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Sports birthday


Feb. 1, 1964

James FitzPatrick

(age 50)

FitzPatrick starred at Beaverton High, then at USC. He went on to play six seasons in the NFL at various offensive line positions.

The 6-8, 305-pounder was born in Heidelberg, Germany but grew up in Beaverton and became a state champion and huge national recruit.

As a USC senior tackle, he was voted the Trojans' most valuable player on offense.

He was a first-round NFL draft pick, No. 13 overall, by the San Diego Chargers. He spent four seasons with San Diego, then two with the Los Angeles Raiders.