Football: Ex-Cal great Steve Bartkowski inducted into National Football Foundation Hall of Fame

Former Cal quarterback Steve Bartkowski was inducted into the National Football Foundation’s College Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday during the NFF’s 55th Annual Awards Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

“This is an incredible honor, I’m overwhelmed by it,” Bartkowski said during a press conference¬†¬†earlier Tuesday. “It’s an elite group of guys who played college athletics. I’m proud for my university, the University of California Berkeley … When an award like this comes along this late in life I think you have a tendency to appreciate it a lot more than if it happened five, six, eight, 10 years out of the game. I am thrilled to be here and amongst this elite group of athletes.”

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  • konamike

    Should have happened a long time ago. A fine QB both @ Cal & w/ the Falcons. Somewhat like Morton. Both of them could flat throw the ball. Bart had some pretty good back-ups: Joe Roth & Vince Feragammo. Where are these guys now…when we need ‘um.

  • George Watson

    The “Golden Pole” as Joe Kapp used to call him.

  • ScottyBear

    Joe Roth was not here yet when Bartkowski played. Fred Besana and Mark Cahill were the other QB’s. Roth came from Grossmont JC in the fall of ’75 and beat out Besana early in the season. Bart was bigger than life and was the perfect personality to lead the Bears. Roth was just a nice normal guy next door and everyone loved him. Almost a reluctant BMOC. Still a shock to this day that he died of cancer so quickly so young.