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Minkah Fitzpatrick secures “FitzMagic” trademark from veteran NFL QB

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Minkah Fitzpatrick is two for two in getting things done in Miami, Fla. 

The first-round pick from the University of Alabama has the Dolphins at 2-0 this season, and according to a report from Darren Heitner of the Sports Biz, Fitzpatrick has filed to trademark the term “FitzMagic” for himself.

A native of New Jersey, the once five-star recruit was dubbed the nickname following his exploits as a freshman for the Crimson Tide and it would carry over throughout his career. Fitzpatrick totaled 171 tackles – 16 tackles for loss – 4.5 sacks, nine interceptions and 26 pass breakups. He holds the school record in pick-sixes with four. 

Through two regular season games, the No. 11 overall pick is tied for third on the Dolphins in tackles with nine and has one pass breakup. While Fitzpatrick wants all access to the trademark, a quarterback that has spent 14 years in the National Football League wants a copyright as well. 

Ironically, his name is Ryan Fitzpatrick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

Like Minkah, Ryan has the Bucs at 2-0 and accounts for 819 passing yards with eight touchdowns to one interception. He’s played so well thus far that Tampa Bay has even considered sitting its starter, Jameis Winston, upon his return from a suspension. 

Despite his love of being called “FitzMagic,” the signal caller has not filed a trademark application for it and with the ‘Fins being firmly behind its safety, Minkah will get the name for himself over the Buccaneers’ backup quarterback.

Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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