Richard Bartel

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Richard Bartel
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Bartel warms up before a Tarleton game at Texas A&M-Commerce during the 2006 season.
No. 4, 13, 10, 2
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1983-02-03) February 3, 1983 (age 35)
San Antonio, Texas
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school: Grapevine
College: Tarleton State
Undrafted: 2007
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
TDINT: 1–2
Passing yards: 236
QB Rating: 55.1
Player stats at

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.

Early years[edit]

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.

Baseball career[edit]

Bartel was drafted as a pitcher by the Cincinnati Reds in the 14th round of the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft. He pitched for the Gulf Coast League Reds in 2001, 2002, and 2003

College career[edit]

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.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

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.

Cleveland Browns[edit]

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.

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Bartel was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars' practice squad on September 7, 2009.

Washington Redskins[edit]

Bartel was signed by the Washington Redskins from the Jaguars practice squad on November 25, 2009. The next year, head coach Jim Zorn was replaced with Mike Shanahan. He was cut on September 4, 2010.

Sacramento Mountain Lions[edit]

Bartel was signed by the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League on September 14, 2010.

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

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.


Year Team GP GS Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
2010 ARI 1 0 16 28 57.1 150 5.4 0 1 57.1 0 0 0.0 0
2011 ARI 2 0 10 22 45.5 86 3.9 1 1 52.5 1 9 9.0 0
Career 3 0 26 50 52.0 236 4.7 1 2 55.1 1 9 9.0 0


Personal life[edit]

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.[3] In June 2015, he left to become the football offensive coordinator at IMG Academy.[4]


  1. ^ "Richard Bartel bio". Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Richard Bartel". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 17, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Former Cowboys QB Richard Bartel hired at Texas high school". Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  4. ^ "IMG coach with DFW roots responds to criticism from home". Retrieved February 19, 2016. 

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