Steve Bartkowski | Former NFL Quarterback and Television Host

Steve Bartkowski

Former NFL Quarterback and Television Host

Steve Bartkowski

Steve Bartkowski was born in Des Moines, Iowa in 1952.His family moved to Santa Clara, California in 1962. After graduation from high school, he chose from over 100 scholarship offers to attend the University of California at Berkeley. He was made an All American in both Baseball and Football at Cal. In 1975, he was the First Draft Choice in the NFL selected by the Atlanta Falcons. He was their starting Quarterback for the following 11 seasons.

He was the NFLs highest rated Quarterback for three years and he earned All-Pro honors for his efforts in the 1980 and 1981 campaigns. He was the most valuable player in the NFC in 1980. Steve Bartkowski led the Falcons to their first ever play-off game in 1978 and again in 1980 and 1982. Steve still holds virtually all the passing records for the Atlanta Falcons (Touchdowns, Total Yardage, etc.) Steve played his last season in the NFL for the Los Angeles Rams before 7 operations on his right knee forced him to retire in 1987.

Since retiring from Pro-Football, Steve Bartkowski hosted the popular Outdoor Television Series on TNN Backroad Adventures with Steve Bartkowski. The series provided a powerful theme of respect and concern for wildlife resources and a strong commitment to conservation.

He was also the host of a top rated Outdoor Television Series called Suzukis Great Outdoors with Steve Bartkowski on ESPN for three years. Steve is an accomplished golfer, with a scratch handicap. He is on tour with the Celebrity Players Golf Tour, a national Golf Tour featuring celebrities such as Michael Jordan, Dan Marino, Mario Lemieux, and John Elway. Steve Bartkowski is the co-creator of Big Stakes Match Play Golf, where two person teams compete in a best ball match play event, featuring the largest purse in the history of the game - $6.4 million. The inaugural event was played May 11-17, 2005 in Mesquite, Nevada.

Steve Bartkowski's business background is in Marketing. He works for DPR Construction, Inc., a National General Contractor based in Redwood City, California Steve works out of DPRs Atlanta office.

Personal: Steve enjoys the outdoors, golf, and public speaking. He serves on the Board of Directors of several charitable organizations. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Atlanta Falcons. Steve and his wife Sandee live in the Atlanta area.

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