Ryan Joseph Fitzpatrick is a former quarterback who played for 17 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He began his NFL career with the St. Louis Rams in 2015. In college, he played four years for the Harvard Crimson (2001-2005). He is best known in the NFL for having played at least one game for nine different teams. He wore uniforms for the St. Louis Rams, the Cincinnati Bengals, the Buffalo Bills, the Tennessee Titans, the Houston Texans, the New York Jets, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Washington Football Team, and the Miami Dolphins.
Fitzpatrick was picked by the Rams in the seventh round (250th overall) of the 2005 NFL draft. After 17 seasons in the NFL, he finally hung up his cleats after the 2021-22 season. Looking into his personal life he is happily married to Liza Barber. Ryan has always said that she is his biggest fan and strength. Here is everything about her that you might want to know.
Ryan Fitzpatrick’s Wife Is A Former Soccer Player
Liza Barber was born on October 2, 1976, in West Des Moines, Iowa. She went to ‘Valley High School.’ Liza got a scholarship to “Harvard University,” and she graduated there in 2005. Liza has always loved soccer very much. She played soccer in high school and then for four years on the “Crimson” team at “Harvard.” During her senior year of high school, Liza led her soccer team as captain. During her last year, she was in charge of Harvard’s defense. Liza was an “All-American” athlete before she finished high school.
At the moment, Liza is known more for being a good housewife and taking care of her husband and their seven children. But it’s all clear that Ryan Fitzpatrick‘s wife did her best when she played soccer at Valley High School when she was in college.
Ryan Proposed To Liza At McDonald’s
Liza and Ryan are college sweethearts. They first met at a place called “Harvard University.” Both of them graduated from college the same year. One of the most important parts of their relationship has always been soccer. Liza and Ryan moved in together after they both graduated, but they didn’t tell anyone about their relationship.
Liza and Ryan got engaged in November 2006, during Ryan’s ‘NFL’ rookie season. They shared a bank account, which Ryan used to buy Liza’s engagement ring later. He hid the ring in his car and went on a date with Liza. Then, they went to a local “Gap” store to buy clothes. Liza tried to pay with the joint account card, but it was turned down. Ryan realized that Liza would soon find out about the missing money and decided to propose to her much sooner than he had planned. He finally asked Liza to marry him while she was eating her favorite chicken nuggets at McDonald’s.
Liza and Ryan got married at a private event the same year. They have a beautiful family of nine members. Tate Fitzpatrick, Brady Fitzpatrick, Zoey Fitzpatrick, Lucy Fitzpatrick, Maizy Fitzpatrick, Jake Fitzpatrick, and Ruby Fitzpatrick are their seven children.