Dez Fitzpatrick

American football player (born 1997)

American football player
Dez Fitzpatrick
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Fitzpatrick with the Tennessee Titans in 2022
No. 82 – Pittsburgh Steelers
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1997-12-17) December 17, 1997 (age 26)
Pontiac, Michigan, U.S.
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:208 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school:Mott (Waterford, Michigan)
College:Louisville (2016–2020)
NFL draft:2021 / Round: 4 / Pick: 109
Career history
  • Tennessee Titans (2021–2022)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (2023–present)
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Receptions:5
Receiving yards:49
Receiving touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Desmond Emil "Dez" Fitzpatrick (born December 17, 1997) is an American football wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Louisville.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump
6 ft 1+34 in
(1.87 m)
208 lb
(94 kg)
32+34 in
(0.83 m)
9+58 in
(0.24 m)
4.47 s 1.54 s 2.58 s 4.25 s 7.06 s 35.0 in
(0.89 m)
All values from Pro Day[1][2][3]

Tennessee Titans

Fitzpatrick was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fourth round with the 109th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.[4] Fitzpatrick signed his four-year rookie contract with Tennessee on May 17, 2021.[5] He was waived on August 31, 2021, and re-signed to the practice squad.[6][7] Fitzpatrick was signed to the active roster on November 13, 2021, following Julio Jones being placed on injured reserve.[8] On November 23, Fitzpatrick scored his first career touchdown against the Houston Texans on an 18-yard reception from Ryan Tannehill.[9]

On August 30, 2022, Fitzpatrick was waived by the Titans and signed to the practice squad the next day.[10][11] His practice squad contract with the team expired after the season on January 7, 2023.

Pittsburgh Steelers

On January 11, 2023, Fitzpatrick signed a reserve/future contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers.[12] He was waived on August 29, 2023, and re-signed to the practice squad.[13][14] He was promoted to the active roster on September 14.[15] He was waived on October 2 and re-signed to the practice squad.[16] He signed a reserve/futures contract on January 17, 2024.[17]

References

  1. ^ "Dez Fitzpatrick Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved March 19, 2022.
  2. ^ "Dez Fitzpatrick, Louisville, WR, 2021 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". draftscout.com. Retrieved March 19, 2022.
  3. ^ "Dez Fitzpatrick 2021 NFL Draft Profile". insider.espn.com. Retrieved March 19, 2022.
  4. ^ "Tennessee Titans trade up, select WR Dez Fitzpatrick with No. 109 pick in 2021 NFL Draft". The Tennessean.
  5. ^ "Five Draft Picks Signed Ahead of Rookie Minicamp". May 13, 2021.
  6. ^ Wyatt, Jim (August 31, 2021). "Titans Trim Roster to 53 By Parting Ways With 17 Players". Tennessee Titans.
  7. ^ Wyatt, Jim (September 1, 2021). "Titans Add 13 Players to Team's 16-Player Practice Squad". Tennessee Titans. Archived from the original on August 12, 2022. Retrieved September 3, 2021.
  8. ^ Wyatt, Jim (November 13, 2021). "Titans Activate CB Kristian Fulton From Injured Reserve, Place WR Julio Jones on IR in a Flurry of Roster Moves". Tennessee Titans. Retrieved November 13, 2021.
  9. ^ "Watch: Titans' Dez Fitzpatrick scores 1st career TD vs. Texans". November 21, 2021.
  10. ^ Wyatt, Jim (August 30, 2022). "Titans Trim Roster to 53 Players with 29 Roster Moves". Tennessee Titans.
  11. ^ Wyatt, Jim (August 31, 2022). "Titans Add Players to the Team's Practice Squad". Tennessee Titans.
  12. ^ "Steelers sign four to Reserve/Future contracts". Steelers.com. January 11, 2023.
  13. ^ Varley, Teresa (August 29, 2023). "Steelers trade Green, reduce roster to 53". Steelers.com.
  14. ^ Varley, Teresa (August 30, 2023). "Steelers add nine to the practice squad". Steelers.com.
  15. ^ "Steelers make multiple roster moves". Steelers.com. September 14, 2023.
  16. ^ "Roster moves continue for Steelers". Steelers.com. October 4, 2023.
  17. ^ Varley, Teresa (January 17, 2024). "Steelers sign 17 to Reserve/Future contracts". Steelers.com. Retrieved January 17, 2024.

External links

  • Louisville Cardinals bio
  • Media related to Dez Fitzpatrick at Wikimedia Commons
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