NFL: Cincinnati 23, Baltimore 17

CINCINNATI, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Carlos Dunlap's interception return for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter Sunday wrapped up the Cincinnati Bengals' 23-17 victory over Baltimore.

NFL: Indianapolis 20, Cincinnati 16

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A 42-yard touchdown pass from Chandler Harnish to Dominique Jones with 6:54 remaining Thursday gave Indianapolis a 20-16 victory over Cincinnati.

NFL: Green Bay 27, Cincinnati 13

CINCINNATI, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Aaron Rodgers threw for 154 yards and ran for two first-quarter touchdowns Thursday in pacing the Green Bay Packers to a 27-13 exhibition win over Cincinnati.

NFL: Cincinnati 24, Atlanta 19

ATLANTA, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Bruce Gradkowski's 12-yard scoring pass to Mohamed Sanu gave Cincinnati a third-quarter lead Thursday and the Bengals held on to defeat Atlanta 24-19.
Gradkowski nursing shoulder injury

Gradkowski nursing shoulder injury

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Oakland Raiders quarterback Bruce Gradkowski has a third-degree separation of his throwing shoulder, the Oakland Tribune reported Tuesday.

NFL: Oakland 27, Seattle 24

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Bruce Gradkowski threw two touchdown passes in the first quarter Thursday and the Oakland Raiders fought off Seattle for a 27-24 pre-season victory.

Gradkowski earns AFC player honor

NEW YORK, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Oakland Raiders quarterback Bruce Gradkowski is the AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
NFL: Dallas 24, Oakland 7

NFL: Dallas 24, Oakland 7

ARLINGTON, Texas, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Tony Romo passed for 309 yards and two touchdowns Thursday to lead the Dallas Cowboys to a 24-7 win over Oakland.
NFL: Oakland 20, Cincinnati 17

NFL: Oakland 20, Cincinnati 17

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Sebastian Janikowski's 33-yard field goal with 15 seconds left Sunday boosted the Oakland Raiders to a 20-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
NFL: Oakland 31, Dallas 10

NFL: Oakland 31, Dallas 10

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Backup quarterback Bruce Gradkowski threw for 181 yards and a touchdown Thursday, sending the Oakland Raiders to a 31-10 pre-season decision over Dallas.

NFL: Pittsburgh 31, Cleveland 0

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh's defense held Cleveland to 126 total yards Sunday and the Steelers buried the Browns 31-0.

NFL: Tampa Bay 19, Washington 13

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay's Brian Kelly picked off a pass in the end zone with 17 seconds remaining and the Bucs pulled out a 19-13 win Sunday over the Washington Redskins.

NFL: Tampa Bay 31, Houston 24

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A 31-yard TD pass from Bruce Gradkowski to Paris Warren with three minutes left Thursday gave the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a 31-24 preseason win over Houston.

NFL: Tampa Bay 31, Miami 28

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Jeff Garcia completed 4-of-10 passes for 54 yards and a TD Saturday night, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Miami, 31-28, in an NFL exhibition game.

NFL: Tampa Bay 13, New England 10

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Matt Bryant kicked a 32-yard field goal as time ran out Friday night, giving the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a 13-10, exhibition victory over New England.
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Bruce Gradkowski
Oakland Raiders QB Bruce Gradkowski (5) scrambles looking to pass as New York Jets Calvin Pace pursues at the Coliseum in Oakland, California on October 25, 2009. Pace caused Gradkowski to fumble on the play as the Jets shut out the Raiders 38-0. UPI/Terry Schmitt

Bruce Raymond Gradkowski (born January 27, 1983 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American Football quarterback for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft after playing college football at Toledo. He is known as 'The Polish Cannon' due to his heritage, and 'Toledo's Finest,' and 'RocketMan,' a nod to his alma mater and 'The Great Gradkowski' from his rookie pre-season days with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. A group of fans at Toledo nicknamed him 'Bruce Almighty', fans are noted of calling him 'Bruce GODkowski'. also called "the Bruce" in reference to the film Braveheart.

Gradkowski has previously been a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, St. Louis Rams, and the Cleveland Browns.

Gradkowski is a 2001 graduate from Seton-La Salle Catholic High School in Pittsburgh and played as a member of the Seton-La Salle Rebels from 1997 to 2000 in the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL). This is the same league that produced football legends such as Tony Dorsett (Hopewell High School), Dan Marino (Central Catholic High School), Bill Fralic (Penn Hills High School), Joe Montana (Ringgold High School), Joe Namath (Beaver Falls High School), and Johnny Unitas (St. Justin High School). As a junior, Gradkowski threw for 1,630 yards and 10 touchdowns. This performance was then improved as a senior, when he completed 188 out of 327 passes (a completion percentage of 57.5%) and threw for a then-WPIAL and PIAA (state) record of 2,978 yards and 30 touchdowns (surpassing the previous mark set by Marino). In high school, Gradkowski also played basketball, serving as Seton-La Salle's starting point guard and leading his team in scoring. He was once interviewed by a reporter in high school, when the reporter asked "How do you feel about being in the same league as some of the best quarterbacks to play the game?" Bruce simply replied "Hope is a good thing, and no good thing ever dies".

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