Larry Fitzgerald: Focused On Humanitarian Efforts

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Behind the Star


Name: Larry Fitzgerald

Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Team: Arizona Cardinals

Position: Wide Receiver

Over the years, I’ve encountered a lot of folks. I’ve met a number of people. Can’t say many are like Larry Fitzgerald.

Sure, he catches a trillion passes a year and stays a favorite on fantasy football teams. Commendable, but to me, the best part is his servant heart. I first heard the name when I was a senior at Duncanville High School (just outside of Dallas). Opened up the mailbox, and there was Fitz on the cover of my Fellowship of Christian Athletes magazine, rocking a Pittsburgh jersey. After reading his story, I knew he had been divinely placed on a platform, and would only excel from there.

In 2004, Fitz started the Fitzgerald First Down Fund, just one year after his mother died from Breast Cancer. It focuses on bringing awareness to the disease…

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