Falcons to face Rice on Dec. 29 in Forth Worth, Texas. Game televised by ESPN.
Root to televise game
Kickoff is 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Falcon Stadium.
Kickoff is 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 at Falcon Stadium.
2012 (Sophomore)- Played in all 13 games, making 10 starts ... 20 tackles, four TFL's and one sack on the season ... two tackles and fumble recovery vs. Fresno State ... one tackle for loss and a forced fumble vs. Hawai'i ... had four tackles, a sack and career-high two TFL's vs. New Mexico ... had four tackles vs. Wyoming ... four tackles vs. Navy ... three tackles and one TFL vs. Michigan.
2011 (Freshman)- Played in all 13 games, starting seven ... started seven straight games until reserve role against Colorado State ... lone Falcon freshman to start a game ... recorded 24 tackles on the season, ranking second amongst defensive linemen and third most amongst MW freshmen defensive linemen ... had four tackles vs. UNLV ... had six tackles vs. Army ... had career-high seven tackles vs. Navy ... averaged 6.5 tackles in the two service academy games ... made first-career start vs. Notre Dame.
High School- Lettered two years in football and soccer ... first-team all-district in football ... defensive lineman of the year in the district ... missed his senior year due to a knee injury ... high school football coach was Bryan Erwin.
Personal- Son of Bryan and Cindy Fitzgerald ... oldest of four children ... major is management ... member of cadet squadron 39 ... completed Operations Air Force last summer ... in the summer of 2012, completed Combat Survival Training and also took a chemistry class ... favorite book is Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy ... person in history he would like to meet is Muhammad Ali ... played ice hockey until he was a freshman in high school ... father, Bryan, played football at Texas Tech ... uncle, John Isaac, played football at Rice ... aunt, Debbie Bayouth, played basketball at Colorado State ... would like own his own business after graduation ... favorite NFL team is the Dallas Cowboys.