|Real Name/Full Name
|Larry Darnell Fitzgerald Jr.
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:
|Minneapolis, Minnesota, U. S.
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:
|31 August 1983
|40 years old
|In Centimetres – 191 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 3″
|In Kilograms – 99 Kg
In Pounds – 218.2 lbs
|Father – Larry Fitzgerald Sr.
Mother – Carol Fitzgerald
|Academy of Holy Angels, Minnesota
|University of Pittsburgh
|In a relationship
|Apollo Fitzgerald, Devin Fitzgerald
Larry Fitzgerald is a very talented and successful football player hailing from Minneapolis. He has played for the team Arizona Cardinals for the entire duration of his career as a professional player and has specialized as a wide receiver. He has also achieved the very prestigious All American Honor for his contribution to the game and his excellence.
Well, how well do you know about Larry Fitzgerald? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Larry Fitzgerald’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Larry Fitzgerald to date.
Biography and Early Life
Larry Fitzgerald was born and brought up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to father Larry Fitzgerald Sr. who used to work as a sports journalist at the NFL newspapers, radio, and TV shows, and mother, Carol Fitzgerald. Being near football since childhood Fitzgerald developed an interest in it and started playing at a very young age. Fitzgerald’s mother had breast cancer and brain hemorrhage and died in 2003.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Larry Fitzgerald in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Larry Fitzgerald’s age is 40 years old as of today’s date 21st February 2024 having been born on 31 August 1983. Though, he is 6′ 3″ in feet and inches and 191 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 218.2 lbs in Pound and 99kg in Kilograms.
Larry Fitzgerald completed his high school education at the Academy of Holy Angels in Minnesota where he started playing football as a wide receiver and decided to make a career out of it. Following this, he joined the University of Pittsburgh where he continued working towards his passion for football and also achieved great heights in the University football team called Pittsburgh Panthers which led to his selection in the NFL.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Larry’s father was also involved in sports and worked as a writer at the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder. His father was the first-ever writer who wrote about his son’s achievement at the Super Bowl XLIII. As said earlier, Larry’s mother had breast cancer in 2003 and later died out of brain hemorrhage.
As of today’s date, Larry is in a relationship with his girlfriend Melissa Blakesley and also the parents of two lovely children whose names are Apollo Fitzgerald and Devin Fitzgerald.
Is Larry Fitzgerald Gay?
No, Larry is not gay and his sexual orientation is revealed to be straight. He is happily married to his wife Melissa Blakesley, which clearly states the fact that he is straight.
After high school, Larry Fitzgerald joined the University of Pittsburgh in 2002, where he continued to play football and started playing professionally in the college team called Pittsburgh Panthers. In the team, he got to play against several popular teams like Texas A&M, Toledo, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, etc., and Fitzgerald was able to put forward amazing skills on the ground, which led to a lot of appreciation and recognition.
With his skills and hard work, he was able to get selected in the NFL draft of the year 2004 and was recruited in the team called Arizona Cardinals, where he got to learn from famous players like Dennis Green. Fitzgerald became an exceptional player and also made records as a wide receiver.
His very first professional match was against the team St. Louis Rams, followed by a game against the team San Francisco 49ers in which Fitzgerald was able to score two touchdowns despite being the youngest player. After his career as a football player, he became a career leader in wide receiving and coaching the current players. He has also been featured in several magazines and is a member of the Super Bowl team. He has also been featured in the video game by EA sports called Video Game NCAA football 2005.
Following are the awards and achievements received by Larry Fitzgerald in his entire career:
- The first team of All-Pro in 2008
- Two times Second-team of All-Pro in 2009, 2011
- 11 times Pro Bowl in 2005, 2007 to 2013, 2015 to 2017.
- Two times NFL receptions leader in 2005, 2016
- Two times NFL receiving touchdowns leader in 2008, 2009
- NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team
- 2009 NFL ESPY awards winner
- Art Rooney Award in 2014
- Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year in 2016
- NFL 2010 period All-Decade Team
- Heisman Trophy runner-up in 2003
- Biletnikoff Award in 2003
- Walter Camp Award in 2003
- Big East Offensive Player of the Year in 2003
- Unanimous All-American in 2003
- First team for All-Big East in 2003
- Pittsburgh Panthers No. 1 retired
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Larry Fitzgerald in 2024
Larry Fitzgerald’s net worth as of 2024 is estimated to be around $60 million. After his contract signing for $120 million, he was the 13th highest-paid athlete. Various sports brands also sponsor him, and he has also done a few TV commercials, which skyrocketed his net worth.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Larry is one of the highest-paid athletes in the world rankings within the top 50 currently.
- He is good friends with John McClain, who is a politician hailing from Arizona.
Larry Fitzgerald is one of the most consistent players over the years and continuing. Playing for the Arizona Cardinals, he earned a lot of money, popularity, and success for his skillful gameplay. He is one of the best All-time star athletes in football with astonishing records. His fans are hoping to see him play for more years coming ahead.