New York is a long way from the small, panhandle town of Bushland, Texas, a fact that’s abundantly clear for Giants rookie center Weston Richburg, the Bushland native who was selected by the G-Men with the 43rd overall pick in the draft back in May.
“I’m not in Bushland, Texas, anymore,” Richburg told the Amarillo Globe-News recently. “It’s been an extreme change since May. It’s a huge adjustment. But New York is a great place to be. It’s the media capital of the world and that’s awesome. It’s pretty cool at practice and you look up and see the Freedom Tower and Empire State Building.”
Richburg was in Bushland this week, enjoying some of his final days of freedom before he’s due to report to training camp. After that, the next time he’ll return to his home state will come on October 19, when the Giants and Cowboys meet at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. We’d imagine Richburg has the date circled on his calendar.
“I’m excited about that day,” Richburg said. “I have a lot of family that lives around Dallas and my family here obviously has tickets to the game. That’s going to be a dream come true. Man, just thinking about it gets me excited.”
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