Larry Fitzgerald passes Tony Gonzalez for fifth on all-time receiving yards list
In his 14th year in the league, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has racked up many prestigious individual marks over his career. On Sunday, bypassed a fellow legend in Tony Gonzalez.
Fitzgerald passed another major milestone on Sunday afternoon against the Houston Texans by passing up former tight end Tony Gonzalez to become fifth all-time in receiving yards in league history, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.
Fitzgerald now has 15,157 yards. Gonzalez has 15,127.
The former Vikings ball boy and career Cardinals wideout now needs only 51 yards to catch Isaac Bruce at No. 4 and 135 yards to match Randy Moss at No. 3.
Fitzgerald pushed himself into that position after making a 20-yard touchdown pass midway through the second quarter of Sunday’s game. He finished the contest with nine catches on 10 targets for 91 yards and touchdown.
The 34-year-old has continued to produce at an extremely high level. He ranks fifth in the league this season with 768 receiving yards and is on pace to register 1,229 receiving yards this season, which would mark the ninth time that he has finished with more than 1,000 yards in his career.
With seven more games left this season, it should provide more than enough time for Fitzgerald to pass up both Isaac Bruce and Randy Moss on the all-time list over the next couple of games. He has already put together a sure-fire Hall of Fame career.
The only question remains, at least at this point, is how long he will continue to play before he steps away from the game.