Liza Barber: Wife of Ryan Fitzpatrick, Family, & Net Worth

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Liza, popularly known as the wife of Ryan Fitzpatrick, was a graduate of Harvard. The couple has known each other since their college days at Harvard University.

Every American football fan should know one or two things about Ryan Fitzpatrick, the quarterback who last played his professional football with Washington Football Team.

Unfortunately for his wife, Liza Barber, this is not the case. There is very limited information that is known.

Liza With Her Husband
Liza With Her Husband (Source: Daily Star)

Liza Barber Fitzpatrick is a former college football player, a football fan, and the wife of the fine quarterback.

Ryan has always described her as his biggest supporter and backbone. Here are some interesting facts you would love to know about her.

Liza and Ryan got married in 2006, and the lovely couple is parents to seven children. They have a combined net worth of around $30 million as of 2024.

Scroll the article till the end to learn more about Liza Barber’s profile.

Quick Facts

Full Name Liza Barber 
Birthdate Unknown
Birth Place West Des Monies, Iowa
Nickname Liza 
Nationality America
Ethnicity White
Father’s Name Unknown
Mother’s Name Unknown
Siblings Unknown
Profession Housewife
School Valley High School
University  Harvard University
Marital Status Married
Husband Ryan Fitzpatrick
Children Seven; 4 daughters and 3 sons
Net Worth $30 million (Ryan Fitzpatrick’s Net Worth)
Social Media N/A
Merch of Ryan Fitzpatrick T-Shirt, Trading Cards
Last Update May 2024

Early Life, Childhood & Education

Liza’s story before she met Ryan is under the blinds. Her date of birth is unclear, and information regarding her childhood, early life, and family are not known. She is very private regarding her personal life.

However, as per the claims by different online sources, Liza is believed to have spent most of her childhood in West Des Monies, Iowa, USA. However, the exact and factual details about her date of birth are still behind stone.

Barber has been so intrigued by soccer since a young age. She used to play soccer at Valley High School and also got a scholarship at Harvard.

Further, she completed her college degree in 2005. She graduated with an English degree from Harvard.

Barber played for her college and was captain of her squad in 2004 and chief of the defense unit in her final year in 2005. Before graduating, Liza Barber was named the All-American player.

Not much of her post-college life is known except that she is now a housewife to NFL’s quarterback, Ryan Fitzpatrick. And she seems to love every bit of it from the look of things.

Horoscope, Nationality, & Ethnicity

Since Liza’s birth date is not available, we can’t tell what her sun sign is. She is an American and is of white ethnicity. Barber is a beautiful woman with a dashing personality. 

We are also not aware of her exact height but looking at her pictures, she seems to be of average height, and as she used to be an athlete, she has a fit body.

Even after being a mother to seven children, Liza looks perfectly fine and beautiful. She has an attractive personality and a beautiful smile.

Relationship, Marriage & Children

Liza is the stunning wife of Ryan Fitzpatrick, the famous NFL quarterback. The pair first met at Harvard University.

The couple graduated in 2005 and lived together after graduation, keeping secrets about their relationship. They subsequently announced their engagement in 2006.

Ryan proposed to her in November 2006, although he said he proposed earlier than he wanted.

Fitzpatrick purchased an engagement ring from their joint bank account, which they had created after moving in together.

Ryan With His Family
Ryan With His Family (Source: USA Today’s FTW)

When Ryan proposed to Liza to marry him, some funny moments occurred. The LA Times, a prominent newspaper, wrote:

“Fitzpatrick purchased a ring with money from a joint bank account that he and Barber shared. He hid it somewhere in his car, then picked it up for a day’s shopping at the St. Louis mall.

“They stopped at a clothing store, the clerk unintentionally double-charged it, and Barber said she didn’t care because she would check the account online when she got home.”

Anyway, he got the ring and hid it, hoping to propose at the right moment. After the incident at the clothing store, Ryan was left with no choice but to propose until she found the missing sum that would eventually ruin the surprise.

He finally proposed at McDonald’s joint while Liza was munching her favorite chicken nuggets.

The couple got married in the same year, but nothing is known about the wedding venue or even the exact date they shared the vows.

We can only affirm that they have become life partners in the presence of their family members and a couple of friends.


Liza and Ryan have a huge family for an American couple, having seven children; 4 girls and three boys; Ruby, Maizy, Zoey, Lucy, Tate, Brady, and Jake.

The family’s new member, their youngest son, Jake, was born in January 2019.

The former Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick must have a busy life with his partner, Liza Barber, as they have to look after seven kids.

Professional Career

Liza’s career still remains unknown. Possibly, she is busy looking after her seven kids. However, her husband played professional football for 17 long seasons before hanging his boots.

Ryan was first selected by St. Louis Rams as the 250th overall pick in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft.

Talking about her husband’s career, he’s represented various NFL teams.

Liza’s Husband, Ryan Fitzpatrick

Ryan was born in Gilbert, Arizona, USA, on November 24, 1982, making him a Sagittarius. He stands at 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 meters). He is a former professional football player who played for different NFL teams as a quarterback.

Fitzpatrick was raised by his parents in Gilbert and attended a local high school. He started playing football during his middle and high school days. Later, he attended Harvard University and studied economics.

Ryan, Former Washington Football Team's Quarterback
Ryan, Former Washington Football Team’s Quarterback (Source: Pinterest)

The former quarterback played as a backup for Neil Rose. However, he started five games for the Crimson during the 2001-02 season.

He ended his college career with a record of 5,234 yards, 39 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions in passing and 1,487 yards and 16 touchdowns in rushing.

Ryan started playing professional football for St. Louis Rams as he was drafted in the 2005 NFL Draft as the 250 (overall) pick.

He later played with other teams like Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Football Teams, etc.

He announced his retirement from professional football on June 2, 2022.

The Gilbert native has won Ivy League (2004) and was also named Ivy League Player of the Year (2004) and Firs-team All-Ivy League (2004).

Net Worth & Salary

We are unfamiliar with Liza’s career and have no information on whether she works as a professional. 

However, Barber enjoys an estimated net worth of $30 million with her husband as of 2024.

Talking about her husband, Ryan signed a 3-year/$7.4 million contract with the Buffalo Bills in 2009. In 2011, Ryan signed a six-year contract that amounted to $59 million with Raiders, including a $10 million signing bonus.

Regarding Ryan’s contract, he signed a 2-year deal with the Miami Dolphins, $11 million, including $7 million guaranteed, and an estimated annual salary of $5.5 million.

His last professional football deal was with Washington Football Team, which was a year-long worth $10 million. 

Overall, he garnered around $82 million from his entire playing career.

Well, Liza has not made any signing deals or contracts with any luxury brands yet. She lives an affluent lifestyle in the United States, along with her husband and kids, and owns a house in Gilbert, Arizona.

Fun Facts

  • She and her husband have an unspoken rule that their wedding rings can not be taken away for anything. So Ryan is one of the few NFL players wearing his wedding ring even when on the playing field.
  • As she played soccer all through high school, and she is a great athlete herself.
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick claims she’s his biggest fan, and he’s number one. Often she even gives him some tips about his games.


Being married to a celebrity football star automatically gains overwhelming media attention. Liza is no different, she is continuously in the limelight, and her personal life is of major interest to different media. 

Liza Barber's Popularity Graph
Liza Barber’s Popularity Graph (Source: Google Trends)

The above image gives brief information about the popularity of Liza based on Google searches in the United States over a year.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Why is Liza Barber famous?

Liza Barber is famous for being the wife of former professional football quarterback Ryan Joseph Fitzpatrick.

How many children do Ryan Fitzpatrick and Liza Barber have?

Ryan Fitzpatrick and Liza Barber have seven lovely children: four daughters and three sons.

Which team does Ryan Fitzpatrick play in?

Ryan Fitzpatrick last played for the Washington Football Team of the National Football League. However, he is retired now.

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