Larry Fitzgerald

Inside Biography

Larry Fitzgerald is an American football player currently signed with the NFL team, the Arizona Cardinals, as a wide receiver.

Considered one of the greatest football receivers of all time, he holds the record for the second-highest in receiving yards and career receptions, and the sixth-highest in receiving touchdowns.      

Early Life

Larry Fitzgerald was born Larry Darnell Fitzgerald, Jr., the son of Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder sportswriter Larry Fitzgerald, Sr., and his wife, Carol Fitzgerald.

His younger brother, Marcus Fitzgerald, is an NFL footballer in his own right and played for the UFL (United Football League) team, the Sacramento Mountain Lions.   

Educational Details

Born in Minneapolis and raised in Springfield, Minnesota, Larry Jr. received his high school education from the Academy of Holy Angels. It was at Holy Angels where Fitzgerald started playing football and was named the First-Team All-State wide receiver.

Before attending the University of Pittsburgh, he spent a year at Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Pennsylvania during his senior year to make up for not meeting the NCAA requirements for a freshman football player.

College Career

Larry Fitzgerald played for the Pittsburgh Panthers during his time at the University of Pittsburgh, finishing his freshman career with 69 receptions for 1,005 yards with 12 touchdowns and his soph 0re career with 92 receptions for 1,672 yards with 22 touchdowns. 

Professional Career

Fitzgerald was drafted in the first round and the third pick overall by the Arizona Cardinals at the 2004 NFL Draft. He has since played every NFL season with the Cardinals to this day.  

Larry Fitzgerald playing for the Arizona Cardinals SOURCE: The Arizona Republic

As of 2020, he has made 1,382 receptions for 17,117 yards and 120 touchdowns. He holds the record for the second-highest in receiving yards as well as career receptions and the sixth-highest in receiving touchdowns.

He has been named to the Pro Bowl eleven times. Additionally, he was also named to the First-team All-Pro in 2008 and Second-team All-Pro in 2009 and 2011.

Team Of Larry

For 17 years, Larry Fitzgerald was a mainstay of the Cardinals offense. He spent every season with the team after being selected with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft out of Pitt, and he has put together a Hall of Fame career. Fitzgerald has 1,432 career catches

Net Worth

As of September 2020, Larry Fitzgerald is believed to have a net worth of $50 million. His wealth comes from his career as an NFL wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals.

He has played for the Cardinals since 2004 and ranks among the best receivers in NFL history. His wealth comes from contracts, brand endorsements, public appearances, merchandising, and prize money.       

Father to Two Sons

While Larry Fitzgerald may otherwise be single nowadays, he is, nonetheless, the father of two sons: Devin Fitzgerald, born of his relationship with former partner Angela Nazario, and Apollo Fitzgerald, born of his relationship with Melissa Blakesley. 


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by shrijan, 08 Aug, 2022

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