- Date of Birth:
- August 31, 1983
- 6' 3"
Larry Fitzgerald (born Larry Darnell Fitzgerald Jr. in Minneapolis, Minnesota on August 31, 1983) is an American football wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. Larry played college football at Pittsburgh, which is where he earned unanimous All-American honors. By 2004 he was third pick in the NFL draft and was chosen to join the Cardinals. Having been selected for the Pro Bowl nine times, Larry is currently ranked fifth in all-time NFL history for receiving yards per game for a career. In August 2011 he agreed to an eight-year, $120 million contract extension. And on November 24, 2013, Larry became the youngest NFL receiver to reach 11,000 career receiving yards. He was 30 years old.
Best Known For:
Larry Fitzgerald is best known for being a successful NFL player.
Larry Fitzgerald’s father, Larry Fitzgerald Sr., is a sportswriter for the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder. When he covered Super Bowl XLIII, he was believed to be the first reporter to cover his own son in a Super Bowl. In 2003 Larry’s mother, Carol, tragically died of a brain hemorrhage while being treated for breast cancer. Marcus Fitzgerald, who was a wide receiver for the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League, is Larry’s younger brother. Larry also has one son, Devin Fitzgerald.