The football great, whom many call simply ‘Larry Legend,’ began his highly distinguished football career as a ball boy for the Minnesota Vikings as a teenager. From there, he played college ball for the Valley Forge Military Academy (VFMA) and then the University of Pittsburgh, where it’s said he was one of the best wide receivers in the college game from 2002 to 2003, the same year in which he won the Fitzgerald won the Biletnikoff Award and the Walter Camp Player of the Year award. He began his NFL career in 2004 when he signed with the Arizona Cardinals, where he spent his entire NFL career, which ended in 2021 when he announced he was joining ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown in 2022. Aside from sports, Fitzgerald is also making his mark in business with his own travel company, Nomad Hill, and as a minority owner of The Phoenix Suns,
Why They Made the Worthy 100: Fitzgerald began the Larry Fitzgerald Foundation in 2005, only a year after starting in the NFL. The organization promotes youth education, funds positive activities for kids during vacation, and supports children and families in need. It’s provided computers and tablets to several Minnesota public schools and assisted child sports leagues in the state. In 2020 he donated $120,000 to the Valley Boys & Girls Club. In 2022, he partnered with DraftKings to donate $100,000 for breast cancer research.