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Video: ASU's Jackson He Becomes 1st Chinese-Born Player to Score TD in FBS

Blake SchusterSenior Analyst IDecember 12, 2020

Arizona State running back Jackson He (32) runs the football in the second half during an NCAA college football game against Arizona, Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
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Jackson He met history at the goal line and powered right on through it Friday night. 

As Arizona State defeated Arizona, 70-7, He became the first Chinese-born player to score a touchdown in an FBS game. 

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😈 JACKSON HE FOR SIX 🔱 THE FIRST CHINESE BORN PLAYER TO SCORE A TOUCHDOWN IN FBS HISTORY. 🎥 https://t.co/ai5cgW0WIH https://t.co/cAJoY90Jao

The junior tailback from Shaoguan, China, had four rushing attempts for seven yards and a score. With 7:02 left in the fourth quarter, and ASU at the goal line, He took the handoff and cut to his left, overpowering an Arizona defender and breaking the plane for the touchdown. 

He was an unranked recruit attending high school in San Diego when Arizona State became the only school to give the 5'9", 220-pound prospect a college offer. 

Three years later, against his school's bitter rival, He proved he belongs on the field and has six points to his name to show for it. 

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