ARIZONA CARDINALS

Larry Fitzgerald named executive chair of Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee

Jan 24, 2022, 3:11 PM | Updated: 3:30 pm

Larry Fitzgerald looks on during Capital One's The Match at The Reserve at Moonlight Basin on July ...

Larry Fitzgerald looks on during Capital One's The Match at The Reserve at Moonlight Basin on July 06, 2021 in Big Sky, Montana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images for The Match)

(Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images for The Match)

Former Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will be a part of next year’s Super Bowl.

Unfortunately for Cardinals fans, it won’t be as a player.

The Arizona legend was named Monday as the new executive chair of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee for the big game slated Feb. 13, 2023, at State Farm Stadium.

“I am thrilled to be involved with the committee and its partners as we collectively look to make Super Bowl LVII the most successful to date,” Fitzgerald said in a statement Monday.

Super Bowl LVII was awarded to the Cardinals back in 2018. It is the first Super Bowl in Arizona since Super Bowl XLIX after the 2014 season. Arizona also hosted in 1996 and 2008.

“We wanted to add to the team, because what’s a football team without Larry Fitzgerald?” Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill said Monday during an Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee press conference. “We got Fitz back on our team as our executive chairman and we have him not necessarily on the field but as close as we could get him helping us with this effort.

“He couldn’t be more excited, he is Mr. Football for Arizona and we couldn’t be more pleased that he’s a part of it.”

92.3 FM KTAR News’ Luke Forstner contributed to this report.

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