D. J. Fitzpatrick
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D. J. Fitzpatrick
D.J. Fitzpatrick
No. 2
Position:Punter / Placekicker
Personal information
Born: (1982-11-15) November 15, 1982 (age 37)
Granger, Indiana
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:206 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Marian (Mishawaka, Indiana)
College:Notre Dame
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Daniel Joseph Fitzpatrick (born November 15, 1982) is a former American football punter and placekicker. He was signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Notre Dame. Fitzpatrick has also been a member of the Buffalo Bills.

Early years

Fitzpatrick attended Marian High School in Mishawaka, Indiana[1] where he played quarterback, defensive back and kicker.[2] Fitzpatrick was also a captain on the Marian golf team that captured the 2001 Indiana High School Athletic Association.[2]

College career

Fitzpatrick chose to walk-on to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team over the South Carolina Gamecocks football team.[2] Prior to his senior season, Fitzpatrick was named a preseason nominee for the Lou Groza Award[3]

Professional career

After going undrafted in the 2006 NFL Draft, Fitzpatrick signed as an undrafted free agent with the New York Jets.[4] Fitzpatrick was "imported" on October 31, 2008, for one game, by Montreal Alouettes General Manager Jim Popp to replace kicker, Damon Duval. He was released immediately after the game as Duval recovered quickly.


He received an undergraduate and master's degree in Accounting from the Mendoza School of Business at the University of Notre Dame. Fitzpatrick is currently a Financial Analyst with Goldman Sachs in their West Palm Beach, Florida office.


  1. ^ Avani Patel (November 9, 2003). "FG kicker thrills his grandpa". www.chicagotribune.com. Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Mike Gilloon (November 18, 2005). "D.J. FITZPATRICK: Special talent". ndsmcobserver.com. The Observer. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Fitzpatrick Among 30 Named To Groza Award Watch List". www.und.cstv.com. The University of Notre Dame. August 13, 2005. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "6 Notre Dame Football Stars Sign Free Agent Pacts with NFL teams". www.und.com. The University of Notre Dame. May 1, 2006. Retrieved 2018.

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