Travis Fulgham: The Hero We Deserve
Early in the first quarter of last night's thrilling victory against San Fransisco, I was asked who was No. 13 . For a brief moment, I wasn't able to utter a name. "Travis something," I replied. But with less than six minutes remaining, when Carson Wentz lofted a 42-yard dime to No. 13 to score the go-ahead touchdown, Eagles fans knew his name. So let's get to know our newest hero, Travis Fulgham.
Fulgham walked on to Old Dominion University's football team and finished his career with 128 receptions for 2,044 yards and 18 touchdowns. His senior season was by far his best, with 63 catches for 1,083 yards, nine touchdowns and a second-team All-Conference USA selection. He was drafted in the sixth round of the 2019 Draft by the Detroit Lions. From there, he was with the Green Bay Packers for a short stint and eventually landed with the Eagles in late August. He was cut in September by the Birds but was signed to the practice squad when no other team claimed him on waivers.
Cue several injuries to the Eagles' wide receiver crew and suddenly Fulgham made the gameday roster against the 49ers. Fulgham made the most of the opportunity with two catches for 57 yards and a touchdown.
That touchdown now has fans everywhere optimistic that the team has found a diamond in the rough. He certainly looks way better than J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and has an opportunity to stay on the roster if he can continue having chemistry with Wentz late in games.