Bartel warms up before a Tarleton game at Texas A&M-Commerce during the 2006 season.
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|Date of birth:||February 3, 1983|
|Place of birth:||San Antonio, Texas|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||235 lb (107 kg)|
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Richard John Bartel (born February 3, 1983) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars, Washington Redskins and Arizona Cardinals. He played college football at Tarleton State. He also played baseball in the Cincinnati Reds minor league organization.
Bartel attended Grapevine High School in Grapevine, Texas and was a letterman in football and baseball. In football, he was named the District Offensive Player of the Year, was an All-Region selection, and named as an All-State selection. Richard Bartel graduated from Grapevine High School in 2001. Richard is married to Alecia Bartel and has two daughters, Remy.
Bartel attended and played for Southern Methodist University in 2003 then transferred to Tarleton State University for his final two seasons of collegiate football where he completed 161-of-276 passes for 2,033 yards with 16 TDs and five interceptions.
Bartel was signed following an invite to participate in the Dallas Cowboys' mini-camp after the 2007 NFL Draft. On September 1, he was waived and later signed to the practice squad, after rookie quarterback Matt Moore was claimed by the Carolina Panthers.
On August 30, 2008, he was released and later signed to the practice squad, only to be cut on September 8.
Bartel was signed to the practice squad of the Cleveland Browns on November 26, 2008 after quarterback Brady Quinn was placed on the injured reserve list. Bartel was activated from the practice squad on December 24, 2008, when Ken Dorsey was placed on injured reserve. Bartel was waived by the Browns on September 5, 2009.
Bartel was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars' practice squad on September 7, 2009.
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On December 7, 2010, Bartel was signed by the Arizona Cardinals after Max Hall was placed on the injured reserve list. He played in his first regular season NFL game on January 2, 2011, against the host San Francisco 49ers. During that game, he completed his first regular season pass, a 31-yard completion to Larry Fitzgerald late in the third quarter, in relief of starting quarterback John Skelton. He played against the 49ers once again, replacing Skelton, on November 20, 2011, while throwing his first touchdown pass to Larry Fitzgerald. He was waived with an injury settlement on September 3, 2012, due to a shoulder injury.
On January 29, 2015, after stints at Plano Prestonwood and Argyle Liberty Christian School, he was hired as the football head coach for Southwest Christian High School in Fort Worth. In June 2015, he left to become the football offensive coordinator at IMG Academy.
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