Larry Fitzgerald Net Worth 2022 – Salary, Income, Earnings

Larry Fitzgerald Net Worth 

Larry Fitzgerald has an estimated net worth of $50 million. He earns most of his income from his American football career. As an American football wide receiver, he currently plays for the ‘Arizona Cardinals’ of the National Football League (NFL). While playing college football for the ‘Pittsburgh Panthers,’ he was named unanimous All-American. He was also named in the ‘All-Big East’ first team.

In 2003, he was named ‘Big East Offensive Player of the Year,’ as well as received the ‘Fred Biletnikoff Award’ and the ‘Walter Camp Award.’

Larry accomplished several things after being drafted third overall by the Cardinals in the 2004 NFL Draft. In 2017, he had 1,234 receptions, 15,545 receiving yards, 12.6 yards per reception, and 110 receiving touchdowns in his NFL career. As of 2017, he was ranked third all-time in receptions, third in receiving yards, and eighth in receiving touchdowns.

To calculate the net worth of Larry Fitzgerald, subtract all his liabilities from his total assets. Investments, savings, cash deposits, and any equity he has in a house, car, or other similar asset are included in the total assets. All debts, such as personal loans and mortgages, are included in total liabilities.

Here’s the breakdown of his net worth:

Name: Larry Fitzgerald
Net Worth: $50 Million
Monthly Salary: $500 Thousand
Annual Income: $8 Million
Source of Wealth: American football player

Early Life

Larry was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on August 31, 1983. His father, Larry Fitzgerald Sr., is a sportswriter for the ‘Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder,’ and he was the first reporter to cover his own son in a ‘Super Bowl.’

He lost his mother to a brain hemorrhage in 2003, while she was receiving treatment for breast cancer. In her honor, Larry later established the ‘Carol Fitzgerald Memorial Fund.’

He attended the Richfield Academy of Holy Angels and the University of Pittsburgh.

College Football

During his college years, he was a member of the University of Pittsburgh’s intercollegiate football team, the ‘Pittsburgh Panthers,’ also known as ‘Pitt.’ He was widely regarded as one of the best wide receivers in college football from 2002 to 2003.

From his freshman season in 2002, he displayed outstanding performance. He earned a bowl bid and had five receptions for 88 yards and one touchdown in the Copper Bowl. He had 69 receptions for 1,005 yards and 12 touchdowns on the season.

He had a fantastic sophomore season in 2003. He led the ‘Big East’ conference with 92 receptions for 1,672 yards and 22 touchdowns. In 2003, he received the Walter Camp Award, the Chic Harley Award, the Paul Warfield Award, and the Biletnikoff Award, in addition to being named to the All-America team. He also finished second in the ‘Heisman Trophy’ (awarded to the most outstanding player in college football), just missing out on the award to Jason White.

His 34 touchdowns in the 26 games he played for ‘Pitt’ over two seasons set a new team record. He also made history by becoming the first player in school history to have two consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons.

Larry broke Antonio Bryant’s record of 13 games with at least 100 yards receiving, which was an all-time Panthers record. Larry’s #1 jersey was later retired by the University of Pittsburgh on July 1, 2013, making him the university’s ninth player to receive this honor.

Professional Career

He was selected third overall by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2004 NFL Draft. Larry made his NFL debut against the ‘St. Louis Rams’ on September 12, that year.

On December 19, 2004, he became the youngest player in NFL history to score at least two touchdown receptions in a single game, at the age of 21 years and 110 days. Aaron Hernandez of the ‘New England Patriots’ broke the record in 2010.

Larry had 103 receptions for 1,409 yards and 10 touchdowns during the 2005 NFL season and was named to the NFL’s all-star game and the 2006 Pro Bowl, his first ‘Pro Bowl.’ He teamed up with Anquan Boldin to form one of the league’s most potent wide receiver tandems.

During the 2007 season, he had 100 receptions for 1,409 yards and 10 touchdowns and was dubbed “The Best Hands in the NFL” and “Sticky Fingers” by the local media. The ‘Arizona Cardinals’ signed a four-year, $40 million contract extension with him at the end of the season.

Larry’s 2008 season was one of his most successful seasons. He finished the season with 96 receptions for 1431 yards and a league-high 12 touchdowns. The Cardinals finished the season with a winning record of 9-7 and qualified for the playoffs.

His three touchdown receptions in the NFC Championship game of the 2008 NFL season tied an NFL record. As a result, he became the first player in NFL history to achieve such success during a conference championship game.

As the National Football Conference (NFC) champions, the Cardinals (including Larry) faced the American Football Conference (AFC) champions, the Pittsburgh Steelers, in Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009. The game was won by the ‘Steelers’ 27-23.

Larry set a single postseason record of 546 receiving yards, 30 receptions, and 7 touchdown receptions, outperforming Jerry Rice’s previous records set during the 1988-89 NFL playoffs. He continued his outstanding play in the NFL’s all-star game for the 2008 season, the 2009 Pro Bowl, which was held on February 8, 2009. He caught two more touchdown passes in the NFC’s 30-21 victory over the AFC. Larry was named a ‘First-Team All-Pro’ and a ‘MVP’ for the 2008 season.

His performance in the 2009 season (97 receptions for 1,092 yards and 13 touchdowns) earned him his third consecutive Pro Bowl and his fourth overall in his career.

On August 20, 2011, the ‘Cardinals’ signed him to an eight-year, $120 million contract, tying him with Richard Seymour as the NFL’s fifth highest paid player. On November 13, that year, he was named ‘NFC Offensive Player of the Week’ after recording seven receptions for 146 yards and two touchdowns against the ‘Philadelphia Eagles.’ He received the award three more times, in 2012, 2014, and 2015.

He finished the 2011 season with 80 receptions for 1,411 yards and eight touchdowns, as well as a personal best of 17.6 yards per catch.

In the 2013 season, he was named to his seventh consecutive ‘Pro Bowl,’ giving him an overall total of eight for his career.

On February 18, 2015, he signed a new multi-year contract with the ‘Cardinals,’ with a minimum of $11 million guaranteed over the next two seasons. In the thirteenth week of that season, he became the youngest and eleventh player to reach 1,000 career receptions. The Cardinals finished the season 13-3, winning the NFC West. Larry was selected to his ninth Pro Bowl after recording 109 receptions for 1,215 yards and nine touchdowns.

On August 5, 2016, he signed a one-year, $11 million contract extension with the ‘Cardinals.’ Larry finished the season with 107 receptions for 1,023 yards and six touchdowns, placing him third all-time in career receptions. That season, he was named to his tenth Pro Bowl.

On November 17, 2017, he signed a one-year contract extension with the ‘Cardinals’ for the 2018 season. Despite being named to his eleventh Pro Bowl on December 19, that year, it was later announced that Larry would be replaced by Seattle Seahawks’ Doug Baldwin.

He appeared on the cover of EA Sports’ video game ‘NCAA Football 2005.’ He was also on the cover of ‘Madden NFL 10’ alongside Troy Polamalu.

Personal Life 

Angela Nazario, a former Oakland Raiders cheerleader, filed an order of protection against him. During the 2008 season, Larry was charged with domestic violence against her.

Larry has two children.

Among his charitable and social endeavors are the ‘Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund,’ as well as the ‘Carol Fitzgerald Memorial Fund.’ He was also involved with the NFL for three years for their ‘A Crucial Catch’ breast cancer awareness campaign.

In August 2012, he received the 14th annual ‘Pro Football Weekly Arthur S. Arkush Humanitarian Award,’ in 2013, the ‘NFL Players Association Georgetown Lombardi Award,’ and in 2014, the ‘Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Male.’

He promised his mother that he would finish his education, so he earned a degree from the University of Phoenix in 2016. Larry went on to work as a university spokesperson after graduating.

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