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Larry Fitzgerald to return to Cardinals next season

Larry Fitzgerald
Posted at 7:59 AM, Jan 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-23 09:59:55-05

PHOENIX - Larry Fitzgerald isn't ready to hang up his cleats just yet.

After speculation that 2018 would be his final NFL season, the Arizona Cardinals star wide receiver has announced he will return to the team for the 2019 season. It will be his 16th season as a pro.

The 35-year-old Fitzgerald was selected by the Cardinals with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft. He is the Cardinals' all-time leader in most receiving categories. In December, he passed Jerry Rice to set a new NFL record for most receptions for one team. He is an 11-time Pro Bowl selection.

Fitzgerald is among the NFL leaders in many receiving categories, including No. 2 all-time in receiving yards behind Rice. He is third in NFL history in total receptions behind only Rice and Tony Gonzalez.

Fitzgerald has made some of the most crucial plays in Cardinals history, including seven total touchdowns on the team's run to Super Bowl XLIII. His heroics gave the Cardinals an overtime playoff win over the Green Bay Packers three years ago.