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Overview (3)

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Birth NameLarry Darnell Fitzgerald Jr.
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Height: 6'3 / Weight: 218 / College: Pittsburgh / Hometown: Minneapolis, MN / DOB: August 31, 1983 / Pro Bowl Selection: 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Two-time All-State and prep All-America receiver at Academy of the Holy Angels (Minneapolis, MN), High School Larry Fitzgerald recorded 73 receptions for 1,254 yards (17.2 yard avg.) and 17 TDs as a senior, and had 54 catches for 1,347 yards (24.9 yard avg.) with 12 TDs and 10 consecutive 100-yard receiving games as a junior. Also a three-year defensive starter, playing free safety as a senior and OLB as a junior and sophomore while also lettering twice in basketball and once in track. Fitzgerald studied in the College of Arts and Sciences at Pittsburgh and his father, Larry Sr., played football at Indiana State from 1975-77 and is the sports editor for the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder. Larry's mother, Carol, passed away in April of 2003 after a seven-year bout with cancer; Larry keeps her driver's license in his wallet next to his own. His younger brother, Marcus, played WR at Marshall from 2004-07 and following the 2013 season, was named to the USA Football All-Fundamentals Teams, one of 26 players (11 offense, 11 defense, 4 special teams) honored for exemplary football techniques for youth players to emulate.

Selected in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft; Larry was the first receiver taken and the third player overall behind QB Eli Manning (San Diego) and Robert Gallery (Oakland). Agreed to new contracts with Arizona on 3/11/08, 8/20/11 and a two-year contract on 2/18/15 that will keep him in a Cardinals uniform through the 2016 season. In his 11 seasons with the Cardinals, has established franchise records for receptions (909), receiving yards (12,151), receiving TDs (89), total TDs (89), 100-yard receiving games (38) and 1,000-yard receiving seasons (six). Has also been voted to the Pro Bowl eight times, including appearances in seven seasons (2007-13).

Originally selected by the Cardinals in the first round (third overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft and has started 168 of the 170 games in which he has appeared. His eight career Pro Bowl selections are tied with Hall of Fame safety Larry Wilson for the most in franchise history. Larry earned MVP honors in the 2008 Pro Bowl, and his eight career TDs represent a Pro Bowl record. Following the 2014 season, he was named the inaugural winner of the Art Rooney NFL sportsmanship Award, presented to an NFL player who demonstrates on the field qualities of great sportsmanship, including fair play, respect for opponents and integrity in competition. Fitzgerald was also selected as the Cardinals nominee for the Salute To Service award in '14. In 2012, was named one of three finalists for the "Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year" Award and was also named the recipient of the 14th Annual Arthur S. Arkush Humanitarian Award by Pro Football Weekly, which is given to the NFL player whose contributions to the community and charitable organizations are especially outstanding.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trivia (31)

Selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the 1st Round (3rd pick overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft.
Attended the University of Pittsburgh.
Wide receiver with the Arizona Cardinals, 2004-present.
Attended Holy Angels High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Cover athlete with Troy Polamalu on Madden NFL 2010 (2009).
Larry Fitzgerald has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week three times in his career, with all three award-winning performances coming against the Philadelphia Eagles. In Week 10 of the '11 season, he earned the honor for the first time in his career following his performance against the Eagles (7 rec, 146 yards, 2 TDs). In Week 3 of the '12 season, earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week after hauling in nine receptions for 114 yards and a TD against Philadelphia. He again earned the honor for his performance against the Eagles in Week 8 of the '14 season, when he hauled in seven receptions for 160 yards, including a career-long 80-yard TD in the third quarter.
Larry Fitzgerald had one of the best postseasons of any player in NFL history during the Cardinals run to Super Bowl XLIII in 2008, shattering the NFL single postseason record for receptions (30), receiving yards (546) and receiving TDs (seven). His 30 receptions surpassed the previous record of 27, shared by Carolina's Steve Smith (2005) and New England's Wes Welker (2007). His 546 receiving yards surpassed Jerry Rice's 1988 total of 409 yards and his seven TD receptions topped Rice's 1988 total of six.
Following the 2014 season, Larry Fitzgerald was named the inaugural winner of the Art Rooney NFL Sportsmanship Award, presented to an NFL player who demonstrates on the field qualities of great sportsmanship, including fair play, respect for opponents and integrity in competition. Fitzgerald was selected in a vote of his fellow NFL players. Fitzgerald was also selected as the Cardinals nominee for the Salute To Service award in '14. In 2012, was named one of three finalists for the "Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year" Award and was also named the recipient of the 4th Annual Arthur S. Arkush Humanitarian Award by Pro Football Weekly, which is given to the NFL player whose contributions to the community and charitable organizations are especially outstanding.
Larry Fitzgerald is the franchise career leader in receptions (909), receiving yards (12,151), receiving TDs (89), total TDs (89), 100-yard receiving games (38) and consecutive games with a reception (163).
In Week 11 of the '14 season vs. Detroit, Larry Fitzgerald surpassed 12,000 career receiving yards. At 31 years, 77 days old, he became the second-youngest player in NFL history to reach the milestone behind only Randy Moss (30 years, 306 days).
Larry Fitzgerald's 909 career receptions ranked 19th on the NFL's all-time receptions list while his 12,151 receiving yards rank 21st on the NFL's all-time receiving yardage list.
In Week 15 of the 2014 season at St. Louis, Larry Fitzgerald reached 900 career receptions. At 31 years, 102 days old, he became the youngest player in NFL history to reach 900 career receptions.
Larry Fitzgerald is one of just nine players in NFL history with at least 10 TDs in five different seasons.
Larry Fitzgerald is one of just five players in NFL history to record at least 1,400 receiving yards four times in their career, joining Jerry Rice (6), Randy Moss (4), Marvin Harrison (4) and Andre Johnson (4).
Larry Fitzgerald has caught at least one pass in a franchise-record 163 consecutive games. Fitzgerald enters the 2015 season with the NFL's longest active streak of consecutive games with a reception.
An eight-time Pro Bowl selection, Larry Fitzgerald was voted into the annual all-star game for seven straight seasons (2007-13). His eight career Pro Bowl selections are tied with Hall of Fame safety Larry Wilson for the most in franchise history. Earned MVP honors in the 2008 Pro Bowl and his eight career TDs represent a Pro Bowl record.
Larry Fitzgerald was originally selected by the Cardinals in the first round (third overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft and has started 168 of the 170 games in which he has appeared. Only players taken ahead of him were Eli Manning (No. 1 to San Diego) and Robert Gallery (No. 2 to Oakland).
Larry Fitzgerald is one of just 12 players in NFL history with 12,000+ receiving yards and 85+ TD receptions in their career.
Larry Fitzgerald's 170 games played rank as the ninth-highest total in franchise history.
Larry Fitzgerald was the first player in NFL history to record 90+ receptions five times in their first seven seasons.
Larry Fitzgerald appeared in his 170th career game in the '14 regular season finale vs. San Francisco. He now holds sole possession of 9th on the franchise all-time games played list.
At 22 years, 123 days old Larry Fitzgerald became the youngest receiver in NFL history to record a 100-catch campaign when he reached the milestone at Indianapolis on 1/1/06.
Larry Fitzgerald has nine TD receptions in seven career postseason games, tied with Randy Moss for the NFL record for a player in his first seven postseason games.
Larry Fitzgerald's 103 receptions in 2005 set a franchise single-season mark, breaking Boldin's previous mark of 101 set in 2003.
Larry Fitzgerald caught seven passes for 160 yards against the Eagles in Week 8 of 2014, including a career-long 80-yard TD reception in the third quarter. He now has at least one TD reception in all seven career games against the Eagles, including postseason.
With 96 receptions for 1,431 yards in 2008, Larry Fitzgerald joined wide receivers Anquan Boldin (89-1,038) and Steve Breaston (77-1,006) to mark the fifth time in NFL history that a team had three players all reach 1,000 receiving yards in the same season.
In the 2014 regular season finale at San Francisco, Larry Fitzgerald extended his franchise record with a catch in his 163rd consecutive game. That also represents the longest active streak in the NFL.

Consecutive Games with a Reception (NFL)

Gms / Player (Team) 163 Larry Fitzgerald (Arizona) 137 Wes Welker (Denver) 134 Reggie Wayne (Indianapolis) 133 Andre Johnson (Indianapolis) 128 Brandon Marshall (NY Jets)

Fitzgerald has a reception in 169 of 170 career games played. The only game in which he did not catch a pass came on 10/31/04 in Buffalo.
In 2005, Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin became only the second tandem in NFL history to top 100 receptions and 1,400 receiving yards in the same season (Detroit's Herman Moore and Brett Perriman in 1995).
Larry Fitzgerald is one of just 12 players in NFL history with 12,000+ career receiving yards and 85+ career TD receptions. Fitzgerald will enter the 2015 season as the only active player on the list, which includes six Hall of Fame inductees.
With 100 yards receiving in each of the team's four postseason games in '08, Larry Fitzgerald set the NFL record for most consecutive playoff games with 100 yards receiving. He has at least 100 yards receiving in four of the seven postseason games he has appeared in.

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