Bob Bratkowski

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Bob Bratkowski
Personal information
Date of birth (1955-12-02) December 2, 1955 (age 59)
Place of birth San Angelo, Texas, U.S.
Career information
Position(s) Wide Receiver
College Washington State
Team(s) as a player
1974-1977 Washington State
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1978–1980
1981–1985
1986
1987–1988
1989–1991
1992–1994
1995–1998
1999–2000
2001–2010
2011
2012
Missouri - (GA)
Weber State - (OC)
Wyoming - (OC)
Washington State - (OC)
Miami (Fl.) - (OC)
Seattle Seahawks - (WR)
Seattle Seahawks- (OC)
Pittsburgh Steelers - (WR)
Cincinnati Bengals - (OC)
Atlanta Falcons - (QB)
Jacksonville Jaguars - (OC)

Robert "Bob" Bratkowski (born December 2, 1955) is an American football coach. Born in San Angelo, Texas, he is the son of former NFL quarterback Zeke Bratkowski. Bratkowski played his college football at Washington State, as a wide receiver from 1975 to 1977.

College assistant coach[edit]

Bratkowski began his coaching career in 1978 at Missouri. He became an offensive coordinator at Weber State in the Big Sky Conference under first-year head coach Mike Price in 1981. Bratkowski moved up to Division I-A in 1986 under head coach Dennis Erickson at Wyoming, and followed him to Washington State in 1987 and Miami in 1989.

  • 1986 at Wyoming: QBs Scott Runyan & Craig Burnett combined to throw for 2,893 yards with 25 TD vs 18 INT.
  • 1987 at Washington State: RB Richard Calvin ran for 822 yards with 4 TD.
  • 1988 at Washington State: QB Timm Rosenbach threw for 3,097 yards with 24 TD vs 11 INT. RB Steve Broussard ran for 1,280 yards with 11 TD.
  • 1989 at Miami: WR Dale Dawkins had 833 yards with 7 TD. WR Wesley Carroll had 770 yards with 5 TD.
  • 1990 at Miami: QB Craig Erickson threw for 3,363 yards with 22 TD vs 7 INT. WR Wesley Carroll had 952 yards with 6 TD.
  • 1991 at Miami: QB Gino Torretta threw for 3,095 yards with 20 TD vs 8 INT.

NFL assistant coach[edit]

Bratkowski moved to the NFL in 1992 with the Seattle Seahawks. After three seasons under head coach Tom Flores, he was promoted to offensive coordinator in 1995 by new head coach Dennis Erickson. When Erickson was fired following the 1998 season, Bratkowski became an assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

In 2001, Bratkowski was offered the job of offensive coordinator with the Cincinnati Bengals, a position he held for a decade until January 31, 2011, when he was terminated from the Cincinnati Bengals as reported by ESPN news. Bratkowski's offense generally suffered from being too predictable, and this led to his poor reputation amongst the fans of the team. Bratkowski's final work with the Bengals was coordinating the North squad of the 2011 Senior Bowl, but at halftime his duties were handed over to quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese. He coached the quarterbacks for the Atlanta Falcons in 2011, and became the offensive coordinator of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2012, under first-year head coach Mike Mularkey. Prior to the 2014 season, the Cincinnati Bengals re-hired Bob Bratkowski as an offensive assistant.

Personal life[edit]

Bob and his wife, Rebecca, have two children — son Shane and daughter Courtney.

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