Lions TE Fauria's 'N Sync dance pays off on Late Night

Jimmy Fallon will make donation to Make-A-Wish Foundation in Fauria's name

Author: Ken Haddad, Social Media Producer, @KenHLocal4, KHaddad@wdiv.com
Published On: Sep 25 2013 10:07:17 AM EDT
DETROIT -

Detroit Lions TE Joseph Fauria's touchdown dance this past Sunday in Washington has paid off.

Weeks ago, Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake debuted a new sketch called "The Evolution of Touchdown Dancing" and challenged NFL players to replicate their dance moves. In return, Fallon would pay any possible fine, and donate $10,000 to a charity of their choice.

When Fauria scored a touchdown on Sunday, he celebrated by doing "The Justin Timberlake" dance, as highlighted in the skit.
Tuesday night on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," Fallon announced he'd be making a $10,000 donation to Make-A-Wish Foundation in Fauria's name.

"I think NFL players are crazy," Fallon said. "I think they've all lost they're minds. This past Sunday, Detroit Lions rookie Joseph Fauria, he answered my challenge. We were all going nuts. We all saw it on Twitter and we were going crazy. Oh my gosh, he did the 'Justin Timberlake,' but he looked way cooler than I did doing it. He is a good guy. Thank you for dancing out there and keeping it fun."