Hurricanes to host Panthers

MIAMI, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Top-ranked Miami, looking vulnerable in recent outings, Thursday night tries to extend its winning streak to 32 games when it hosts Pittsburgh in a Big East sho

Pittsburgh 28, Virginia Tech 21

BLACKSBURG, Va., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Brandon Miree scored on a 53-yard run with 4:11 remaining Saturday night as Pittsburgh recorded the biggest win under sixth-year coach Walt Harris and handed th

Pittsburgh 48, Syracuse 24

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Brandon Miree had a pair of short touchdown runs and Rod Rutherford threw for 279 yards and two touchdowns Saturday as the Pittsburgh Panthers won their fourth

Pittsburgh 37, Toledo 19

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh remained perfect against the Mid-American Conference Saturday as Rod Rutherford passed for a career-high 316 yards and three touchdowns in a 37-19 vi

Inmate executed for murder of Dallas man

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- After resisting removal from his cell, a Texas death row inmate was executed Thursday for the 1988 murder of a Dallas restaurant manager during a robbery that n
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Larry Fitzgerald
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald looks for room to run in the first half against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004. (UPI Photo/Nell Redmond)

Larry Darnell Fitzgerald, Jr. (born August 31, 1983) is an American football wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League, and currently ranks fourth all-time in league history in receiving yards per game for a career (76.0 yds/game), behind Andre Johnson, Torry Holt, and Marvin Harrison. He agreed to an eight year, $120 million contract extension on August 20, 2011. Fitzgerald was drafted third overall in the 2004 NFL Draft by the Cardinals. He played college football at Pittsburgh.

Fitzgerald attended the University of Pittsburgh where he was widely considered one of the best wide receivers in college football. After his sophomore season, Fitzgerald was recognized as the best player in the NCAA with the 2003 Walter Camp Award and the Touchdown Club of Columbus's Chic Harley Award, and as the best wide receiver in college football with the 2003 Biletnikoff Award and the Touchdown Club's Paul Warfield Award. He was also a unanimous 2003 All-America selection and a runner-up for the prestigious Heisman Trophy, given to the most outstanding player in college football; Oklahoma's Jason White won that award by a relatively slim margin.

In just 26 games with the Panthers, Fitzgerald caught 161 passes for 2,677 yards and set a new Pitt record with 34 receiving touchdowns. He was the first player in school history with back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons, and his 14 games with at least 100 yards receiving broke Antonio Bryant's previous all-time Panthers record of 13.

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