TRANSACTIONS: Selected by St. Louis Rams in seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft (250th overall)...Signed by Rams on July 18, 2005...Traded to Cincinnati Bengals on Sept. 1, 2007 for a conditional draft pick...Re-signed by Bengals on April 17, 2008...Signed by the Buffalo Bills as an unrestricted free agent on Feb. 27, 2009...Re-signed with Bills on Oct. 28, 2011...Released by Bills on March 12, 2013...Signed by Tennessee Titans on March 26, 2013...Released by Titans on March 14, 2014...Signed by Houston Texans on March 20, 2014.
Has started 77 of the 85 games he’s played in and completed 1,555 of 2,599 pass attempts for 16,790 yards, 106 touchdowns, 93 interceptions and a 77.5 passer rating
Ranks fourth among active quarterbacks with 1,415 career rushing yards and has scored nine career touchdowns on the ground
In 2012, started all 16 contests for the second consecutive season and tallied 3,400 yards on 306 of 505 passing with 24 touchdowns
In 2011, started all 16 games for the first time in his career and set career-bests with 353 completions, 569 pass attempts, 3,832 passing yards and 24 touchdown passes
Holds the following Buffalo Bills passing records: longest completion and longest play from scrimmage, a 98-yard touchdown pass to Terrell Owens (at Jacksonville, 11/22/09), and longest rushing touchdown for a quarterback – (31 yards vs. Miami 11/29/09)
Became the fifth quarterback in NFL history to throw for 300 yards in a debut, leading St. Louis to a 33-27 overtime win at Houston (11/27/05). He completed 19 of 30 passes for 310 yards with three touchdowns and one interception for a 117.4 passer rating.
Married to Liza and the couple has two sons, Brady and Tate, and two
daughters, Lucy and Maizy
The family splits time between Nashville and Gilbert, Ariz.
Attended Highland (Gilbert, Ariz.) High School and earned second-team Class 5A all-state honors as a senior, setting 12 school records
Played basketball and track graduated in top one percent of his class
List of favorites: (movie) “Con Air”; (TV show) Seinfeld; (actor) Tommy Lee Jones; (music artist) Mumford and Sons; (school subject) math; (book) The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins; (restaurant) Chick-fil-A; (hobby) legos; (food) Yummy Yummys; (sports hero) Brett Keisel; and (economist) Marty Feldstein
Born Ryan Joseph Fitzpatrick on Nov. 24, 1982 in Gilbert, Ariz.
2013 (Tennessee, 11/9):
Appeared in 11 games with nine starts and completed 217 of 350 passes for 2,454 yards with 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions
Rushed 43 times for 225 yards with three touchdowns
Did not play as the backup quarterback in five games
Ranked fourth in the NFL and second in the AFC in third down passing with a 103.4 rating
Led or tied for the team lead in yards rushing twice in 2013 (vs. KC, at SEA). Amassed career-highs with 36 completions, 58 attempts and 402 passing yards, while tying a career best with four touchdown passes against Arizona (12/15/13)
Saw action as the backup quarterback against N.Y. Jets (9/29) after Jake Locker left the game early in the third quarter. Completed three of eight passes for 108 yards with a touchdown, extending the Titans’ lead to 38-13 with a 77-yard touchdown bomb to Nate Washington with 7:06 remaining in the game
Started at quarterback against Kansas City (10/6)and completed 21 of 41 passes for 247 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. Led the team with 50 rushing yards on six rushes with a touchdown. Dumped off a pass to Chris Johnson that turned into a 49-yard touchdown pass on third-and-seven with 12:09 left to play in the third quarter. Gave the Titans a 17-13 lead with a 9-yard touchdown scramble up the middle on the first play of the fourth quarter.
Completed 17 of 29 passes for 171 yards with two interceptionsm rushed six times for 33 yards at Seattle (10/13)
Entered the game in the second quarter after Locker left with a foot injury and completed 22 of 33 passes for 264 yards with two touchdown throws for a 111.2 passer rating against Jacksonville (11/10)
Against Indianapolis (11/14), started and completed 22 of 28 passes for 222 yards with a touchdown for a 111.6 passer rating and scrambled four times for 26 yards
Started at quarterback and completed 30 of 42 passes for 320 yards with two touchdown passes for a 109.2 passer rating on his birthday at Oakland (11/24). Rushed five times for 26 yards.
At Indianapolis (12/1), completed 21 of 37 passes for 201 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions. Rushed eight tmes for 54 yards with a touchdown
At Denver (12/8), started at completed 13 of 24 passes for 172 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
Against Arizona (12/15), started amassed career-highs with 36 completions, 58 attempts and 402 passing yards, while tying a career-best with four touchdown passes.
At Jacksonville (12/22), connected on 17 of 26 passes for 181 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
Against Houston (12/29), started and completed 15 of 24 passes for 166 yards with an interception.
2012 (Buffalo, 16/16):
Selected as an offensive captain by his teammates
Started all 16 games for the second consecutive season and tallied 3,400 yards on 306 of 505 passing with 24 touchdowns and16 interceptions
Had 197 yards on 48 rushes with one touchdown.
Started on Kickoff Weekend for the second consecutive year and ompleted 18 of 32 passes for 195 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions at New York Jets (9/9)
Threw for 178 yards on 10-of-19 passing with two touchdowns and passer rating of 120.1 against Kansas City (9/16)
Finished the day with 208 yards on 22-of-35 passing with three touchdowns at Cleveland (3/23)
Tied a careeer-high with four touchdown throws on 22-of-39 passing for 350 yards and four interceptions against New England (9/30), his fourth career four-touchdown game
Completed 27 of 35 passes for 225 yards with three touchdowns and an interception • against Tennessee (10/21)
Finished with 337 yards on 27-of-40 passing with two touchdowns and an interception at New England (11/11) to become the fifth Bills quarterback with more 10,000 passing yards and passed Drew Bledsoe for fourth on the team’s all-time yards passing list with 10,265
Made his 50th start with Buffalo and tallied 247 yards on 25 of 33 passing with a touchdown and an interception against St. Louis (12/9)
2011 (Buffalo, 16/16):
Started all 16 games for the first time in his career and set career-highs with 353 completions, 569 pass attempts, 3,832 yards passing and 24 touchdown passes
Made the first Kickoff Weekend start of his career at Kansas City (9/11) and completed 17 of 25 passes for 208 yards, matched a career-best with four for a career-high passer rating of 133.0
Led his fourth fourth-quarter comeback as a Bill against New England (9/25) and completed 27 of 40 passes for 369 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions; notched his fourth career 300-yard game
Completed 21 of 27 passes for 262 yards, two touchdowns and an interception against Washington (10/30)
Finished with 264 yards on 26 of 39 passing with three touchdowns at New York Jets (11/27) and became the fifth quarterback in Bills history to record 50-plus touchdown passes
Matched a franchise record by completing passes to 10 different receivers against Tennessee (12/4)
Tied a career-best completing 31 of 47 passes for 316 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions against Miami (12/18) and moved into fifth on the Bills all-time passing yards chart with 7,751 (passing Doug Flutie, 7,582)
2010 (Buffalo, 13/13):
Started 13 games and completed 255 of 441 passes for 3,000 yards with 23 touchdowns and 15 interceptions
Did not play the first two games of the season and was inactive for the season finale
Made first start of the season, completing 20 of 28 passes for 247 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions for a passer rating of 92.4 at New England (9/26)
Posted a then career-best passer rating of 121.5, completing 20 of 30 passes for 220 yards with three touchdowns against Jacksonville (10/10)
Threw a career-high four touchdowns and completed 29 of 43 pass attempts for 382 yards and a passer rating of 106.1 at Baltimore (10/24)
Set career-highs in attempts and completions against Chicago (11/7),completing 31 of 51 passes for 299 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions
Led the Bills to a fourth-quarter comeback, matching a career-high with four touchdown passes on 21 of 34 passing for 316 yards and two interceptions for a 107.0 passer rating at Cincinnati (11/21)
2009 (Buffalo, 10/8):
Played in 10 games with eight starts in his first season with the Bills and connected on 127 of 227 passes for 1,422 yards with nine touchdowns and 10 interceptions; rushed 31 times for 141 yards with one score
Did not play as the backup quarterback in the first five games and was inactive for one game
Led Buffalo back from a 10-point deficit in the second half at N.Y. Jets (10/18) to force overtime and defeat the Jets 16- 13, after replacing an injured Trent Edwards in the second quarter. Completed 10 of 25 passes for 116 yards with one touchdown and one interception
Became the fourth consecutive Bills quarterback to win his first start at Carolina (10/25)
Threw a 98-yard touchdown pass to Terrell Owens that was the longest (and longest scrimmage play) in Bills history at Jacksonville (11/22). Finished the game completing 18 of 31 passes for 297 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions
Led the Bills to a fourth quarter comeback against Miami (11/29) and ran for a 31-yard touchdown, marking the longest rushing touchdown by a quarterback in Bills history and of his career. Completed 17 of 26 passes for 246 yards with one touchdown and one interception for a passer rating of 92.8
Posted a career-best 120.8 passer rating, completing 16 of 25 passes for 155 yards with three touchdowns against Indianapolis (1/3/10)
2008 (Cincinnati, 13/12):
Appeared in 13 games, making 12 starts in place of Carson Palmer
Led club to 4-3-1 record in second half of the season, including a 3-1-1 mark at home
Posted then career-highs in completions (221), passing yards (1,905) and touchdowns (8)
Became the third quarterback in Bengals history to rush for 300 yards in a season, piling up a second-best total of 304
Made his first start with Cincinnati against Cleveland (9/28) and completed 21 of 35 passes for 156 yards with his first touchdown pass as a Bengal. Led the team in rushing on four attempts for 41 yards
Recorded his first NFL win as a starter against Jacksonville (11/2), throwing for 162 yards on 21 of 31 passing with two touchdowns. Posted a season-best 52 rushing yards on three attempts
Set season-highs in completions (29), passing attempts (44) and passing yards (261) against Philadelphia (11/16)
Threw for a touchdown and added a rushing score while completing 16 of 29 passing for 209 yards against Washington (12/14)
Completed 18 of 30 passes for 129 yards and directed an 87-yard touchdown drive against Kansas City (12/28)
2007 (Cincinnati, 1/0):
Opened training camp with St. Louis and played in three of the Rams’ four preseason games before he was traded to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sept. 1
Saw his only action of the season but did not record any statistics against Baltimore (9/10)
2006 (St. Louis, 1/0):
Designated as the team’s third quarterback for the first 15 games of the season
Appeared in season finale at Minnesota (12/31), but did not have a pass attempt
2005 (St. Louis, 4/3):
Played in four games, making three starts as a rookie and completed 76 of 135 passing for 777 yards and four touchdowns
Made NFL debut in relief of Jamie Martin at Houston (11/27) and finished with a season-high 310 passing yards on 19 of 30 passes including three touchdowns. Connected with Kevin Curtis for a 56-yard game-winning score in overtime
Registered his first career touchdown pass to Torry Holt for 19 yards at Houston 11/27
Made his first NFL start and completed 21 of 36 passes for 163 yards, while adding a 7-yard touchdown run against Washington (12/4)
Attended Harvard and finished his Crimson career second in school history in completions (384), touchdown passes (39), yards passing (5,234) and completion percentage (59.9)
Ran for 1,487 yards on 365 attempts with 16 touchdowns
Was the recipient of the Asa S. Bushnell Award, Ivy League Player of the Year in 2004 as he accumulated 1,986 yards with 13 touchdowns and six interceptions
Led Harvard to a 10–0 record, including a win in the Ivy League Championship
Also ranked second on the team with 448 rushing yards and five scores
Took over the starting job in 2003 and finished his junior campaign with 1,770 yards, 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions in seven games
Additionally, he ran for 430 yards and six rushing touchdowns, leading his team to a 7-3 record
Had five starts during the 2001 and 2002 seasons
In 2001, he amassed 323 yards and a pair of touchdowns
In 2002 by collecting 1,155 yards, eight touchdowns and no interceptions and ran for five scores and 523 yards that year
Graduated with a degree in economics from Harvard
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