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Justin  Fitzgerald

Player Profile


Richmond, Va.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 198



2007: Played in 11 games ... Caught 12 passes for 165 yards ... Recorded one solo tackle ... Recorded a career high longest pass reception of 64 yards against Louisiana-Lafayette.

2006: Played in all 13 games, starting twice ... Caught 15 passes for 115 yards ... Had three multi-catch games during the season ... Hauled in two passes in the season-opening win against UT Martin ... Recorded a season-high five catches for 33 yards at Missouri ... Made two catches for 24 yards against Bowling Green.

2005: Played in 10 games, starting seven ... Finished second on the team with 19 catches and 236 yards ... Scored the first touchdown of his career when he ripped off an 80-yard run on an end-around against Ball State, setting career highs for carries, rushing yards, longest rush and rushing touchdowns ... The run was the Bobcats' longest of the season, sixth longest in school history, and ninth longest in the nation on the season ... Made his first career touchdown catch on a 19-yard reception the next week against Buffalo ... Against Bowling Green, recorded career highs with five catches for 75 yards

2004: Did not play in the first three games ... Broke into the receiver rotation vs. Buffalo and played in seven of final eight games ... Caught his first college pass against Marshall, an 11-yard gain ... Caught a 10-yard pass versus Toledo ... Made his first career start versus Bowling Green and pulled in a seven-yard reception.

2003: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: A first team all-district and honorable mention all-metro selection by the Richmond Times-Dispatch despite playing just one year of football ... Earned three letters in track and two in basketball ... Won team Most Valuable Player honors twice and Most Improved Player honors once on the hardwood ... Won a Humanitarian Award from Hermitage in 2003.

PERSONAL: A sociology major ... Son of Wilbert and Shelia Fitzgerald.