Ryan Fitzpatrick is a quarterback in the NFL who is known for smashing records, bagging accolades and for his incredible rushes, throws, and passes on the field. His accomplishments in the NFL has come as no surprise because he had a stellar record in high school and college. He is a father and has quite a huge responsibility to his six children and loving wife.
Since turning pro after he was selected by the St. Louis Rams in the 2005 draft, he has played for and gathered a lot of experiences from seven different teams in the league. Let’s find out more…
Ryan Fitzpatrick’s Biography
Despite his rugged looks, he seems to be just the perfect and articulated quarterback any team could ask for. He was born like any normal child on the 24th of November 1982 in Gilbert, Arizona and named Ryan Joseph Fitzpatrick.
Life was pretty easy for Ryan while growing up because he had all the parental care and love any child could ask for. He has tried his best in not revealing his parent’s identities to the media but he sure talks about his three siblings; Jason, Shaun, and Brandon who share an amazing bond with him.
Ryan Fitzpatrick was a student at Highland High School. There, he poured his heart into various sports activities and was one of the best student-athlete with the school’s football, basketball, and track team. With time he chose the game of football over others and topped in most of his games, smashing records and bagging a lot of awards.
No one gets into Havard without setting a good record, for Ryan Fitzpatrick, it was with ease he enrolled in the school. There, he was recognized for his football and became one of the relevant players in the school team throughout his stay. His first two seasons was not one to boast about, he recorded a total of five starts. He featured in 8 games and performed much better the following season where he completed 107 out of 178 passes for 1,770 yards, 16 touchdowns in addition to 8 interceptions.
The quarterback entered the year 2014 in high spirits and emerged as the Ivy League MVP after recording 1,986 yards with 13 touchdowns in addition to 6 interceptions. By the end of his collegiate career, he totaled 384 out of 641 passes for 5,234 yards, 39 touchdowns in addition to 15 interceptions. He also topped as the second position on Harvard’s career lists for most pass completions, touchdowns, passing yards and pass completion percentage.
That was not all, his set record for pass attempts was ranked as of that time the fourth best record ever set by a quarterback throughout the history of the school. His 1,006 total plays for 6,721 yards in total offense broke the old school career records and is also said to be the first quarterback in the school history to record a total of 1000 yards in his career.
For a test of trial, most incoming NFL rookies are expected to take the Wonderlic Test. Ryan FitzPatrick in his time made one of the most perfect scores under nine minutes. There have been controversies about his exact scores in the test, some records have it that he scored 49 while others say he made 50 marks. Any which way, he still stood out to be the only Harvard player to have topped that in history.
Having passed the test, he automatically qualified for the National Football League draft the next season. St Louis Rams did the honors of selecting him in the 2005 NFL draft, he played with the team for two years before he was sold to the Cincinnati Bengals during the 2008 NFL draft.
Ryan Fitzpatrick proved his worth with the team but left the following year to join the Buffalo Bulls after inking a three year deal with them. Despite so many struggles, he still topped in most of his games.
The Tennessee Titans stole him over after luring him to a two-year deal with them. In his first game, he led his team to victory against the New York Jets. Consequently, he later played for a few more teams including the Houston Texas, New York Jets and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Family – Wife, and Children
Ryan Fitzpatrick love story is quite an interesting one. He met his wife during his days at Harvard University as she was also a student there. They dated for a while before deciding to take it a step further. Their engagement story was quite a hilarious event. Records have it that the quarterback took part of their joint savings in order to buy an engagement ring.
The two finally walked down the aisle sometime in 2006 and are blessed with six lovely children, Ruby, Maizy, Zoey, Lucy, Tate, and Brady.
Being one of the most skilled quarterbacks in history and having played for a lot of other teams, nothing less is expected from him when it comes to his finances. Ryan Fitzpatrick net worth is estimated to be $24 million.