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Dez Fitzpatrick

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Experience: R

Height: 6-2

Age: 23

Weight: 202 lbs

College: Louisville

Biography

Career Overview: Fifth-year senior ... recorded 154 receptions (ninth all-time) for 2,589 yards (sixth all-time) and 21 touchdowns during his career ... averaged 16.8 yards a reception for his career ... tied for fifth in program history with 21 career touchdown catches, ranks sixth in career receiving yards and is tied for 10th with eight 100-yard receiving games.

2020: Appeared in 11 games, finishing with 43 catches for 833 yards and three touchdowns ... caught four passes for 110 yards, including a 70-yard touchdown, in the win over Western Kentucky ... pulled in seven passes for 74 yards in the loss to Miami ... tallied one reception for 14 yards at Pitt ... lone reception at Georgia Tech went for 36 yards ... recorded two catches for 21 yards in the loss at Notre Dame ... finished with 30 yards on two receptions against Florida State ... caught five passes for a career-best 158 yards against Virginia Tech, including a career-long 82 yard touchdown reception ... led the Cardinals with five receptions for 71 yards at Virginia ... caught a pair of passes for 60 yards in the win over Syracuse ... had his best career output at Boston College with 182 yards on eight catches with a score ... caught six passes for 77 yards versus Wake Forest.

2019: Played in 13 games, marking 12 starts ... finished second on the team with 35 receptions for 635 yards and six touchdowns ... caught one pass for 10 yards against Notre Dame ... had three catches for 32 yards and a score against Eastern Kentucky ... caught seven passes for 133 yards, including a career-long 74-yard touchdown at Florida State ... Grabbed five passes for 108 yards and a touchdown versus Boston College ... totaled five receptions for 125 yards and two touchdowns at Wake Forest ... caught three passes for 63 yards against Clemson ... made four catches for 72 yards, including a 43 yard touchdown at NC State ... caught three passes for 36 yards at Kentucky.

2018: Second on the team with 31 receptions for 422 yards and three touchdowns ... averaged 13.6 yards a reception ... notched three receptions for 40 yards in the loss to Alabama ... caught two passes for 21 yards in the 20-17 win over Western Kentucky ... led the team with five receptions for 62 yards in the loss to Virginia, including an 18-yard reception ... caught four passes for 45 yards and a score versus Florida State ... scored on a three-yard reception with 10 seconds remaining in the second quarter ... recorded four receptions for 58 yards, including a 42-yard touchdown reception versus Georgia Tech ... grabbed four receptions for 50 yards against Boston College ... caught two passes for 16 yards against Wake Forest and three for 59 against Clemson ... scored on a 13-yard touchdown throw from Jawon Pass versus Syracuse ... caught one pass in losses to NC State and Kentucky.

2017: Made an appearance in all 13 games, with eight starts ... finished second on the team with 45 catches for 699 yards and a team-best nine touchdown catches (tied freshman record) ... named all-ACC honorable mention ... caught four passes for 95 yards and a touchdown ..his first collegiate touchdown was a 20-yard reception in the fourth quarter to put the Cards ahead 32-28 ... grabbed for receptions for 78 yard and a pair of touchdowns versus North Carolina ... totaled a pair of receptions for 38 yards — one those catches was an eight-yard touchdown ... recorded another two-touchdown performance versus Murray State, recording four receptions for 45 yards ... had career highs of 10 catches and 134 yards versus NC State ... 10 receptions tied Ibn Green's freshman record, first set against North Carolina on Nov. 9, 1996 ... 134 receiving yards were the most by a freshman since 2005, when Mario Urrutia had 138 against Florida Atlantic on Oct. 1 ... totaled seven receptions for 127 yards and a score in a loss to Boston College ... caught a 29-yard touchdown pass to put the Cardinals up 56-3 in a home win over Syracuse ... put the Cardinals up 31-7 with a 29-yard touchdown catch versus Kentucky.

2016: Redshirted.

High School: Attended Waterford Mott High School coached by Chris Fahr after transferring from Farmington High School ... named a four-star recruit by all the major recruiting outlets ... ranked as the No. 7 player in the state of Michigan, the No. 45 wide receiver and the No. 208 nationally by Rivals.com ... outstanding two-way player ... voted the No. 6 Blue Chip prospect by the Detroit News ... recorded 60 receptions for 1,317 yards and 23 touchdowns at wide receiver ... the 23 receiving touchdowns this season ranked him second all-time in the state of Michigan — three shy of the Michigan High School Athletic Association record ... totaled seven interceptions from his cornerback spot, returning two for touchdowns ... credited with 50 tackles and broke up 12 passes during his senior season ... scored four touchdowns, including three touchdowns receptions and an interception return for a score in a season-opening rout of Wayne Memorial ... came back the following week with two touchdowns in a 31-27 loss to South Lyon, grabbing eight passes for 180 yards ... scored on a 60-yard touchdown pass on the first play from scrimmage against Plymouth, totaling 12 catches for 201 yards and scored two touchdowns ... also had two interceptions in the game, returning one for a touchdown ... led Mott to only its fifth-playoff appearance in the 48-year history of the program ... fell to Catholic Central in the state playoffs to finish with a 7-4 record ... eclipsed 100 yards receiving in every game and averaged over two touchdowns per game ... was one of five finalists for the Michigan High School Football Player of the Year honor ... named the 2015 MLive Detroit Overall Player of the Year ... received offers from Louisville, Pittsburgh, Toledo, Wake Forest, Purdue, Ohio, Kentucky, Cincinnati, Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Arizona and Nebraska ... Father, Greg was former CFL defensive back Greg Fitzpatrick ... born 12/17/97 ... son of Greg and Wendy Fitzpatrick ... communications major.

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