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Arizona Cardinals and Former Pitt Star Larry Fitzgerald Gets Catch No. 1400



Pitt / NFL wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald.

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald added another accomplishment to his Hall of Fame career as he joined 49’ers legend Jerry Rice as the only players in NFL history with 1,400 career receptions.

Now in his 17th NFL season, Fitzgerald has accumulated 1,407 catches for 17,290 yards and 120 touchdowns. Those 17,000+ receiving yards also rank second in NFL history behind Rice.

Rice finished with career with 1,549 catches so the 37-year old Fitzgerald won’t catch him but no doubt his next career accomplishment, aside from a possible Super Bowl with Arizona, is the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton.

In Sunday night’s win overtime win over Seattle, Fitzgerald was able to pass Rice for an NFL record as his 647 career receptions at State Farm Stadium are the most receptions for a player in a single venue in NFL history. Rice previously held the old record with 646 catches at Candlestick Park.

Prior to the season, Fitzgerald announced his intentions to play another season in 2020 but didn’t commit to anything beyond this year. For the season, Fitzgerald has 29 catches for 207 yards, with his productivity being reduced by the addition of DeAndre Hopkins and the emergence of second-year wideout Christian Kirk.

Fitzgerald’s Arizona Cardinals find themselves with a record 5-2, only a half game behind first place Seattle in the NFL West.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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