Ryan Fitzpatrick - Bio, Net Worth, Salary, Wife, Family, Age, Teams Played, Trade, Contract, Height, Awards, Beard, Siblings, Stats, Facts, Wiki, Kids
Ryan Joseph Fitzpatrick, professionally known as Ryan Fitzpatrick is an American football player. He plays as a quarterback for the NFL team, Miami Dolphins. The St. Louis Rams drafted him 250th overall in the 2005 NFL Draft. He has played for eight NFL teams becoming the NFL quarterback to play for more teams. He has set several NFL records as well as franchise records. He was awarded the Ed Block Courage Award in 2015.
He played college football at Harvard University. He is a two-time Ivy League champion and was named Ivy League Player of the Year in 2004.
What is Ryan Fitzpatrick Famous For?
- The NFL quarterback to start for eight NFL teams.
- The only player in NFL history to throw a touchdown pass with eight teams.
Where is Ryan Fitzpatrick From?
Ryan Fitzpatrick was born on 24 November 1982. His birth name is Ryan Joseph Fitzpatrick. His birth place is in Gilbert, Arizona in the United States. He holds an American nationality. He belongs to white ethnicity and his religion is Christianity. Information about his parents is not available. He has three siblings: Jason, Shaun, and Brandon.
Regarding his educational background, he attended Gilbert Highland High School in his hometown. He started playing football there. After graduating from high school, he committed to play collegiate football at Harvard University. He studied economics at Harvard.
He was a backup quarterback for the Harvard Crimsons. He had five starts during his rookie and sophomore years. He collected 1,155 yards, 8 touchdowns, and no interceptions in the 2002 season.
He became the starting quarterback for the 2003 season. He finished his junior year with 1,770 yards, 16 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions in 7 games. He also ran for 430 yards and 6 touchdowns in 2003. He led his team to a 7-3 record.
He led his team to a 10-0 record in the 2004 season, compiling 1,986 yards with 13 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. He led Harvard to the Ivy League Championship in 2004. He was a backup quarterback when Harvard won the Ivy League Championship in 2001. For his performance in the 2004 season, he was named the Ivy League Player of the Year in 2004. He was also awarded the George H. "Bulger" Lowe Award in 2004.
In his college career, he connected on 384 of 41 passes for 5,234 yards, 39 touchdowns, and 21 interceptions. He collected 1,487 yards with 16 scored on 365 carries and totaled 6,721 yards. He ranks second behind Neil Rose on Harvard's career list for pass completions, touchdowns, yards passing, and pass completion percentage. He broke the old school record of 1,005 plays for 6,519 yards, set by Mike Giardi with 1,006 total plays for 6,721 yards.
Ryan Fitzpatrick NFL Career
- Ryan Fitzpatrick entered the 2005 NFL Draft. The St. Louis Rams selected him in the seventh round.
- He signed a 3-year rookie contract worth $953,000 with the Rams on 18 July 2005.
- He began his rookie season as the third-string quarterback behind Marc Bulger and Jamie Martin.
- He made his professional regular-season debut on 27 November 2005 against the Houston Texans. He came on in as a substitute to replace injured veteran Jamie Martin.
- He finished his rookie season with 76 pass completions of 135 pass attempts for 777 passing yards with four touchdowns and eight interceptions in four games with three starts.
- He appeared only in one game in the 2006 season.
- He appeared in the game in relief of Marc Bulger.
- Fitzpatrick was traded to the Cincinnati Bengals for a seventh-round pick in the 2008 NFL Draft in September 2007.
- He did not get much playing time in his third NFL season as well as his first season with the Bengals.
- He signed a one-year contract with the Bengals in 2008.
- He made his first start for the Bengals on 28 September 2008 against the Cleveland Browns.
- He finished the 2008 season ranking third in rushing yards among the quarterbacks with 304.
- Fitzpatrick signed a 3-year contract worth $7.405 million with the Buffalo Bills on 27 February 2009.
- He made his debut for the Bills on 18 October 2009 against the New York Jets.
- He finished the 2009 season with 1,422 passing yards, 9 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions.
- He recorded at least one touchdown pass in 13 consecutive games in the 2010 season.
- He finished the 2011 season with 3,832 yards and 24 touchdowns and league-leading 23 interceptions.
- He threw 3,400 yards with 24 touchdowns and 16 interceptions in the 2012 season.
- He was released by the Bills on 12 March 2013.
- He signed a two-year contract with the Tennessee Titans on 18 March 2013.
- He played in 11 games in his first season with the Titans and threw 2,454 yards with 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
- The Titans released Fitzpatrick on 14 March 2014.
- He then signed a two-year contract with the Houston Texans on 18 March 2014.
- He was named the starting quarterback until demoted to the backup position in November 2014.
- He tore his pectoral muscle in November 2014.
- He finished the 2014 season throwing 2,483 yards with 17 touchdowns and 8 interceptions.
- The Texans traded Fitzpatrick to the New York Jets in March 2015 for a late-round conditional draft pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
- He made his first start for the Jets on 13 September 2015 against the Cleveland Browns.
- He suffered a torn ligaments in his left thumb while scrambling during the Week 8 game against the Oakland Raiders.
- He started in all 16 games of the 2015 season and threw 3,905 yards with 31 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.
- He became a free agent after the 2015 season.
- He signed a one-year contract extension worth $12 million guaranteed with the Jets in July 2016.
- He finished the 2016 season with 2,710 passing yards, 12 touchdowns, and 17 interceptions.
- He became a free agent after his contract was voided in February 2017.
- He then signed a one-year contract worth $3 million with Tampa Bay Buccaneers in May 2017.
- He made his first start for the Buccaneers during the Week 10 game against the New York Jets.
- He finished the 2017 season with 1,103 passing yards, 7 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions.
- He signed a one-year contract extension with the Buccaneers in March 2018.
- He began the 2018 season as the starting quarterback.
- He finished the 2018 season with 2,366 passing yards, 17 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. He rushed 36 times for 152 yards and two touchdowns.
- He signed a two-year contract worth $11 million with the Miami Dolphins in March 2019.
- He was named the starting quarterback to begin the 2019 season.
- He finished the 2019 season with 3,529 passing yards, 20 passing touchdowns, and 13 interceptions. He rushed for 243 yards and 4 touchdowns.
- He was named Miami Dolphins team MVP in 2019.
- He was named the Dolphins' starting quarterback to begin the 2020 season.
Ryan Fitzpatrick NFL Records
- Most consecutive regular season games with at least two touchdown passes in one stadium during one season: 9 (MetLife Stadium, 2015)
- Most career touchdown passes by an Ivy League graduate: 214
- First quarterback to start a game against one opponent (Jacksonville Jaguars) with six different teams (St. Louis Rams, Buffalo Bills, Houston Texans, New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins)
- First quarterback to throw four touchdown passes in a single game with five different teams (Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans, Houston Texans, New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
- First quarterback to start and win against same opponent (Jacksonville Jaguars) with six different teams
- Most touchdown passes of at least 50 yards through a team's first two games – 4 (tied with Joe Namath)
- Most consecutive games of 400 yards passing and four touchdowns to begin a season – 2 (2018)
- Most consecutive games of 400 yards passing to begin a season – 3 (2018)
- Most consecutive games of 400 yards passing – 3 (2018)
- Most games with at least 400 passing yards in a single season – 4 (tied with Peyton Manning and Dan Marino)
Bills franchise records
- Longest touchdown pass by a Bills player: 98 yards (against Jacksonville Jaguars on November 22, 2009)
Texans franchise records
- Most passing touchdowns in a single game: 6 (against Tennessee Titans on November 30, 2014)
Jets franchise records
- Most passing touchdowns in a single season: 31 (2015)
Buccaneers franchise records
- Only quarterback with consecutive weeks of 400 yards passing: Weeks 1–3, 2018
- Only quarterback to pass for 400 yards multiple times in a season: 4 (2018)
- Most consecutive weeks of having a passer rating of at least 140.0 in a season: 2 (2018)
- Most touchdown passes in the first three weeks of a season: 11 (2018)
- Most games with at least four touchdown passes in a season: 3 (2018)
Ryan Fitzpatrick awards and honors
- NFL Rookie of The Week (Week 12, 2005)
- AFC Offensive Player of the Month (September 2011)
- 5× AFC Offensive Player of the Week (Week 13, 2014; Week 14, Week 16, 2015; Week 2, 2016; Week 16, 2019)
- 3× NFC Offensive Player of the Week (Week 12, 2005; Week 1, 2018; Week 2, 2018)
- 2× FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week (Week 13, 2014; Week 1, 2018)
- Castrol Edge Clutch Performer of the Week (Week 16, 2015)
- Ed Block Courage Award (2015)
- Miami Dolphins team MVP (2019)
Ryan Fitzpatrick Height
Ryan Fitzpatrick stands at a height of 1.91 m i.e. 6 feet and 3 inches tall. He has a body weight of 228 lbs i.e. 103 kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is blue and his hair color is dark brown. He is known for his long beard. He started growing his beard while at Buffalo. He joking refers to himself as "the Amish Rifle". His sexual orientation is straight.
Ryan Fitzpatrick Wife
Ryan Fitzpatrick is a married man. He is married to Liza Barber. The two tied a knot to each other in 2006. Together, the couple has 7 children. They are sons, Tate and Brady, and daughters, Zoey, Maizy, and Lucy. The names of two of his children are not available at present. He never removes his wedding ring, he wears it during games as well.
Ryan Fitzpatrick net worth
Ryan Fitzpatrick earns from his professional career as a football player. His income comes from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the 2005 NFL Draft and signed a three-year rookie contract for $953,000 in July 2005. Since then, he has played for 8 NFL teams. He signed a $7.405 million contract with Buffalo Bills in February 2009. He later signed 6-year contract extension with the Bills worth $59 million including a $10 million signing bonus in October 2011. He signed a one-year contract extension with the Jets for fully guaranteed $12 million in July 2016.
As a free agent in 2017, he signed a one-year contract worth $3 million with the Buccaneers in May 2017. He signed a one-year contract extension with the Buccaneers in March 2018. He signed a two-year contract for $11 million with the Miami Dolphins in March 2019. He has an annual salary of $5.5 million at present. He has made his fortune from his professional career as a football player. At present, his net worth is estimated at around $25 million.
Trivias About Ryan Fitzpatrick You Need To Know.
- He is Harvard University's first quarterback to rush for over 1,000 yards in a career.
- He was a backup quarterback for Neil Rose in his rookie and sophomore years at Harvard.
- His 641 pass attempts rank fourth in school history.
- He holds Harvard record for total plays and yards with 1,006 total plays for 6,721 yards in total offense.
- He holds the highest Wonderlic Test score ever achieved among NFL quarterbacks, reportedly scored perfect 50 (the score is not verified yet). His actual score is unknown.
- He was drafted 250th overall by the St. Louis Rams.
- He was the last of 14 quarterbacks drafted in 2005.
- Sporting News named him the fifth-smartest athlete in sports in 2010.
- He is the first Harvard quarterback to start an NFL game.