Apollo Fitzgerald is the son of American football legend Larry Fitzgerald and his sweetheart Melissa Blakesley. Larry is currently a member of the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. Furthermore, he has spent 15 seasons in the NFL with his current team, the Arizona Cardinals.
Apollo Fitzgerald: Bio, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity
Apollo Fitzgerald was born on April 23, 2013, in the United States. He was born under the sign of Aries. As previously established, Apollo was born to Larry Fitzgerald and his girlfriend Melissa Blakesley.
Apollo is a native of the United States of Afro-American background.
There isn’t much information about his education, but he might be attending one of America’s most elite universities.
All about Apollo Fitzgerald’s Career
Apollo Fitzgerald’s father, Larry Fitzgerald, is an American football player for the National Football League’s ‘Arizona Cardinals.’ He was named unanimous All-American while playing for his collegiate football team, the ‘Pittsburgh Panthers.’
Larry Fitzgerald was a member of the University of Pittsburgh’s intercollegiate football team, the Pittsburgh Panthers, also known as the “Pitt,” during his college years. From 2002 to 2003, he was a notable wide receiver for his collegiate squad.
In 2002, he had an amazing freshman season. He also qualified for a bowl game, and he had 5 receptions for 88 yards and 1 touchdown in the Copper Bowl. He had 69 receptions for 1,005 yards and 12 touchdowns on the season.
Following that, he led the ‘Big East’ conference with 92 receptions for 1,672 yards and 22 touchdowns in 2003. For his efforts this season, Larry received the Walter Camp Award, the Chic Harley Award, the Paul Warfield Award, and the Biletnikoff Award. In 2003, he led the squad to an All-America selection. Over the course of two seasons, he set a new franchise record with 34 touchdowns in 26 games for ‘Pitt.’ Larry became the first player in school history to have two consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons.
Larry was picked third overall by the ‘Arizona Cardinals in the 2004 NFL Draft, and made his NFL debut on September 12, 2004, against the ‘St. Louis Rams.’ On December 19, 2004, at the age of 21 years and 110 days, he became the youngest player. He made a record by collecting at least two touchdown passes in a single game against the St. Louis Rams. In 2010, Aaron Hernandez of the ‘New England Patriots’ shattered the record.
He signed a multi-year contract with the Cardinals on February 15, 2015, with a minimum of $11 million guaranteed for the next two seasons. In the thirteenth week of the season, he became the eleventh and youngest player in NFL history to surpass 1,000 career receptions. He won the NFC West after finishing the season with a 13–3 record. He has 109 receptions for 1,215 yards and nine touchdowns on the season. After that, he was named to his tenth Pro Bowl.
In addition, on August 15, 2016, the Cardinals signed Larry to a one-year, $11 million contract deal. He concluded the season with 107 receptions for 1,023 yards and six touchdowns, moving him into third place all-time in career receptions. That year, Larry was also named to his tenth Pro Bowl. Larry signed a one-year contract extension with the Cardinals for the 2018 season on November 17, 2017.
Larry was also featured on the cover of the video game ‘NCAA Football 2005’ by EA Sports. He also appears alongside Troy Polamalu on the cover of ‘Madden NFL 10’.
Net Worth and Salary
Apollo’s father, Larry Fitzgerald, has a net worth of around $97 million as of 2022, which he acquired from his professional career as an NFL player. He earns more than $11 million dollars per year. Furthermore, he has a one-year contract with the Cardinals at $11,000,000 per year.
Furthermore, Larry’s Paradise Valley home, which he marketed for $5 million in 2018. He also owns a BMW 7-Series, a Range Rover, a Shelby Mustang from 1968, a Rolls Royce, and a Dodge Charger R/T.
Awards and Nominations
Larry has received various honors over his career. In August 2012, Larry received the 14th annual ‘Pro Football Weekly Arthur S. Arkush Humanitarian Award.‘ In 2013, he got the NFL Players Association’s Georgetown Lombardi Award, and in 2014, he received the ‘Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Male’ award.
Larry Fitzgerald is actively active in humanitarian and social causes, including the ‘Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund’ and the ‘Carol Fitzgerald Memorial Fund.’ In addition, for the past three years, he has been involved in the NFL’s “A Crucial Catch” breast cancer awareness campaign.
Relationship Status: Divorced?
In terms of Apollo’s parents’ personal lives, they have yet to marry. Although the couple has not yet married, fans see them as husband and wife. Apollo Fitzgerald is the only child of Larry Fitzgerald and Melissa Blakesley, his father’s girlfriend. The couple is currently living a joyful life with their son.
Larry, his father, was previously involved with Angela Nazario. He and Angela have a son named Devine Fitzgerald. His relationship did not work out, and his ex-partner accused him of domestic violence. She eventually filed a restraining order against him.