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Steve Bartkowski


Steven Joseph Bartkowski

Inducted 2012

Date of Birth



Des Moines, IA


University of California (1972-1974)


Steve Bartkowski earned consensus All-America honors by leading the nation in passing with 2,580 yards in 1974. He was named the best quarterback in the West following his senior year after being named team MVP, first-team All-Pac-10, an All-Coast selection and the NorCal Player of the Year. His four 300-yard passing games set a school record and still rank among the top five in Golden Bears history. The first pick of the 1975 NFL Draft, Bartkowski played 11 seasons with the Atlanta Falcons and one year with the Los Angeles Rams. He was named the 1975 NFL Rookie of the Year and compiled 24,124 career passing yards. The Atlanta resident serves on the board of directors for multiple organizations and is a member of the Christian Sportsmen Fellowship.


Height 6'4

Weight 213

Career Highlights

  • 1974 All-Conference
  • 1974 Consensus All-America
  • 1974 Heisman - Tenth
  • 1974 Led nation in passing
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