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Larry Fitzgerald becomes youngest to gain 11,000 receiving yards

Larry Fitzgerald, Darius Butler, Jerrell Freeman AP

With a second-quarter catch against the Colts, Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald became the youngest player in NFL history to gain 11,000 yards receiving in regular-season play, the club said.

Fitzgerald, 30, reached the mark with a 16-yard reception on 3rd-and-14 late in the first half against visiting Indianapolis. The catch was a key play on a drive ending in a 50-yard field goal that gave Arizona a commanding 27-3 halftime lead.

The Cardinals called timeout after the catch. Fitzgerald asked for the ball, and threw it to the sideline as a keepsake. The crowd cheered its appreciation of Fitzgerald, who has played his entire career with the Cardinals, and Fitzgerald’s teammates congratulated him during the stoppage of play.

According to the the CBS telecast of the game, Fitzgerald (30 years, 85 days old) is only the second NFL player to rack up 11,000 receiving yards by age 30, with Randy Moss (30 days, 222 yards) the other to pull it off.

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10 Responses to “Larry Fitzgerald becomes youngest to gain 11,000 receiving yards”
  1. steelerfan9598 says: Nov 24, 2013 5:46 PM

    Imagine what would happen if he had better QB play throughout his career.

  2. sammysushi says: Nov 24, 2013 6:06 PM

    Fitz!

  3. winorlose6burgh says: Nov 24, 2013 6:16 PM

    Man only if he had a Big Ben,Brady,Payton

  4. allidoiswin55 says: Nov 24, 2013 6:16 PM

    Would take been a lot younger if they hand a qb the last 3 years

  5. 1rockyracoon says: Nov 24, 2013 6:28 PM

    He did have Warner for 4 years and he’s playing in a pass centric league, but still it’s a great accomishment. He took the money to stay in Arizona so he can’t complain about all the different QBs. This is why I understand when a player refuses to be drafted by/traded to bad franchises.

  6. taintedsaints2009 says: Nov 24, 2013 6:34 PM

    Fitz and moss both have almost identical careers: they can’t get somebody to get them the ball. If moss or fitz had Montana or young throwing them the ball like jerry rice did, moss and fitz would have all the records.

    The couple years moss and fitz had great quarterbacks, (Warner, Brady) they were both unstoppable machines.

  7. ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: Nov 24, 2013 6:38 PM

    as a niners fan i respect Fitzgerald HOF player and seems like a class act too bad hes wasted his career with a loser organization with no lombardi in sight..

  8. murraysons says: Nov 24, 2013 6:47 PM

    Wow randy had 222 yards by the time he was 30 days old? That’s impressive

  9. wannabeqb says: Nov 24, 2013 6:50 PM

    May want to take another pass at that last paragraph, Mike. Unless Randy Moss really did have 11,000 receiving yards when he was 30 DAYS old!

  10. kremis says: Nov 24, 2013 6:52 PM

    And he did it with no QB in 2012 and 2011

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