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    Rams take Ryan Fitzpatrick (QB, Harvard) in the 7th Round

    Ryan Fitzpatrick

    Class:Senior

    Hometown:Gilbert, AZ

    High School:Highland

    Height / Weight:6-3 / 220

    Position:QB

    AT HARVARD
    Pre-Season: A solid All-America candidate and an early favorite for the Asa S. Bushnell Award as the Ivy League player of the year ... One of the most skilled quarterbacks in Division I-AA ... Capable of taking over a game on offense ... Physical player with good size, excellent arm strength, a keen game sense and sharp decision-making skills ... Enters his senior season ranked fifth in school history in career passing yards (3,248) and total offense (4,287 yards), third in career touchdown passes (26) and second in career completion percentage (61.9) ... Ranks first, fourth, fifth, and ninth on Harvard's single-game total offense chart and holds fourth, fifth and seventh on the single-game passing chart.

    2003: An honorable mention All-Ivy League selection for the second consecutive year ... Averaged 314.3 yards of total offense per game, but did not qualify for the Ivy League or NCAA national leaders because he did not play in 75 percent of the team's games (7 of 10) ... Would have ranked fourth nationally in total offense had he played enough games ... Finished the year sixth on Harvard's single-season passing chart (1,770 yards) and third in single-season touchdown passes (16) despite missing three games due to injury ... Was 5-1 as Harvard's starting quarterback ... Began the year by setting Harvard's single-game total offense record in the Crimson's 43-23 win against Holy Cross ... Threw for 359 yards (20 for 27) with two touchdowns and ran for 112 yards and one TD on 18 carries for 471 yards of offense ... Gained 410 yards of offense (fifth in school history) the following week against Brown, passing for 361 yards and four TDs while rushing for 49 yards and two scores in the Crimson's 52-14 win ... Completed 13 of 22 passes for 244 yards, two TDs and an interception and rushed for 93 yards on 22 carries with two scores in the 28-20 win against No. 10 Northeastern ... Had completed 12 of 17 passes for 165 yards and two TDs and had rushed for 83 yards on 14 carries at Cornell before leaving the game in the fourth quarter with a fracture in his right (throwing) hand ... Missed Harvard's games against Lafayette and Princeton due to the hand injury ... Returned to the lineup Nov. 1 against Dartmouth, coming off the bench to complete 12 of 21 passes for 161 yards, a TD, and two interceptions ... Did not play the following week against Columbia due to a combination of hand, knee and ankle injuries ... Returned to the starting lineup against No. 8 Penn Nov. 15 and completed 17 of 34 passes for 250 yards, a TD and an interception ... Matched his career-high with four touchdown passes in the season finale at Yale ... Completed 13 of 22 passes for 230 yards, four TDs and an interception in The Game, despite having his mobility severely limited by his ankle and knee injuries ... Winner of the Boston Globe Gold Helmet (for the top performance in New England) three times -- following the Holy Cross, Brown and Yale games ... Named Ivy League offensive player of the week Sept. 22 following the Holy Cross game. ... 2002: Awarded first Major "H" of his career after splitting time at quarterback with Neil Rose '03 ... Honorable Mention All-Ivy League ... One of the key reasons Harvard offense ranked eighth in the nation last year (426.7 yards per game) ... Was 11th in the country in pass efficiency, owning a 144.95 rating ... Ranked 59th in the country in total offense (167.8 yards per game) despite only seeing about half the team's snaps behind center ... Started four games (Lehigh, Cornell, Northeastern, and Princeton) ... Led team in rushing, gaining 523 yards on 115 carries (4.5 yards per att.) ... Ran for eight touchdowns ... Completed 94 of 150 passes and his .627 completion percentage ranked third-best in school history ... Threw eight touchdowns without any interceptions ... Led team in total offense with 1,678 yards ... Won Gold Helmet award as New England Division I-AA Player of the Week for performance in 26-24 win at Brown ... In that game--in which he came off the bench for an injured Rose in the second quarter--became first Harvard QB in a decade to rush for 100 yards ... Gained 137 yards on 20 carries, while also completing 10 of 16 passes for 113 yards and two TDs as the Crimson rallied from an 18-7 deficit ... Rushing total was the most by a Harvard signal-caller since Jim Kubacki '77 picked up 154 yards in a 1975 win over Holy Cross ... Ivy League Player of the Week for win over Cornell ... Completed 24 of 32 passes for three TDs in team's 52-23 victory over the Big Red ... Threw for 353 yards, a personal-best and the fifth-highest total in school history ... Amassed 417 total yards, the third-best effort ever by a Harvard player ... Twice placed on Ivy League Honor Roll, for efforts against Lehigh and in win over Yale ... At Lehigh, completed 22 off 36 passes for 289 yards and rushed for 59 yards in 36-35 setback ... Came off the bench in the second half to lead Crimson to a 20-13 win over Yale, and finished day completing 7 of 12 passes for 135 yards and rushing for 72 yards and two touchdowns ... Scored on runs of four and five yards in 2:37 span of third quarter to turn a 6-0 deficit into a 13-6 lead over the Elis ... Co-recipient of Jim Stoeckel '74 Award (with Garrett Schires '05) as team's most improved quarterback during 2002 spring practice ... 2001: Minor "H" ... Saw action in several games as a freshman and started one ... Completed 25 of 37 passes for 323 yards with two touchdowns and one pickoff ... Had .676 completion percentage ... Also rushed for 86 yards on 23 attempts (3.7 yards per carry) ... Became just the second Harvard freshman to start a game at quarterback (the first was Rich Linden '00 in 1996 at Holy Cross), when he stepped in for an injured Neil Rose '03 against Dartmouth ... Completed 20 of 31 passes for 262 yards and threw a 32-yard TD strike to Carl Morris '03 as Crimson rallied for a 31-21 win... Also team's leading rusher vs. Big Green, gaining 58 yards on 17 carries ... Finished game with 320 total yards, at the time the 10th-best single-game performance in school history (that total now ranks 11th) ... First extended varsity action came in team's come-from-behind win over Princeton ... Entered game in second quarter and again in second half, and finished the day 5-of-6 for 61 yards ... Led Harvard on 80-yard TD march in fourth quarter that produced game-winning points in 28-26 triumph ... Culminated drive with 13-yard scoring toss to Morris ... Rushed for 33 yards against the Tigers ... Also played in Columbia and Cornell games ...

    BACKGROUND
    At Highland HS: 2001 graduate who was named Second Team 5A All-State as a senior ... Also a member of the Arizona High School All-Star team ... Two-time Fiesta Region 1st Team selection and was the Fiesta Region MVP as a senior ... Twice chosen team MVP ... Set one state record--throwing a 99-yard touchdown pass--and 12 school records for football ... School records include yards passing for a game, season, and career; TD passes for a game, season, and career; and completions and completion percentage for a game, season, and a career ... Team made State Playoffs from 1998-2000 and won 1999 Fiesta Region title ... Member of school's basketball and track teams ... Ranked in the top one-percent of his graduating class ... Also was named to Boy's State and served as its 2000 Treasurer ... Presidential Award of Excellence ... Personal Notes: Born November 24, 1982 ... Hobbies include skiing and weight lifting ... Brother, Jason, is a 2003 graduate of Notre Dame ... Concentration: Economics.

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  2. #2
    Tony Soprano Guest

    Re: Rams take Ryan Fitzpatrick (QB, Harvard) in the 7th Round

    Yeah, but is he smart?

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    psycho9985 Guest

    Re: Rams take Ryan Fitzpatrick (QB, Harvard) in the 7th Round

    Sounds like he can add 2+2 he might pick up the off. system faster than Smoker.Could be he could move up to 2nd string behind Bulger real quick.I think I like this pick.
    Last edited by psycho9985; -02-02-2006 at 10:14 PM.

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    KurtWarner2005MVP Guest

    Re: Rams take Ryan Fitzpatrick (QB, Harvard) in the 7th Round

    I like the looks of this guy. I think he'll be a good one.

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