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Ron Bartell
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Bartell while with the Rams
No. 32, 24, 21, 41     
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-02-22) February 22, 1982 (age 37)
Place of birth: Detroit, Michigan
Career information
College: Howard
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 50
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* St. Louis Rams ( 2005 2011)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Tackles     338
Passes defensed     62
Interceptions     8
Stats at NFL.com

Ronald Bartell (born February 22, 1982) is a former American football cornerback. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Central Michigan University and Howard.

Early yearsEdit

Bartell played safety and receiver for Renaissance High School in Detroit, Michigan, from 1996-1999. He also ran track and played basketball. He caught 23 passes for 385 yards with four touchdowns on offense and had 45 tackles and four interceptions on defense as a senior when he was named All-City, All-Metro and City Defensive Back of the Year.

College careerEdit

Bartell began his college football career at Central Michigan University but left the school in 2002 "distraught with the direction the program was going" and stated he went through five position coaches in 2½ years at the school and he felt he wasn't getting any better.[1][2] He transferred to Howard University where he started in 38 out of 45 games and was an administration of criminal justice major. Bartell was a Second-team All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference as a senior.

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6-1¼ * 211 lb * 4.37 * 1.52 * 2.54 * X X 35½ X 21 * 35 *
(* represents NFL Combine)

St. Louis RamsEdit

Bartell was selected by the St. Louis Rams in the second round (50th overall) in the 2005 NFL Draft. On July 29, 2005, Bartell agreed to a 4-year $3.04 million contract with the Rams.[3] In his rookie season he played in ten games making seven starts (after starting right cornerback Travis Fisher was injured) and recorded 34 tackles. In the 2006 season he made 25 tackles and three interceptions. His first career interception came at the Oakland Raiders on December 17, 2006. The 2007 season was a career best in terms of tackles made as he ended the campaign with 67, along with one sack and two interceptions.

In 2007 Bartell started the first four games in place of right cornerback Fakhir Brown who was on the NFL suspended list. Bartell ended the season starting six games for the injured left cornerback Tye Hill and in between he started two games as the Rams nickleback when the team opened in a five defensive back alignment. In 2008 Bartell again began the season starting at right corner back for Fakhir Brown, who had a broken collar bone and was released and then re-signed. After Brown returned, starting left cornerback Tye Hill was again hurt and placed on injured reserve. Bartell stepped in and started the final 11 games as the left corner. For the season he played in 16 games, starting 14 and made 56 tackles (46 solo), one sack, three interceptions, 20 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovered.

Bartell became a free agent following the 2008 season, but was re-signed by the Rams to a four-year, $28 million contract, including $13.6 million in guarantees on March 2, 2009.[4] Bartell fractured his neck during the Rams' 2011 season opener vs the Philadelphia Eagles and missed the rest of the season on injured reserve.[citation needed]

He was released by the Rams on March 12, 2012.

Oakland RaidersEdit

Bartell signed with the Oakland Raiders on March 16, 2012.[5] He was released on December 10, 2012.[6]

Detroit LionsEdit

Bartell signed with the Detroit Lions on December 17, 2012.[7] He was released by the Lions on August 31, 2013.

NFL statisticsEdit

Year Team GP COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF FR FR YDS INT IR YDS AVG IR LNG TD PD
2005 STL 10 34 31 3 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
2006 STL 16 25 25 0 0.0 0 0 0 3 63 21 38 1 6
2007 STL 16 67 63 4 1.0 2 1 0 2 10 5 9 0 9
2008 STL 16 57 54 3 1.0 2 1 0 3 29 10 24 0 19
2009 STL 15 66 61 5 0.0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
2010 STL 15 61 55 6 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
2011 STL 1 1 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 DET 1 9 6 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2012 OAK 6 18 14 4 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Career 96 338 310 28 2.0 9 3 0 8 102 13 38 1 62
[8]

Post-CareerEdit

Bartell is now the owner of the restaurant "Kuzzo's Chicken & Waffles," in Detroit. He opened the restaurant in 2013. [9]

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