Ryan Joseph Fitzpatrick (born November 24, 1982) is the starting quarterback for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Harvard.
Fitzpatrick was a three-sport (football, basketball and track) star at Highland High School in Gilbert, Arizona. Fitzpatrick was a Second-team Class 5A All-state selection on the Arizona High School All-Star team, Fiesta Region first team and Fiesta Region MVP honors as a senior. He set 12 school records as a Highland Hawk and one state mark (throwing a 99-yard touchdown pass) while leading the team to the state playoffs from 1998–2000 and to the 1999 Fiesta Region title. He graduated in the top 1% of his class and received the Presidential Award of Excellence.
At Harvard, Fitzpatrick had five starts during the 2001 and 2002 seasons. In 2001, he completed 25 of 37 passes (67.6%) for 323 yards and a pair of touchdowns and followed that in 2002 by completing 94 of 150 attempts (62.7%) for 1,155 yards, eight touchdowns and no interceptions. He also ran for five scores and 523 yards on 115 carries (4.5 avg.) that year.
Fitzpatrick took over the starting job in 2003. He finished his junior campaign completing 107 of 178 passes (60.1%) for 1,770 yards, 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions in seven games. He also carried 109 times for 430 yards (3.9 avg.) and six scores.
In 2004, Fitzpatrick would earn Ivy League MVP honors (Asa S. Bushnell Cup) as he amassed 1,986 yards with 13 touchdowns and six interceptions on 158 of 276 passing (57.2%). He ranked second on the team with 118 carries for 448 yards (3.8 avg.) and five scores in 2004.
For his career, Fitzpatrick connected on 384 of 641 passes (59.9%) for 5,234 yards, 39 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He collected 1,487 yards with 16 scores on 365 carries (4.1 avg.) and totaled 6,721 yards, an average of 224.0 yards per game, while seeing action in 30 contests. He ranks second on Harvard’s career list for pass completions, touchdowns, yards passed and pass completion percentage, topped only by Neil Rose (5,949 yards, 41 touchdowns, 455 completions, 62.4%, 1998–2002). His 641 pass attempts rank fourth in school history. His 1,006 total plays for 6,721 yards in total offense broke the old school career records of 1,005 plays by Mike Giardi (1991–93) and 6,519 yards by Rose. He is the first quarterback in Harvard annals to rush for over 1,000 yards in a career.
As is the case for most incoming NFL rookies, Fitzpatrick took the Wonderlic Test. A draft commentary on the NFL’s official website reported that he made a perfect score, while setting a speed record by completing the exam in nine minutes.
According to a The Wall Street Journal report that appeared in the September 30, 2005, edition, Fitzpatrick scored a 48 on the exam, not a 50 — still considered an exceptionally high score, but the claim that he completed the test in nine minutes is accurate. While his actual score is unknown, he has been quoted acknowledging he left at least one question blank. As the Wonderlic score is the number of correct answers to 50 questions, the best he could have scored would be a 49.
The only player to earn a verified perfect score on the Wonderlic test was also a Harvard graduate: wide receiver/punter Pat McInally, who played his entire career with the Cincinnati Bengals.
Additionally, Fitzpatrick ran a 4.86 in the 40-yard dash had a 295-pound bench press and 415-pound squat and 325-pound power clean.
Fitzpatrick played his first NFL game on November 27, 2005. Coming into the game in the second quarter against the Houston Texans to replace an injured Jamie Martin, Fitzpatrick led the Rams from a 24-3 halftime deficit to a 33-27 overtime win, throwing for 310 yards and three touchdowns. This made Fitzpatrick one of only five players who passed for 300 yards in their NFL debut. The others were Otto Graham, 346 yards (1950); Ed Rubbert, 334 (a replacement player for the Washington Redskins during the 1987 strike); Mark Rypien, 303 (1988), and Peyton Manning, 302 (1998).
On September 1, 2007, Fitzpatrick was traded to the Bengals for a seventh-round pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. A restricted free agent in the 2008 offseason, Fitzpatrick signed his one-year tender offer from the Bengals on April 17. Due to an injury to starting quarterback Carson Palmer, Fitzpatrick made his first Bengals start on September 28, 2008 against the Cleveland Browns. Fitzpatrick was not only the leading passer, but also the leading rusher in the Bengals’ 20-12 loss. With Carson Palmer sitting out the game on October 12, 2008, Fitzpatrick got the start against the New York Jets, and every other game that season. During the 2008 NFL season, Fitzpatrick finished third in rushing yards among quarterbacks.
Fitzpatrick signed with the Buffalo Bills on February 27, 2009. He made his first appearance on October 18, 2009 against the New York Jets when starter Trent Edwards went down with an injury, leading the Bills to a 16-13 overtime win, while throwing for 116 yards with one touchdown and one interception. On November 18, 2009, he was named the starting quarterback of the Buffalo Bills by interim head coach Perry Fewell who took over the coaching duties after former coach Dick Jauron was fired. On September 20, 2010, Fitzpatrick replaced Trent Edwards as the starting quarterback.
Fitzpatick played in his first start in the 2010 season against New England, throwing for 247 yards and two touchdowns. The Bills lost to the Patriots 38-30. Against the New York Jets, he threw for 128 yards and two touchdowns and tied the Bill’s team record for rushing yards in a game (74 yards). The Bills lost to the Jets 38-14. Against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Fitzpatrick threw for 220 yards, 3 touchdowns, and no interceptions as the Bills lost to the Jaguars 36-26 and fell to 0-5. Against the Ravens, Fitzpatrick threw for 374 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions. Despite his excellent performance, the Bills lost to the Ravens 34-37 and fell to 0-6. In a loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, Fitzpatrick threw for 223 yards, one touchdown and one interception. The following week against Chicago, Fitzpatrick threw for 299 yards with one touchdown and one pick. Against the Detroit Lions Fitzpatrick threw for 146 yards and 1 touchdown to give the Bills their first win of the 2010 season. In a 49-31 comeback win over the Cincinnati Bengals, Fitzpatrick threw for 316 yards and 4 touchdowns, including 3 to Steve Johnson. This performance marked the first time in NFL history that a team has come back from 17 points down to win by 18 or more.
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