Posted October 13, 2013

Joseph Fauria’s touchdown dance highlight reel keeps growing

Detroit Lions, NFC North
Joseph Fauria has five catches, three of which have gone for touchdowns.

Rookie Joseph Fauria has five catches, three of which have gone for touchdowns. (G Fiume/Getty Images)

Joseph Fauria’s rookie season has been an entertaining one. With a three-touchdown performance against the Browns on Sunday, Fauria now has seven catches, five TDs … and four entertaining celebrations.

He added to his repertoire early in Week 6, after a 1-yard grab versus the Browns (GIF via Guyism):

Folks on Twitter who know more about these sorts of things report that dance is called the “Gas Pedal”. He settled for a simple slam dunk over the goal post following his second TD in Cleveland, but then went back to the well for his third score (GIF via BuzzFeed Sports):

His moves after a Week 3 TD in Washington were even more recognizable.

Fauria, answering a challenge from late-night host Jimmy Fallon, broke out ‘N Sync’s “Bye Bye Bye” dance. Fallon earlier had pledged to pay the fine for any player who used that dance in an NFL celebration. Fauria was not punished by the league for it, so Fallon instead pledged $10,000 in Fauria’s name to the Michigan chapter of Make-a-Wish.

Fauria’s post-touchdown shenanigans started back in Week 1. After scoring for the first time in his NFL career, he did … this:

The simplest of all his celebrations came back in the preseason (video here). Fauria caught a TD pass at home against the Patriots, then performed a leaping, between-the-legs spike — an homage to his uncle, former NFL player Christian Fauria, who used to punctuate touchdowns with the same show.

8 comments
mn99
mn99

He looked like a moron

czsommers
czsommers

Who are these childish homophobes, Romario and Who*Is*ESPN?. If you have to use "retarded" and "gay" as insults, you show the world that you are immature buffoons.

RomarioDelLago
RomarioDelLago

He looked idiotic.  It wasn't even amusing in a kitschy way.  It was both gay and retarded, all at the same time. 

WHO*IS*ESPN
WHO*IS*ESPN

"GREAT"? Looked more like a gay pride celebration. 

SpartanTarget
SpartanTarget

@RomarioDelLago Are you saying you have a problem with gay and disabled people? Or you just can't bear to have them present in your precious football. Are you afraid they'll taint you somehow? That you'll turn off the NFL and wind up either gay or learning disabled?