Fitzpatrick Becomes All-Time Ivy League Leader in NFL Touchdown Passes

Photo courtesy of New York Jets
Photo courtesy of New York Jets

NEW YORK – Former Harvard football standout Ryan Fitzpatrick '05 became the all-time Ivy League leader in touchdown passes in the National Football League, tossing his 138th career pass Thursday evening against the Buffalo Bills.

Fitzpatrick, who played for the Crimson from 2001-04, and who has thrown touchdown passes for six different NFL teams, surpassed Columbia's Sid Luckman, who had 137 career touchdowns during his career with the Chicago Bears.

Fitzpatrick broke the record for Ancient Eight players with a 31-yard TD strike to Eric Decker in the fourth quarter. Earlier, in the game, Fitzpatrick tied the mark on a 14-yard pass play to Brandon Marshall in the third quarter.

During his 11-year NFL career, Fitzpatrick has played for the St. Louis Rams, Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans, Houston Texans and the Jets. He won the Asa S. Bushnell Cup as Ivy League Player of the Year in 2004 and helped the Crimson win two Ivy titles during his career in Cambridge.