Cardinals’ WR Larry Fitzgerald Moves to 2nd Place on All-Time Reception List

Cardinals' WR Larry Fitzgerald. Photo by Trask Smith/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Arizona Cardinals’ iconic wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald continues to make history. In Sunday’s 27-10 home defeat to Seattle Seahawks, Fitzgerald caught five passes which propelled him to the second place on NFL’s all-time reception list.

Fitzgerald entered the game sitting on the third spot with 1,321 receptions behind Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzales with 1,325 caught passes. He managed to get the five receptions he needed, with the last one coming less than two minutes left in the game on a 15-yard pass by Kyler Murray.

In order to get to the first place of NFL’s all-time reception list, Larry Fitzgerald would need to top the legendary San Francisco 49ers’ WR Jerry Rice who is at the top with 1,549 receptions. Fitzgerald is also second to Rice in all-time receiving yards, 16,579 compared to 22,895.

Despite this remarkable achievement, Fitzgerald downplayed the feat and was more focused on the outcome after the game.

 “I don’t mean any disrespect to guys on the all-time list but it’s hard to take anything good from losing two in a row at home, three home games out of four, and we don’t come out with a win,” – said Fitzgerald. “That’s pretty depressing, so there’s not much to really be happy about.”

Cardinals find themselves in a tough spot following the first four weeks having 0-3-1 record. They will have the opportunity to get their first win next Sunday, when they face also winless Cincinnati Bengals.