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Ryan Fitzpatrick biography

Date of birth : 1982-11-24
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Gilbert, Arizona
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-28
Credited as : Football player NFL, quarterback for the Buffalo Bills, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Ryan Joseph Fitzpatrick 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.

PRO:

Signed by Buffalo as an unrestricted free agent on February 27, 2009… acquired by Cincinnati through a trade with St. Louis on September 1, 2007… originally entered the NFL as a seventh-round (250th overall) draft selection by the Rams in 2005

NFL AWARDS:

* NFC Offensive Player of the Week – Week 12, 2005
* NFL Rookie of the Week – Week 12, 2005

CAREER:

* Holds the following Buffalo Bills passing records:
o Longest completion and longest play from scrimmage – 98-yard touchdown pass to Terrell Owens (at Jacksonville, 11/22/09)
o Longest rushing TD (quarterback) – 31 yards (vs. Miami (11/29/09)
* Became the fifth quarterback in NFL history to throw for 300 yards in debut, leading St. Louis to a 33-27 overtime win at Hou. (11/27/05)… completed 19-of-30 passes for 310 yards with three touchdowns and one interception for a 117.4 passer rating.

2009:
* First five games: Took over a very important role when Alex Van Pelt became Offensive Coordinator and moved upstairs to the coaches booth by relaying the call to Trent Edwards on the field
* At NYJ (10/18): Led Buffalo back from a 10-point deficit in the second half to force overtime and defeat the Jets 16-13, after replacing an injured QB Trent Edwards in the second quarter… completed 10 of 25 passes for 116 yards with one touchdown and one interception… completed a 37-yard touchdown pass to WR Lee Evans to tie the game at 13 in the third quarter
* At Car. (10/25): drew his first start of the season and the 6th of his career…became the 34th QB to start in Bills history…became the 4th consecutive Bills QB to win his first start (Trent Edwards, 17-14, vs. NYJ, 9/30/07; Kelly Holcomb, 20-14, vs. Miami, 10/9/05; J.P.Losman, 22-7, vs. Hous., 9/11/05)
* Vs. HOU (11/1): Completed 15 of 23 passes for 117 yards with two interceptions in his second straight start… eclipsed 3,000 passing yards in his career… made his first start at Ralph Wilson Stadium as a member of the Bills, becoming the 31st QB to start a home game in franchise history
* At TEN (11/15): Saw action in relief of QB Trent Edwards in the final three minutes of the game… completed two of seven passes in the team’s final three possessions
* At JAX (11/22): Threw a 98-yard touchdown pass to WR Terrell Owens… pass play was the longest (and longest scrimmage play) in Bills history… finished the game completing 18 of 31 passes for 297 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions
* Vs. MIA (11/29): Led the Bills to a fourth quarter comeback, trailing 14-7 entering the final stanza to win 31-10 over the Dolphins… ran for a 31-yard touchdown, marking the longest rushing touchdown by a QB in team history and of his career… completed 17 of 26 passes for 246 yards with one touchdown and one interception for a QB rating of 92.8
* Vs. NYJ (12/3): Threw for 98 yards on nine of 23 attempts, added 32 rushing yards on five rushes… became the first Bills QB with consecutive games with 30 or more rushing yards since Doug Flutie (2000)
* At KC (12/13): Completed 12 of 20 passes for 86 yards with one touchdown and an interception… connected with WR Terrell Owens on a nine-yard touchdown toss
* Vs. NE (12/20): completed 68 percent of his passes on 17-of-25 completions for 178 yards with a touchdown and an interception…connected with WR Lee Evans for an 11-yard score
* At ATL (12/27): Inactive
* Vs. IND (1/3): Posted a career-best 120.8 passer rating, completing 16-of-25 passes for 155 yards with three touchdowns… three touchdowns tied a career-high (11/27/05 at HOU)


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