11-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald joined ESPN as an NFL Analyst in September 2022. The accomplished and well-respected 17-year NFL veteran appears on multiple editions of Monday Night Countdown and Postseason NFL Countdown throughout the football season.
During his 17 seasons in the NFL, Fitzgerald used his platform as a professional athlete to promote countless causes in communities throughout the United States and internationally. In 2016, he was awarded the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, the NFL’s highest honor recognizing charitable work. While Fitzgerald holds many records with the Arizona Cardinals and the NFL, his proudest accomplishments have happened for him off the field.
In 2005, Fitzgerald founded The Larry Fitzgerald Foundation in honor of his mother, Carol Fitzgerald, who passed away as a result of breast cancer in 2003. For nearly two decades, The Larry Fitzgerald Foundation has worked to provide equitable access and new pathways to success for youth and honors his mother’s legacy by supporting women and men affected by breast cancer in communities that have been historically underserved. Breast cancer research and support will always be a priority for Larry, as he continues to prioritize the importance of funding organizations and initiatives that provide life enhancing resources not only in the Phoenix and Minneapolis areas but nationally as well.
Through the foundation, Fitzgerald continues to expand his philanthropic endeavors as he fosters relationships with corporate partners committed to advancement in the areas of education and technology by donating significant resources and digital devices to schools and programs in Arizona, Minnesota and across the country. Beyond the foundation’s core mission of breast cancer awareness and youth education, Fitzgerald’s philanthropic initiatives range in size and scope, from economic development projects in Senegal and Ethiopia, to delivering hearing technology in Africa and Southeast Asia.