Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has received many awards and recognitions in his football career. He will receive many more.
But for him, the chance to speak at the memorial service for Sen. John McCain in Phoenix Thursday is something that nearly left him speechless, as he thought about: “The impact that he’s had on myself, Arizona, the nation. I’m just going to try to do the best I can.”
“It’s truly one of the greatest honors of my life to be able to talk about somebody who served his country so passionately and had been so dedicated to policies of this nation,” Fitzgerald said, via Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com. “So, I was really taken aback by it.”
Fitzgerald has known the politician, statesman, and war hero for years, and McCain’s wife Cindy asked him to be a part of the Arizona service a few months ago after a visit.
The Cardinals wideout will speak before former Vice President Joe…