Tonight, Larry Fitzgerald has an opportunity to succeed in one more milestone in his legendary, game-changing profession.
If the Cardinals WR hauls in only a single catch in opposition to the Seahawks on SNF, he’ll turn into the second participant in NFL historical past to succeed in 1,400 profession receptions. The one different particular person to perform this feat is Jerry Rice, who has 1,549 catches.
With one catch tonight, Larry Fitzgerald will be part of Jerry Rice as the one gamers in NFL historical past with 1,400 profession catches.
Fitz has a minimum of 55 catches and 725 yards in yearly of his profession and has missed a complete of 6 video games in 17 seasons. Among the best ever.
— Discipline Yates (@FieldYates)
1,399 Catches Earlier: The Larry Fitzgerald Story
Fitz was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota the place he would develop up and attend highschool on the Academy of Holy Angels. Not surprisingly, he dominated and was named First-team all-state WR twice.
Nonetheless, he failed to satisfy the tutorial necessities for the NCAA and needed to attend army college in Pennsylvania for a yr. When he completed, he stayed within the state to play soccer on the College of Pittsburgh.
In his 2 years at Pitt, Fitzgerald would handle to rack up 161 receptions for two,677 yards and 34 TDs. In his second yr he was runner-up for the Hesiman Trophy and in 2013 , the college retired his jersey.
After simply 2 seasons with Pitt, he determined to enter the 2004 NFL draft. Though this technically was in opposition to the principles, the NFL granted Fitz an exception due to his time at army college.
Because of his excellent faculty profession, the Cardinals chosen him with the third general choose and the remainder is historical past. In a state of affairs that’s nearly extraordinary nowadays, he has caught with the Cardinals for 17 seasons (together with 2020).
In his lengthy profession, he has 1,399 receptions (and counting) for 17,228 yards and 120 TDs. The Minnesota native is a 11 time pro-bowler, 2 time receptions chief, 2 time receiving TDs chief, and the checklist truthfully goes on.
Maybe the one knock on his success is the dearth of a Tremendous Bowl ring. He did come shut in 2010 when the Cardinals made it to the large recreation, however narrowly misplaced to the Steelers. Sadly, given his loyalty and age, it’s extremely unlikely that he’ll retire as an excellent bowl winner.
Fascinating Fitzgerald Info
- The veteran has extra tackles than drops in his 17 yr profession (sure, you learn that proper).
- Fitzgerald labored as a ball boy for the Minnesota Vikings briefly. The truth is, the Cardinals coach in 2004, Dennis Inexperienced, knew Fitzgerald due to this earlier than he drafted him.
- He was featured on the duvet of EA Sports activities’ Madden 10 with Troy Palamolu. It was the primary time that the sport had two cowl athletes.
- He was named Walter Payton man of the yr in 2016 for his efforts off the sphere.