|St. Louis Rams — No. 8|
|Date of birth: January 27, 1983|
|Place of birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania|
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|National Football League debut|
|2006 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 6 / Pick: 194|
|Current status: Active|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Selected NFL statistics|
(through Week 17 of the 2007 NFL season)
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Bruce Raymond Gradkowski (born January 27, 1983 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American football quarterback for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League. Events 98 - Trajan becomes Roman Emperor after the death of Nerva. Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar) The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ( often colloquially referred to as PA (its abbreviation by natives and Northeasterners is a state located in the Northeastern American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with Quarterback ( QB) is a position in American and Canadian football. The St Louis Rams are a professional American football team based in St The National Football League ( NFL) is the largest professional American football league. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (often shortened as the Bucs) are a professional American football team based in Tampa Florida. The 2006 National Football League Draft, the 71st in league history took place in New York City at Radio City Music Hall on April He played college football at Toledo. College football is American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, Colleges and military academies Origin of nickname The University of Toledo football team did not have a nickname until 1923 when they played Carnegie Tech in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.
Gradkowski is a 2001 graduate from Seton-La Salle Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, PA and played as a member of the Seton-La Salle Rebels from 1997 to 2000 in the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL). Seton-La Salle Catholic High School is a private, Roman Catholic High school in Mt The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL is an interscholastic athletic association in Western Pennsylvania. This is the same league that produced football legends such as Dan Marino (Central Catholic High School), Joe Montana (Ringgold High School), Joe Namath (Beaver Falls High School), and Johnny Unitas (St. Daniel Constantine Marino Jr (born September 15, 1961 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania) is a Polish - Italian American Hall of For the actor with a similarly pronounced name see Joe Mantegna. Joseph William Namath (born May 31 1943, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania) also known as Broadway Joe or Joe Willie, is a former John Constantine "Johnny" Unitas ( May 7, 1933 &ndash September 11, 2002) nicknamed The Golden Arm and often called Justin High School). In high school, he ultimately performed at a higher level than any of them did. As a junior, Gradkowski threw for 1,630 yards and 10 touchdowns. This performance was then significantly improved as a senior, when he completed 188 out of 327 passes (a completion percentage of 57. 5%) and threw for a then-WPIAL and PIAA (state) record of 2,978 yards and 30 touchdowns (surpassing the previous mark set by Marino). The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL is an interscholastic athletic association in Western Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Inc, usually referred to as PIAA', is one of the governing bodies of high school and junior high school In high school, Gradkowski also performed well in basketball, serving as Seton-La Salle's starting point guard and leading his team in scoring.
After redshirting as a freshman at Toledo in 2001, Gradkowski saw action only as the holder on the special teams unit. Redshirt is a term used in American College athletics that refers to delaying or suspending an athlete's participation in order to lengthen his or her period of eligibility The University of Toledo is a public University situated in Toledo Ohio. In 2003, he was thrust into the starting position as a sophomore. He set a Mid-American Conference season record by completing 71. The Mid-American Conference ( MAC) is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA Division I college athletic conference with a membership 2% of his passes. He also threw for 3,210 yards, with a school season record of 29 touchdowns and 7 interceptions and a final passer rating of 161. 53. He also proved he could scramble by rushing for 504 yards and a score on 91 carries (5. 5 avg). In 2004, Gradkowski honed his skills and passed for 3518 yards with 27 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. Statistically, his senior year was his weakest, but he pulled off a victory in the GMAC Bowl and won MVP. The GMAC Bowl is a post-season NCAA -sanctioned Division I Football Bowl Subdivision College football Bowl game that has been played Other MVPs of the GMAC Bowl have included Byron Leftwich, Ben Roethlisberger, LaDainian Tomlinson, and Omar Jacobs. Byron Anton Leftwich (Born January 14, 1980 in Washington DC) is an American football Quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger (born March 2, 1982, in Lima Ohio) nicknamed Big Ben, is an American football Quarterback LaDainian Tomlinson (born June 23, 1979) is an American football player who currently plays Running back for the San Diego Chargers Omar T Jacobs (born March 3, 1984 in) is an American football Quarterback for the Florence Phantoms of the American Indoor After he finished his senior year he declared himself eligible for the 2006 NFL Draft. The 2006 National Football League Draft, the 71st in league history took place in New York City at Radio City Music Hall on April
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted Bruce Gradkowski with the 125th pick in the 6th round of the 2006 NFL Draft. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (often shortened as the Bucs) are a professional American football team based in Tampa Florida. The 2006 National Football League Draft, the 71st in league history took place in New York City at Radio City Music Hall on April After a preseason in which he recorded the highest passer rating of any Tampa Bay quarterback, he was slotted in second string behind Simms.
Bruce was named the starter for week 5 against New Orleans. The New Orleans Saints are a professional American football team based in New Orleans Louisiana. He became the starting quarterback due to the ruptured spleen suffered by previous starter Chris Simms. Christopher David Simms (born August 29, 1980 in) is an American football Quarterback for the Tennessee Titans of the National He had the best starting debut of all 2006 rookie quarterbacks by completing 20 out of 31 attempts for 225 yards with 2 touchdowns and no interceptions. His performance was good enough to post a 107. 6 passer rating and a near upset of the New Orleans Saints. The New Orleans Saints are a professional American football team based in New Orleans Louisiana. After his first loss, he won two straight starts versus Cincinnati and Philadelphia before losing to the New York Giants, New Orleans Saints, and the Carolina Panthers. The Cincinnati Bengals are a professional American football team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Philadelphia Eagles are a professional American football team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The New York Giants are a professional American football team based in the New York City suburb of East Rutherford New Jersey. The New Orleans Saints are a professional American football team based in New Orleans Louisiana. The Carolina Panthers are a professional football team based in Charlotte North Carolina, representing both North Carolina and South Carolina in the After losing three in a row, he won on November 19, 2006, against the Washington Redskins posting a 104. Events 1095 - The Council of Clermont, called by Pope Urban II to discuss sending the First Crusade to the Holy Land Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The Washington Redskins are a professional American football team based in the Washington D 9 passer rating - that game was also the first start for Redskin's Quarterback Jason Campbell. Jason Campbell (born December 31, 1981 in Laurel, Mississippi, U Then on Thanksgiving day, he lost to the Dallas Cowboys, throwing 2 interceptions. Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a traditional North American Holiday, which is a form of harvest festival. The Dallas Cowboys are a professional American football team in the Eastern Division of the National Football Conference (NFC in the National He lost his second in a row to his hometown Pittsburgh Steelers, throwing three interceptions. He lost another two starts to the Falcons and Bears, being pulled in the second quarter in Chicago in favor of Tim Rattay. Timothy F Rattay (Rah-TAY (born March 15, 1977 in Elyria Ohio) is a professional football player a Quarterback who is a He would not start December 24 vs. Cleveland as Rattay did.
Against the Washington Redskins, Gradkowski got the nod as the starter because of a Jeff Garcia injury. However, he struggled, while the Redskins' offense came to life. The next week, Luke McCown would start, because of Gradkowski's poor performance.
He has a record of 3-8 as a starter. Bruce also set the record for throwing more passes in NFL history before suffering a second career interception(200). 
On May 30, 2008, Gradkowski was waived by the Buccaneers.
In June 2008, Gradkowski was claimed off waivers by the Rams.
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|Tampa Bay Buccaneers Starting Quarterbacks|