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      Rob Fitzgerald
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
New Orleans, La.

High School:
Isidore Newman

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 195

Position:
OF/RHP

Experience:
3L

B/T:
L/R

2004 - JUNIOR
SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Made a successful transition from a pitcher to a full-time position player ... Hit .250 with one home run and nine RBI ... His home run was a game-winning, three-run blast against Florida May 22 ... Went 2-for-3 with a double and RBI vs. the Gators in that game ... Played in 36 games, making 12 starts (five in left, five in right and one as the DH) ... Hit .222 in SEC play with five RBI ... Collected a career-high three hits with a double against Carson-Newman April 14 ... Added a two-run triple versus Siena March 12 ... Was 3-for-11 as a pinch hitter with a double, a triple and four RBI ... Nine of his 16 hits came off the bench ... Hit .500 on a career-high four-game hit streak Feb. 14-22, hitting safely in all three games of the Miami series ... Batted .400 against left-handers, .222 vs. right-handers and .182 with runners in scoring position.

2003 - SOPHOMORE
A utility player who split time between the mound and the field ... Posted a 1-1 record with a 4.42 ERA in 18.1 innings, striking out 14 with seven walks ... Made three starts among his nine appearances on the hill ... Vols were 3-0 in his starts ... Pitched a designated four innings in first two starts against Tennessee Tech March 26 and ETSU April 2, not allowing an earned run in either ... Earned his lone win vs. the Bucs ... Struck out a season-high four in his start against the Golden Eagles ... Was 1-0 with a 4.22 ERA in 10.2 innings as a starter ... Had a 4.70 ERA with an 0-1 record in 7.2 innings of relief ... Pitched just twice in SEC play ... Batted .222 in nine at-bats ... Started as the DH in the season opener ... Played with Northern Ohio in the Great Lakes League during the summer for the second straight year.

2002 - FRESHMAN
Saw action on the mound and as a utility infielder ... Did not pitch until April, when he made six appearances and two starts in SEC play against Arkansas April 21 and Ole Miss April 28 ... Fashioned an 0-2 mark with a 4.38 ERA in 12.1 innings with seven strikeouts and seven walks ... Went 0-2 as a starter with a 4.91 ERA ... Posted a 3.60 ERA in four relief appearances ... Played 22 games in the field, making 13 starts (eight as DH, three at third, one at first and one at shortstop) ... Hit .167 with three RBI ... Collected his first hit and RBI vs. Morehead State March 6 ... Went 2-for-2 with a sacrifice bunt at Arkansas April 21 ... Reeled off a four-game hitting streak from April 19-27, batting .500 ... Played for Northern Ohio in the Great Lakes League during the summer ... Team won league title with a 34-10 mark.

HIGH SCHOOL
Attended Isidore Newman High School in New Orleans, La., where he was coached by his father, Billy ... Named the 2001 Times Picayune Male Athlete of the Year after posting a 4-1 mark with a 2.53 ERA and batting .450 with a home run and 20 RBI as a third baseman ... Was a two-time All-New Orleans, All-Metro selection as well as being named All-State and Metro All-Academic in 2001 ... Was an All-District choice in 1999 as well as district MVP in 2001 ... Played on 2000 state championship team and on three district title-winning squads ... As a junior, he hit .350 with three home runs and 29 RBI, while posting a 4-0 mark with a 3.32 ERA ... Held a .385 average with one home run and 26 RBI as a sophomore ... Was a guard on the basketball team, averaging 15 points and seven rebounds during senior campaign ... Newman is the alma mater of former Vols All-America quarterback Peyton Manning ... Chose Tennessee after attending one of its many summer camps.

PERSONAL
Full name is Robert Emmett Fitzgerald ... Born Dec. 2, 1982, in New Orleans, La. ... Son of Billy and Peggy Fitzgerald ... Has one brother, Edmond, who played basketball at Ole Miss from 1992-94 ... Sister Meg is the head volleyball coach at Central Florida, after playing collegiately at Florida from 1992-96 ... Other sister, Lizzy, played volleyball for Wisconsin ... Academic major: Biology.

Year
Avg
GP
GS
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
TB
SLG
BB
HBP
SO
GDP
OB%
SF
SH
SB
ATT
PO
A
E
FLD
2002
.167
26
13
48
4
8
0
0
0
3
8
.167
3
1
14
0
.231
0
2
1
1
35
7
5
.894
2003
.222
16
4
9
4
2
0
0
0
0
2
.222
1
0
2
0
.300
0
0
0
0
8
7
1
.938
2004
.250
36
12
64
16
16
5
1
1
9
26
.406
14
2
16
0
.400
0
0
3
4
15
2
2
.895
Totals
.215
78
29
121
24
26
5
1
1
12
36
.298
18
3
32
0
.331
0
0
4
5
58
16
8
.902

Year
ERA
W
L
App
GS
CG
SV
IP
H
R
ER
BB
SO
2B
3B
HR
BF
B/Avg
WP
HBP
BK
SFA
SHA
2002
4.38
0
2
6
2
0
0
12.1
11
10
6
7
7
0
2
1
59
.229
2
2
0
1
1
2003
4.42
1
1
9
3
0
0
18.1
22
13
9
7
14
5
0
3
85
.297
0
3
0
0
1
Totals
4.40
1
3
15
5
0
0
30.2
33
23
15
14
21
5
2
4
144
.270
2
5
0
1
2
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