Fritz is Summit County's contribution to the National Football League (NFL), where he is generally considered one of the finest officials in the business. Now in his 22nd consecutive year in the NFL, Fritz has worked three Division Championships, eight League Championships, two Hula Bowls, and two Super Bowl games. His career spans four decades that includes high school and college competition. As a college official, he began in the Ohio Conference, then the Mid-American and worked in the Missouri Valley. A life-long resident of Akron, Fritz was a two-time All-City back in football under Eddie Wentz at St. Vincent High School, where he is a charter member of its Hall of Fame.