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Ryan Fitzpatrick’s path from Harvard to NFL complete

FOXBOROUGH - Years later, Mike Frey can’t forget the sight, or the sound. The former left tackle at Harvard was watching his quarterback, Ryan Fitzpatrick, race toward the sideline with the ball in a 2004 game against Princeton.

Zak Keasey, an All-America middle linebacker, was closing fast. But instead of taking the safe route and running out of bounds - the decision most quarterbacks would make - Fitzpatrick lowered his shoulder and charged the oncoming defender, helmets and pads colliding violently.

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