Bartkowski bound for Hall of Fame

Quarterback Steve Bartkowski, who led the nation in passing yards in 1974, named to College Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday.

Former California quarterback Steve Bartkowski will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, the National Football Foundation announced Tuesday.

Bartkowski, who starred for the Golden Bears from 1972-74, is among the 14 players and three coaches set to be recognized at the NFF Annual Awards Dinner this dinner and then enshrined next summer.

After attending Santa Clara (Calif.) Buchser, Bartkowski earned consensus All-America honors for his prolific senior season with Cal. He led the nation by throwing for 2,580 yards with 12 touchdowns against seven interceptions, as the Bears went 7-3-1, including a 15-15 tie with national champion USC in the Coliseum.

Bartkowski, who was an All-America first baseman for Cal in 1973, was drafted first overall by the Atlanta Falcons the following spring and played 12 seasons for the NFL.

Bartkowski will become the 16th Cal player in the Hall of Fame.

Dan Greenspan is the publisher of Cal Sports Digest and covers the Pac-12 for Fox Sports/Scout.com. Follow him on Twitter @DanGreenspan.


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