The Info List - Steve Pisarkiewicz

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Stephen John Pisarkiewicz (born November 10, 1953) is a former professional American football
American football
player who played quarterback. Pisarkiewicz played in the NFL, CFL, USFL
and British leagues during his career.


1 College career 2 Professional career

2.1 NFL 2.2 CFL 2.3 USFL

3 Time in Europe

3.1 Cardiff
Tigers 3.2 Birmingham Bulls 3.3 Dublin Celts 3.4 Barcelona Boxers

4 References

College career[edit] Pisarkiewicz was recruited by Tennessee, but joined the Missouri Tigers and was considered the best passer at the school since Paul Christman and drew attention from NFL scouts.[1] In 1975, Pisarkiewicz led the Big 8 in passing yards, and was second in passing touchdowns.[2] Professional career[edit] NFL[edit] Pisarkiewicz was drafted 19th overall by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1977 NFL draft, apparently at the insistence of owner Bill Bidwill.[3] Expected to take over the starting job from the aging Jim Hart, he failed to impress head coach Bud Wilkinson and started just 4 games in his time in St. Louis.[4][5] After leaving St. Louis, Pisarkiewicz played in one game in 1980 for the Green Bay Packers.[6] CFL[edit] In 1982, Pisarkiewicz was picked up by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.[7] However, his time there was limited and he soon moved back to the US. USFL[edit] Pisarkiewicz spent 1983 with the Philadelphia Stars but again found playing time limited.[8] He was given two years probation in the same year after pleading guilty to an incident of indecent exposure in Clayton, Missouri.[9] He spent time in 1985 with the Orlando Renegades.[10] Time in Europe[edit] Cardiff
Tigers[edit] In 1986, Pisarkiewicz and a friend went to the United Kingdom and played for the Cardiff
Tigers in the Welsh capital. The then-33 year old served as the team's coach, general manager, player personnel director, marketing director and starting quarterback. In 1987, the Tigers finished 7-5, and in 1988, Pisarkiewicz threw 44 passing touchdowns.[11] Birmingham Bulls[edit] Following the dissolution of the Cardiff
Tigers, Pisarkiewicz joined the Birmingham Bulls as general manager. Due to the absence of starting quarterback Russ Jensen, Pisarkiewicz was pushed to play for the Bulls, partly to justify his salary, which was the highest in British American football.[12] Pisarkiewicz played in one game for the Bulls, against the Dublin Celts before resigning as general manager of the Bulls due to internal strife.[13] Dublin Celts[edit] Two weeks after defeating them, Pisarkiewicz joined the Dublin Celts as their head coach and general manager.[14] He coached the Celts to the playoffs, before swiftly departing for the United States where he presented the Celts with an ultimatum.[15] Barcelona Boxers[edit] After leaving the Celts, Pisarkiewicz became quarterback for the Barcelona Boxers.[16] References[edit]

^ The Tuscaloosa News, Sep 8 1975 ^ Steve Pisarkiewicz Missouri Stats ^ The Quarterback
Abstract ^ Worst All Time First Round Picks ^ JustSportsStats Steve Pisarkiewicz ^ Top Ten Worst Packer Quarterbacks ^ Pisarkiewicz gets new chance in CFL ^ 1983 Philadelphia Stars Roster ^ The Spokesman Review – Jul 21, 1983 ^ 1985 Orlando Renegades
Orlando Renegades
Roster ^ Former Renegade goes international ^ God Save The Quarterback!, Michael Globetti, 1991 Pg. 75 ^ God Save The Quarterback!, Michael Globetti, 1991 Pg. 118 ^ God Save The Quarterback!, Michael Globetti, 1991 Pg. 118 ^ God Save The Quarterback!, Michael Globetti, 1991 Pg. 274 ^ God Save The Quarterback!, Michael Globetti, 1991 Pg. 274

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Missouri Tigers starting quarterbacks

Saunders Stuber Christman Entsminger Klein Scardino Eaton Doane Hunter Snowden Taylor Johnson Lane Kombrink McMillan Roper Cherry Pisarkiewicz Woods Bradley Hyde Adler Cameron Stollenwerck Welch Kiefer Johnson Handy Corso Scornia Jones Dougherty Outlaw Farmer Smith Daniel Gabbert Franklin Berkstresser Mauk Lock

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1977 NFL draft first-round selections

Ricky Bell Tony Dorsett Eddie Edwards Marvin Powell Gary Jeter Warren Bryant Joe Campbell Wilson Whitley Mike Butler Gary Green Morris Towns Phil Dokes A. J. Duhe Steve August Ted Albrecht Raymond Clayborn Robert Jackson Steve Schindler Steve Pisarkiewicz Wilson Faumuina Robin Cole Mike Cobb Bob Brudzinski Bob Rush Stanley Morgan Randy Burke Tommy Kramer Ezra Johnson

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St. Louis Cardinals 1977 NFL draft selections

Steve Pisarkiewicz George Franklin Kurt Allerman Terdell Middleton Ernest Lee Andy Spiva Eric Williams Johnny Jackson Jim LeJay Greg Lee Rick Fenlaw

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Chicago / St. Louis / Phoenix / Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
first-round draft picks

Lawrence Buivid Robbins Aldrich Cafego Kimbrough Lach Dobbs Harder Trippi Jones Coulter Spavital Fischer Groom Matson Olszewski McHan Boydston Childress Tubbs Hill Crow Stacy Izo Rice Echols Goode Stovall Brumm Kortas Namath McAdams Williams Lane Wehrli Stegent Thompson Moore Butz Cain Gray Dawson Pisarkiewicz Little Greene Anderson Greer Junior Sharpe Smith Duncan Nunn Bell Stouffer Harvey Hill Wolf Swann Hearst Dye Miller Rice Knight Wadsworth Boston Shelton Jones Davis Bryant Johnson Pace Fitzgerald Rolle Leinart Brown Rodgers-Cromartie Wells Williams Peterson Floyd Cooper Bucannon Humphries Nkemdiche Reddick

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Chicago / St. Louis / Phoenix / Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
starting quarterbacks

Paddy Driscoll (1920–1925) Arnold Horween
Arnold Horween
(1922–1924) Hal Erickson (1926–1928) Roddy Lamb (1927) Don Hill (1929) Bunny Belden (1930) Walt Holmer (1931–1932) Joe Lillard (1933) Phil Sarboe (1934–1935) Pug Vaughan (1936) Pat Coffee (1937) Jack Robbins (1938–1939) Hugh McCullough (1940) Ray Mallouf (1941) Bud Schwenk (1942) Ronnie Cahill (1943) John Grigas (1944) Vince Oliver (1945) Paul Collins (1945) Paul Christman
Paul Christman
(1945–1949) Ray Mallouf (1948) Virgil Eikenberg (1948) Jim Hardy
Jim Hardy
(1949–1951) Frank Tripucka
Frank Tripucka
(1950–1952) Charley Trippi
Charley Trippi
(1951–1952) Don Panciera (1952) Jim Root (1953, 1956) Steve Romanik (1953–1954) Ray Nagel (1953) Lamar McHan (1954–1958) Ogden Compton (1955) Mack Reynolds (1958) King Hill (1959–1960) John Roach (1959–1960) George Izo (1960) Sam Etcheverry
Sam Etcheverry
(1961–1962) Ralph Guglielmi
Ralph Guglielmi
(1961) Charley Johnson (1962–1966, 1968–1969) Buddy Humphrey (1965) Terry Nofsinger (1966) Jim Hart (1967–1981, 1983) Gary Keithley (1973) Pete Beathard (1971) Tim Van Galder (1972) Gary Cuozzo (1972) Steve Pisarkiewicz (1978–1979) Mike Loyd (1980) Neil Lomax (1981–1988) Cliff Stoudt (1986, 1988) Shawn Halloran (1987) Sammy Garza (1987) Gary Hogeboom (1989) Tom Tupa (1989, 1991) Timm Rosenbach (1989–1990, 1992) Stan Gelbaugh (1991) Chris Chandler
Chris Chandler
(1991–1993) Steve Beuerlein (1993–1994) Jay Schroeder
Jay Schroeder
(1994) Jim McMahon
Jim McMahon
(1994) Dave Krieg (1995) Boomer Esiason
Boomer Esiason
(1996) Kent Graham (1996–1997) Jake Plummer
Jake Plummer
(1997–2002) Stoney Case (1997) Dave Brown (1999–2000) Jeff Blake (2003) Josh McCown
Josh McCown
(2003–2005) Shaun King (2004) John Navarre (2004) Kurt Warner
Kurt Warner
(2005–2009) Matt Leinart
Matt Leinart
(2006–2007, 2009) Derek Anderson (2010) John Skelton (2010–2012) Max Hall
Max Hall
(2010) Kevin Kolb
Kevin Kolb
(2011–2012) Ryan Lindley
Ryan Lindley
(2012, 2014) Brian Hoyer
Brian Hoyer
(2012) Carson Palmer
Carson Palmer
(2013–2017) Drew Stanton
Drew Stanton
(2014, 2016–present) Bla