Larry Fitzgerald Is Cardinals Star Receiver

January 24, 2009

Meet Larry Fitzgerald, an American professional football player who is the star wide receiver of the Arizona Cardinals of NFL. Fitzgerald is one of the contenders to be the MVP of Super Bowl XLIII. He has been a force behind the Cardinals and is being hailed as the best receiver in the League. See photos, video and a biography of Larry Fitzgerald here.

Larry Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald will be a big concern for the Steelers if they want to put everything into winning the game’s best award. According to the experts, he has been ‘a one-man wrecking crew’ in the playoffs and can rip apart any defense.

“He has 419 yards in the postseason, and it isn’t over with. He’s breaking some of Jerry Rice’s records,” Ike Taylor said. “From what he’s displaying week in and week out, yeah, he’s one of the best in the world.”

Larry’s dad will be present in the arena as a sportswriter for a local newspaper, while his son will be taking on Steelers’ defense to help his team win their first Super Bowl.

As a biography, Larry Fitzgerald was born on August 31, 1983 in Minneapolis, Minnesota so his age is 25. He started out as a ball boy for the Vikings and then joined Minnehaha Academy in 1998. Later, he went to the University of Pittsburgh and starred as a wide receiver, earning the 2003 Walter Camp Player of the Year Award. He was also the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy that year.

Fitzgerald was drafted by the Cardinals in the 2004 NFL draft as the third overall pick. He did 103 receptions for 1,409 yards and 10 touchdowns to lead NFL in 2005 and earned his first Pro Bowl. He achieved the 1,400-yard mark with Anquan Boldin to be only the third pair in the NFL history to do so. Larry signed a four-year $40m contract extension with the Cardinals after the 2007 season.

During the playoffs, his three touchdown catches in the first half of a game make him the first player in NFL to accomplish the feat.

In popular media, Larry was the face on the cover of the EA Sports game NCAA Football 2005.

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