Steve Bartkowski played for the Atlanta Falcons (1975-1985) and the Los Angeles Rams (1986). Bartkowski was a consensus All-American his senior season in 1974 at the University of California, Berkeley. Steve was chosen with the 1st overall pick in the 1975 NFL Draft, ahead of Walter Payton, by the Atlanta Falcons and was the NFL Rookie of the Year as well as The Sporting News NFC Rookie of the Year in 1975. He was the first client of legendary sports agent Leigh Steinberg. Steve is one of only seven quarterbacks in NFL history who have achieved two consecutive (back-to-back) 30-touchdown passing seasons (1980 & 1981) at least one time in their career. The others are Brett Favre, Dan Fouts, Jeff Garcia, Peyton Manning, Dan Marino and Y.A. Tittle. Steve was selected to the Pro Bowl after both the 1980 and 1981 seasons and was selected 2nd Team All-NFC following the 1980 campaign. Steve led the NFL in passing in 1983 with a passer rating of 97.6.