by Matt Snyder
Die-hard football fans already knew about Larry Fitzgerald. We have since he left Pitt early to pursue his destined-to-be-great NFL career. Fantasy football freaks -- like myself -- learned quite quickly what kind of a talent he was. His 2008 regular season numbers of 96 catches, 1,431 yards, and 12 touchdowns prove what kind of a beast he can be. The thing was, those numbers weren't surprising, by any stretch. That's just how good he is.
Playing for the Cardinals, however, leaves players in obscurity when it comes to the national celebrity scene -- unless you played at USC and drink in hot tubs with scantily clad women.
Larry Fitzgerald on His Way to Becoming a National Celebrity originally appeared on NFL Main on Mon, 19 Jan 2009 14:40:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.