Larry Fitzgerald

Football Player + Wide Receiver
Born Aug 31, 1983

Larry Darnell Fitzgerald, Jr. is an American football wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Pittsburgh, and earned All-American honors. The Arizona Cardinals chose Fitzgerald with the third overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft, and he has played his entire professional career for the team.… Read More

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1983 Birth Born on August 31, 1983.


2002 18 Years Old He was widely considered one of the best wide receivers in college football from 2002 to 2003.
After his sophomore season, Fitzgerald was recognized as the best player in the NCAA with the 2003 Walter Camp Award and the Touchdown Club of Columbus's Chic Harley Award, and as the best wide receiver in college football with the 2003 Biletnikoff Award and the Touchdown Club's Paul Warfield Award.


Although Fitzgerald had played at Pitt for only two years without redshirting, he petitioned the NFL to allow him to enter the 2004 NFL Draft, as he had left his high school, Academy of Holy Angels, during his senior year to attend Valley Forge Military Academy. … Read More
2005 - 2006 2 More Events
2007 23 Years Old 1 More Event
As part of his 2007 Pro Bowl season, he caught 100 receptions for 1,409 yards and 10 touchdowns.
2008 24 Years Old During the NFC Championship for the 2008 NFL season, Fitzgerald tied an NFL record with three touchdown receptions in a playoff game. … Read More
2009 25 Years Old Despite having about 300 yards less than the year before, he set a personal record with 13 touchdowns in 2009. … Read More
2011 27 Years Old On August 20, 2011, Fitzgerald signed an 8-year $120 million deal with the Arizona Cardinals, tying him with Richard Seymour as the 5th highest paid player in the NFL. … Read More
2012 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Following the 2012 football season, Fitzgerald was named the “Arizona Cardinals/Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year” and was one of three finalists for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.
On July 1, 2013, Fitzgerald's #1 jersey was retired by the University of Pittsburgh. … Read More


2014 30 Years Old 1 More Event
In May, 2014, Fitzgerald and Lenovo provided five schools in Minneapolis and four schools in Phoenix Lenovo tablets and equipment to enable the children to gain access to technology. … Read More
2015 31 Years Old On February 18, 2015, Fitzgerald was signed to a new multi-year contract worth at least $11 million guaranteed over the next two seasons.
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