Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 11/5/14

JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 20: Larry Fitzgerald #11 of the Arizona Cardinals is tackled by Reggie Nelson #25 of the Jacksonville Jaguars during the game at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium on September 20, 2009 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
TEMPE, Ariz. Larry Fitzgerald admitted to a bit of stage fright. But this was no ordinary performance for the Cardinals wide receiver. On Thursday, Fitz swapped his familiar No. 11 jersey in favor of a tuxedo as he conducted the national anthem at the Phoenix Symphony. I was nervous, but it turned out to be a lot of fun, Fitzgerald said Friday. Well have to do it again. The Phoenix Symphony approached team president Michael Bidwill with the original idea, and Bidwill came to Fitz, who OKd it immediately. Everybody knows the Phoenix Symphony is one of the best in the country, Fitzgerald said last week. Its a tremendous honor that theyd want me to be a part of it. Fitzgerald, whose varied off-the-field interests include photography, travel and international charitable causes, joked that he was doing all he could to perfect his skills before the performance, which included a rehearsal on Tuesday Ive been watching YouTube videos of conductors late into the night to see what they ...
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