Ryan Joseph Fitzpatrick, the enigmatic quarterback out of Harvard, recently announced his retirement from NFL on June 2, 2022. Known for his prolific beard, Ryan played for nine teams during his 17-season long NFL career. Before being drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the 2005 draft, Ryan was a star at Harvard, the university where he met his future wife. 

Ryan Fitzpatrick celebrated his 15th wedding anniversary with his wife, Liza Barber last year. His wife has always been there for him since the beginning of his NFL career and will continue to stay by his side post-retirement as well.

Here is everything you need to know about Ryan Fitzpatrick’s wife, Liza Barber.

Liza Barber Early Life, Age & Birthday

Liza Barber has never disclosed anything about her personal life, including her childhood and early life. All that is known is her marriage to Ryan Fitzpatrick. Till now, there has been no report about Liza’s date of birth, age, and childhood.

Liza grew up in West De Moines, Iowa. After completing high school at Valley High School, she earned a scholarship to Harvard University and graduated in 2005.

Liza Barber Parents, Family
Photo Source: thecrimson.com

Liza played soccer in high school and later played for the ‘Crimson’ at ‘Harvard’ for 4 years. She was an ‘All-American’ player before she completed her graduation.

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Liza Barber Family – Parents & Siblings

Despite being the wife of a popular NFL player, Liza never loved the spotlight. She has completely lived in the shadow, taking care of her children and enjoying married life with her husband to the fullest. She’s not even active on social media.

Hence, nothing is known about her personal life, including the details of her childhood, parents, and other family members. It’s unknown whether she is the single child of her parents or she has siblings.

Liza Barber Married Life – Husband & Kids

Liza, who is an avid soccer fan, is happily married to a former NFL player. Her husband Ryan Fitzpatrick, who last played for the Washington Football Team, announced his retirement on June 2, 2022. Throughout his career that spanned 17 seasons, Ryan played for nine teams, including Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2017-19), Buffalo Bulls (2009-12), and St. Louis Rams (2005-06).

Liza and Ryan first met at Harvard University, where they got attached to each other thanks to their common interest in soccer. Soon after graduating from the university, the two moved in together but kept their relationship a secret.

Liza Barber Husband
Liza Barber with her husband, Ryan Fitzpatrick. Photo Source: Instagram

Ryan popped the question to Liza in November 2006, during his NFL rookie season. He made the proposal at a McDonald’s joint while Liza was munching her favorite chicken nuggets. The two got married at a private event in the same year.

Liza’s husband, Ryan, never removes his wedding ring, including during games. In an interview with the New York Times, Ryan said:

“I haven’t seen a reason to take it off, I guess. It stands for something. It’s not like I’m trying to throw a message in anybody’s face. It’s just a personal thing between me and my wife. It’s important for me not to take it off.”

Liza shares seven children with her husband. They are blessed with three sons – Brady, Tate, and Jake – and four daughters – Lucy, Maizy, Zoey, and Ruby. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the news that the couple was expecting their seventh child prior to Jake’s birth.

Liza Barber Kids
Liza and Ryan welcomed their 7th child, Jake. Photo Source: Heavy.com

For Liza, Ryan is her king, and she’s Ryan’s queen. They are indeed a lovely and inspiring couple.


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