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Marcus  Fitzgerald
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Marcus Fitzgerald


Minneapolis, Minn.

High School:
Academy of Holy Angels

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 202



2006 (Junior):
Played in 11 games, starting six...Finished with 12 catches for 160 yards and a touchdown...Caught a 19-yard pass in his season debut against Hofstra...Snagged two balls for 30 yards, including a 23-yard catch at Kansas State...Caught a 25-yard touchdown at SMU...Had a season-high four catches for 27 yards against Memphis.

2005 (Sophomore):
Played in 10 games, starting the final nine games at receiver for the Herd...Finished second on the team with 41 catches for 448 yards and two touchdowns...After missing the season opener with an injury, Fitzgerald came back and caught three passes for 49 yards against Kansas State...Had seven grabs for 88 yards and a touchdown in a 23-13 loss at UCF...Followed it up with a season-high eight catches for 69 yards against SMU on Oct. 1...Posted six catches for 67 yards at Virginia Tech...Scored his second touchdown of the season on a five-yard catch in a 20-19 win over UAB...Had two catches for 41 yards at UTEP, including a season-long 30-yarder...Added 60 yards on six catches against Tulane.

2004 (Freshman):
Saw action in 11 games and earned two starts as a true freshman... recorded 12 catches for 146 yards on the year for a 12.2 yards per catch average ... also recorded one carry for three yards to go along with three catches for 16 yards at Ohio State ... caught three passes for a season-high 60 yards at Bowling Green.

High School:
Enrolled at Marshall and participated in spring practice ... rushed for more than 3,000 yards and 30 touchdowns in his prep career ... played for coach Mike Pendino ... as a senior rushed for 1,300 yards, including one game with 228 yards on 34 carries ... named his team Most Valuable Player ... all-state, all-conference, and all-metro as a senior.

Full name is Marcus R. Fitzgerald ... born June 1, 1985 ... son of Larry Fitzgerald, Sr, and the late Carol Fitzgerald ... Larry Sr. is the sports editor for the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder ... Marcus is the brother of Larry Fitzgerald, Jr, 2003 Heisman Finalist from the University of Pittsburgh and first round NFL draft pick of the Arizona Cardinals (#3 overall) ... he lists his parents as his biggest role models ... his hobbies include chess and playing video games ... undecided on his major.