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Arizona Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald sets franchise record for games played

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald flips the ball away after making a catch during an NFL football training camp practice at State Farm Stadium Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald set a franchise record as soon as he took the field Sunday against the Detroit Lions.

Fitzgerald appeared in his 235th regular season game, which makes him the franchise’s all-time leader in games played.

Kicker Jim Bakken previously held the record when he suited up for the Cardinals from 1962-78.

Fitzgerald expressed his excitement to begin his 16th season on Twitter ahead of Sunday’s game.

Coming into Sunday’s game, Fitzgerald had 227 consecutive games with a catch. Additionally, he was tied with tight end Antonio Gates on the NFL’s all-time list for career touchdown receptions.

In his career for the Cardinals, Fitzgerald has had a total of 116 touchdowns and 16,279 yards.

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