Zeke Bratkoswki, who earned All-America honors as UGA’s quarterback in 1952, died at the age of 88 years old in his Florida home.
Bratkowski still ranks No. 8 on UGA’s career list for all-time passing yards, leading the SEC in passing yards for 1952 and 1953. He also still holds the conference’s record for career interceptions with 68.
Per UGA’s website, “He became one of Georgia’s most celebrated quarterbacks under Coach Wally Butts followed by an outstanding 14-year career in the National Football League. “The Brat” earned All-America honors in both 1952 and ’53 and was the nation’s leading passer in ’52 and the nation’s leading punter in ’53.”
In the NFL, Bratkowski was famously the backup quarterback for Green Bay during the Packers’ glory days during the mid-1960s. He later served as a longtime NFL assistant, working with the Packers, Chicago Bears, Baltimore Colts, Indianapolis Colts, NY Jets, Cleveland Browns, and Philadelphia Eagles.