Draft hopeful Fitzpatrick aces Wonderlic Personnel Test

Harvard senior Ryan Fitzpatrick added his name to yet another elite list yesterday, becoming only the second player in the history of the NFL combine to earn a perfect score on the Wonderlic Personnel Test, a 50-question, 12-minute intelligence exam administered to all participating draft hopefuls.

Not surprisingly, the only other player to ace the exam, Pat McInally ’75, also attended Harvard, punting for the Crimson from 1972 to 1974. But Harvard’s outgoing captain one-upped even his Crimson forbear, completing the test in just nine minutes, an unofficial record according to the NFL.

Fitzpatrick, who is widely projected to be on the bubble for selection and can only be aided by his performance, speculated last week that his score wouldn’t fail to impress.

“I’ll do my Harvard buddies proud when I do my Wonderlic,” Fitzpatrick told the Arizona Republic prior to the exam. “I’m extremely confident. It’s going to be a great [week] for me.”