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John FitzPatrick (American football)

John FitzPatrick
No. 87 – Atlanta Falcons
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (2000-03-09) March 9, 2000 (age 24)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Height:6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight:250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school:Marist
(Brookhaven, Georgia)
College:Georgia (2018–2021)
NFL draft:2022 / Round: 6 / Pick: 213
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2024
Receiving Yards:12
Receiving touchdowns:0
Player stats at · PFR

John William FitzPatrick (born March 9, 2000) is an American football tight end for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Georgia.

Early years

FitzPatrick grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and attended Marist High School.[1] He was rated a three-star recruit and committed to play college football at Georgia over offers from Alabama, UCLA, and Virginia.[2]

College career

FitzPatrick redshirted his true freshman season.[3] As a redshirt sophomore, he caught ten passes for 95 yards and one touchdown.[4] FitzPatrick played in all 15 of Georgia's games with seven starts in his redshirt junior season, catching six passes for 83 yards as the Bulldogs won the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship.[5] He had played the majority of the season with fractures in both of his feet.[6] After the end of the season, FitzPatrick declared that he would be entering the 2022 NFL Draft.[7]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span
6 ft 7+18 in
(2.01 m)
262 lb
(119 kg)
33+34 in
(0.86 m)
10+14 in
(0.26 m)
All values from Pro Day[8][9]

FitzPatrick was selected with the 213th pick in the sixth round of the 2022 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons.[10] He was placed on injured reserve on September 1, 2022.[11]

During the 2024 season Fitzpatrick made the Falcons' 53-man roster as the fourth tight end behind Kyle Pitts, Jonnu Smith, and MyCole Pruitt and played in 9 games with one reception for 12 yards and 3 special teams tackles.


  1. ^ Sudge, Brandon (December 20, 2017). "UGA football: John FitzPatrick looks ahead to different roles at Georgia". Ledger-Enquirer. Retrieved April 18, 2022.
  2. ^ DeBary, Matt (December 20, 2017). "SIGNED: Marist TE John FitzPatrick". Athens Banner-Herald. Retrieved April 15, 2022.
  3. ^ Butt, Jason (September 19, 2020). "FitzPatrick focused on the 'little things'". Retrieved April 15, 2022.
  4. ^ Towers, Chip (August 10, 2021). "How will Georgia's talented tight ends fit into offense?". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved April 15, 2022.
  5. ^ Adams, Kipp (January 18, 2022). "Georgia junior tight end John FitzPatrick declares for the 2022 NFL Draft". Retrieved April 15, 2022.
  6. ^ Emerson, Seth (March 16, 2022). "Glory Stories: George Pickens came back from injury, John FitzPatrick played through one, and things came full circle at Pro Day". The Athletic. Retrieved April 15, 2022.
  7. ^ Carroll, Andrew (January 18, 2022). "John FitzPatrick Declares for NFL Draft". Retrieved April 18, 2022.
  8. ^ "2022 NFL Draft Scout John FitzPatrick College Football Profile". Retrieved April 8, 2023.
  9. ^ "John FitzPatrick 2022 NFL Draft Profile". Retrieved April 8, 2023.
  10. ^ "Falcons select Georgia's John FitzPatrick with 213th pick in NFL draft". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. April 30, 2022. Retrieved April 30, 2022.
  11. ^ McElhaney, Tori (September 1, 2022). "Falcons place players on injured reserve, re-sign others". Retrieved February 5, 2023.
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