Ryan Joseph Fitzpatrick (born November 24, 1982) is an American football quarterback for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Harvard.
Fitzpatrick was a three-sport (football, basketball and track) star at Highland High School in Gilbert, Arizona. Fitzpatrick was a Second-team Class 5A All-state selection, adding Arizona High School All-Star team, Fiesta Region first team and Fiesta Region MVP honors as a senior. He set 12 school records as a Highland Hawk and one state mark (throwing a 99-yard touchdown pass) while leading the team to the state playoffs from 1998–2000 and to the 1999 Fiesta Region title. He graduated in the top 1 percent of his class.
At Harvard, Fitzpatrick had five starts during the 2001 and 2002 seasons. In 2001, he completed 25 of 37 passes (67.6 percent) for 323 yards and a pair of touchdowns and followed that in 2002 by completing 94 of 150 attempts (62.7 percent) for 1,155 yards, eight touchdowns and no interceptions. He also ran for five scores and 523 yards on 115 carries (4.5 avg.) that year.