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Bruce Gradkowski
QB #5
Height:
6-1
Weight:
220
Age:
31
College:
Toledo
Experience:
9

Quick Stats (2014):

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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPassingRushingFumbles
GGSCompAttYdsAvgTDIntSckSckYRateAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
TOTAL 375 709 4,057 5.7 21 24 53 333 65.8 88 329 3.7 0 20 10
2014 PIT 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2 -2 -1 0 -- --
2013 PIT 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CIN 2 0 5 11 65 5.9 0 0 0 0 64.6 4 -2 -0.5 0 1 0
2011 CIN 2 0 8 18 109 6.1 1 1 1 7 59.7 3 1 0.3 0 -- --
2010 OAK 6 4 83 157 1,059 6.7 5 7 10 77 66.3 12 41 3.4 0 3 1
2009 OAK 7 4 82 150 1,007 6.7 6 3 11 71 80.6 18 108 6 0 5 3
2008 CLE 2 1 7 21 26 1.2 0 3 4 18 2.8 1 2 2 0 -- --
2007 TB 4 0 13 24 130 5.4 0 1 2 14 52.4 7 20 2.9 0 -- --
2006 TB 13 11 177 328 1,661 5.1 9 9 25 146 65.9 41 161 3.9 0 11 6
Recent Games
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2 @BAL L 6-26 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @CAR W 37-19 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2 -2 -1 0 -- --
4 TB L 24-27 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 @JAC W 17-9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 @CLE L 10-31 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 HOU W 30-23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Bruce Gradkowski
Quarterback

PRO (37-20/0-0): Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Bruce Gradkowski signed a three-year contract with the Steelers (UFA from Cincinnati) on March 13, 2013…signed a two-year contract with the Cincinnati Bengals (UFA from Oakland) on July 3, 2011…re-signed a one-year contract with the Oakland Raiders on March 15, 2010…acquired by the Raiders off waivers from the Cleveland Browns on February 11, 2009…released by the Browns on February 9, 2009…signed by the Browns on December 2, 2008…released by the St. Louis Rams on August 30, 2008…acquired by the Rams off waivers from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on June 5, 2008…released by the Buccaneers on May 30, 2008…originally drafted by the Buccaneers in the sixth round (194th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.

Bruce Gradkowski
Quarterback

PRO (37-20/0-0): Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Bruce Gradkowski signed a three-year contract with the Steelers (UFA from Cincinnati) on March 13, 2013…signed a two-year contract with the Cincinnati Bengals (UFA from Oakland) on July 3, 2011…re-signed a one-year contract with the Oakland Raiders on March 15, 2010…acquired by the Raiders off waivers from the Cleveland Browns on February 11, 2009…released by the Browns on February 9, 2009…signed by the Browns on December 2, 2008…released by the St. Louis Rams on August 30, 2008…acquired by the Rams off waivers from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on June 5, 2008…released by the Buccaneers on May 30, 2008…originally drafted by the Buccaneers in the sixth round (194th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.

2014 (1-0): Bruce Gradkowski served as the backup QB for the first six games

  • 9/21 at Carolina: Saw action in his first career game as a Steeler in relief of QB Ben Roethlisberger.

2013 (0-0)(Pit): Served as the backup quarterback for all 16 games…dressed but did not see action.  

2012 (2-0/0-0): Bruce Gradkoski saw action in two games for the Bengals…served as the backup quarterback the entire season and lone postseason contest…completed 5-of-11 passes for 65 yards, with a long of 44 yards.

2011 (2-0/0-0): Bruce Gradkowski saw action in two games for the Bengals…served as the backup quarterback the entire season and lone postseason contest…completed 8-of-18 passes for 109 yards with one touchdown and one interception…9/11 at Cleveland: Played entire second half in place of injured QB Andy Dalton…led two fourth quarter touchdown drives, and threw the game-deciding 41-yard touchdown pass to WR A.J. Green to give the Bengals a 27-17 victory…finished the game 5-of-12 for 92 yards with one touchdown.

2010 (6-4): Bruce Gradkowski saw action in six games with four starts for the Raiders…missed a total of nine games due to a shoulder injury…placed on the team’s Reserve/Injured List on December 2, 2010...completed 83-of-157 passes for 1,059 yards with five touchdowns and seven interceptions…9/19 vs. St. Louis: Entered the game in the second half and led the team to a 16-14 come-from-behind victory…completed 11-of-21 passes for 162 yards with one touchdown and one interception…9/26 at Arizona: Started at QB…finished 17-of-34 for 255 yards with one touchdown and one interception…10/3 vs. Houston: Started at QB…had season highs in attempts (39), completions (24), passing yards (278) and passing touchdowns (2)…10/10 vs. San Diego: Started at QB…left the game with an injured shoulder and did not return…11/28 at Miami: Started at QB…threw for 252 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions…re-injured his shoulder and was forced to leave the game.

2009 (7-4): Bruce Gradkowski saw action in seven games, making four starts for the Raiders…led the team in touchdown passes (6), posted a career-best passer rating (80.6) and led the team to two comeback wins (vs. Cincinnati and at Pittsburgh)…named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his Week 13 performance at Pittsburgh…finished the season 82-of-150 for 1,007 yards with six touchdowns and three interceptions…11/22 vs. Cincinnati: Started at QB…completed 17-of-34 passes for 183 yards with two touchdowns and one interception…led the team on an 80-yard drive to tie the game with 33 seconds remaining…11/26 at Dallas: Started at QB…finished 18-of-35 for 200 yards with one touchdown…12/6 at Pittsburgh: Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week…finished 20-of-33 for a career-high 308 yards with three touchdowns for a passer rating of 121.8...12/13 vs. Washington: Started at QB…finished 10-of-18 for 153 yards.   

2008 (2-1): Bruce Gradkowski played in two games, making one start for the Browns in December after signing as a free agent…finished 7-of-21 for 26 yards and three interceptions.

2007 (4-0): Bruce Gradkowski saw action in four games with for the Buccaneers…finished the year 13-of-24 for 130 yards with one interception…11/25 vs. Washington: Saw extensive action…finished the game 9-of-19 for 106 yards…added two rushes for 24 yards.

2006 (13-11): Bruce Gradkowski started 11-of-13 games played as a rookie…finished the season 177-of-328 for 1,661 yards with nine touchdowns and nine interceptions…his passing yards, touchdown passes, attempts and completions were all Buccaneers’ rookie records at the time…became only the third quarterback in NFL history to throw only one interception in his first 150 attempts…set the NFL record for most attempts (202) before throwing his second interception…9/10 vs. Baltimore: Made his NFL debut…10/8 at New Orleans: Started his first NFL contest…finished 20-of-31 for a season-high 225 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions…10/15 vs. Cincinnati: Completed a season-high 25 passes for 184 yards with two touchdowns and one interception…11/5 vs. New Orleans: Threw for 185 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions…11/19 vs. Washington: Threw for 178 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.

COLLEGE: Bruce Gradkowski played in 49 games, making 36 starts…completed 766-of-1,123 passes for 9,225 yards with 85 touchdowns to only 27 interceptions…set 19 school records, including most completions, passing yards and touchdowns…rushed for 1,018 yards with 14 touchdowns…became the first quarterback in NCAA Division I-A history to complete more than 70% of his passes in back-to-back seasons…left school as the NCAA’s all-time leader in completion percentage (68.4)…majored in business marketing. 2005: Led his team to a 9-3 record and a win against UTEP in the GMAC Bowl…named GMAC Bowl MVP after throwing five touchdown passes…finished 207-of-332 for 2,469 yards…tied a school record with 29 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. 2004: Led his team to a 9-4 record and berth in the Motor City Bowl…finished 280-for-399 for 3,518 yards with 27 touchdowns and eight interceptions…threw for 338 yards and three touchdowns in a win versus No. 25 Bowling Green on 11/23/04. 2003: Led his team to an 8-4 record…took over as starting quarterback…finished 277-of-389...set a single-season MAC record for completion percentage (71.2)…threw for 3,210 yards with a school-record 29 touchdowns and seven interceptions…added a career-high 504 rushing yards and one touchdown…completed 49-of-61 passes for 461 yards with three touchdowns in a win versus No. 9 Pittsburgh on 9/20/03…threw for 301 yards with three touchdowns in a win versus No. 21 Northern Illinois on 11/15/13. 2002: Served as the team’s holder, seeing action in every contest. 2001: Redshirted.    

PERSONAL: Bruce Gradkowski attended Seton-La Salle High School (Pittsburgh, Pa.)…earned all-state honors as a junior and senior…at the time, his career passing yards were the most in WPIAL history…as a senior, threw for a then-WPIAL and PIAA record 2,978 yards and 30 touchdowns…the 30 touchdowns passed the previous mark set by Hall of Famer Dan Marino…as a junior, he threw for 1,630 yards and 10 touchdowns…also played basketball, where he led the team in scoring…his younger brother, Gino, plays for the Baltimore Ravens and was a member of their Super Bowl XLVII team…is married to Miranda and they have one daughter, Liliana…son of Bruce and Debbie Gradkowski…Full name: Bruce Raymond Gradkowski.

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