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Ryan Fitzpatrick Is Literally A Genius

Ryan Fitzpatrick 1580 SAT and HarvardBuffalo Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is off to a fantastic start in 2011, leading the Bills to an impressive 2-0 start, entering Sunday’s major test vs. the New England Patriots. Fitzpatrick has already thrown for 472 yards and four touchdowns during the early NFL campaign. After bouncing around the league for several years, the Harvard alum may have finally found a football home amid the tall trees of Western New York.

Luckily for the bearded passer, if this football thing ever fizzles out, the 28-year-old can take his career in pretty much any direction he so chooses. Fitzpatrick scored an astronomical 1580 out of 1600, when taking the now previous version of the SAT exam. In an encore to that performance, the 2004 Ivy League MVP graduated with a degree in economics from the previously noted world-renowned university.

In a SportingNews.com piece, Fitzpatrick described himself as an Apple technology junkie, who would probably be working on Wall Street if he was not playing pro football.

Whatever happens this season in Buffalo, Bills fans can at least take great comfort in knowing their QB is almost certainly the smartest guy on the field and maybe even in the entire stadium.

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Jon Rapoport has spent his career working on all sides of the media and sports industry. He began his career at ESPN in studio production at the ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut. While there, he won an Emmy for his contribution to "SportsCenter." Following his tenure at ESPN, Jon relocated to Los Angeles, joining the staff of the “Best Damn Sports Show” on FOX Sports Net.

Upon leaving the show, Jon worked in Web site and sports radio show development/production, with Major League Baseball in media operation logistics for the World Baseball Classic and on behalf of Los Angeles’ effort to bring the 2016 Summer Olympics back to Southern California. Jon currently writes a political blog for the Los Angeles edition of Examiner.com.

Born and raised in Plymouth, Minnesota (just outside of Minneapolis), Jon is an avid sports fan, particularly for his beloved Minnesota teams. Jon graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, where he earned his BA in communication and interned for ABC’s “Good Morning America” in New York City and Washington D.C. He is married and resides in Los Angeles.  

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