Larry Fitzgerald Proud, But Not Satisfied With Personal Accolades, Wants Another Shot At A Ring

TEMPE, AZ - JUNE 13: Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald #11 of the Arizona Cardinals runs with the football as he practices in the minicamp at the team's training center facility on June 13, 2012 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

It was just four years ago that the Arizona Cardinals found themselves playing the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Super Bowl after a Cinderella run through the postseason. Time after time, they defeated teams that analysts thought were better. But with a combo of Kurt Warner, Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin, your team is never out of the race.

Fitzgerald, the only remaining member of the Cardinals from that terrific trio, has been able to sustain that success through the years. During a season where the quarterback play was mediocre at best, he still managed to gain over 1,400 yards receiving.

For that, his NFL peers named him the 7th best player in the league for the 2011 season. But if you ask Fitzgerald, that isn't enough. He just wants to get back to the Super Bowl.

Many athletes throughout all professional sports claim that their biggest desire is to win a championship. We saw LeBron James do it with the Miami Heat just a couple of weeks ago, right after winning his third regular season MVP. It has become almost a cliche, something that all plays strive for.

Fitz is no different. After discovering that he was awarded such a prestigious honor, he took to Facebook to announce his gratitude and what he plans on doing next (via NFL.com):

"I've completed 8 NFL seasons, while I am somewhat satisfied with personal achievements, I have come close only once to achieving the ultimate team goal. My sincere hope is that we can get back to the playoffs on a regular basis and become Super Bowl Champions."

Really, it doesn't matter if he is teammates with Warner, Boldin, or anyone else. Fitzgerald's greatest personal achievement would be to hoist the Lombardi Trophy. Hopefully that time comes sooner rather than later.

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