Ian Fitzgerald
Offensive Line 65
305 lbs.
Hawthorn Woods, 
Last School
Missouri State
Roster Years


  • Son of Dennis and Carolyn Fitzgerald of Hawthorn Woods, Ill. 
  • Has three brothers, Doug, Greg and Connor, and three sisters, Kimberly, Erica and Ivy 
  • Brother played college soccer at Carthage College, and father played football at US Merchant Marine Academy
  • Graduated from Missouri State in advertising and promotion

Before BYU

  • Grad transfer from Missouri State
  • Started 30 consecutive games for Missouri State with 34 overall starts
  • Started all 11 games for the Bears in 2022
  • Started all 12 games at right tackle in his fourth season with the Bears in 2021
  • Allowed just one sack in pass protection all season
  • Averaged 95% assignment grade from coaching staff
  • Key part of a Bears offensive line that averaged 435.9 yards per game, which ranked 16th nationally
  • The Bears also racked up 34.2 points per game, which ranked 12th in the FCS ranks
  • Named to MSU Athletic Director's Honor Roll for Spring 2022 semester
  • Started 7 games in the spring semester at tackle
  • Earned a 97% assignment grade and 92% effort grade for the conference season from coaching staff
  • Allowed just 3 sacks and 6 pressures in 401 total plays
  • Helped offense average 310.0 yards per game in league play and allow just 3.0 sacks per game 
  • Part of Bears first NCAA FCS Playoff squad and MVFC co-championship team in 30 years
  • Started all 14 games for a 13-1 Lake Zurich (Ill.) High team that won the North Suburban Conference title and advanced to the Class 7A state championship game in 2017 
  • Earned all-area and all-conference distinction for coach Luke Mertens his senior season 
  • Was also starting tackle for the Bears in 2016 while earning all-conference and honorable mention all-area honors
BYU Hall of Fame

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Senior Year 2023

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