Zeke Raymond Bratkowski

Zeke Raymond Bratkowski

Original Name Edmund Raymond Bratkowski
Birth
Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA
Death 11 Nov 2019 (aged 88)
Santa Rosa Beach, Walton County, Florida, USA
Burial Santa Rosa Beach, Walton County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 204630802 · View Source
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Professional Football Player. For fourteen seasons (1954, 1957 to 1967 and 1971), he played at the quarterback position in the National Football League with the Chicago Bears, Los Angeles Rams and Green Bay Packers. Born Edmund Raymond Bratkowski, he made his initial impact on the football field during his years at Schlarman High School in Illinois. He played collegiate football at the University of Georgia and became one of the school's all time quarterback greats in addition to distinguishing himself as one of college's top passers of his era. Selected by the Chicago Bears during the 6th round of the 1954 NFL Draft, he totaled 132 career regular season games. His career was interrupted for three years while he served with the United States Air Force. During the course of his career, he backed up Hall of Fame quarterbacks George Blanda and Bart Starr. He experienced three NFL Championships and two Super Bowl titles. After retiring as a player, he began a lengthy coaching career as an assistant with several NFL teams. He was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1989.

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 11 Nov 2019
  • Find A Grave Memorial 204630802
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Zeke Raymond Bratkowski (20 Oct 1931–11 Nov 2019), Find A Grave Memorial no. 204630802, citing Gulf Cemetery, Santa Rosa Beach, Walton County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .