Richard Bartel is the third-string quarterback for the Sacramento Mountain Lions. He played for Tarleton State after transferring from Southern Methodist University (SMU). He was signed in 200 by the Dallas Cowboys but cut him on September 1. They then signed him to the practice squad the next day. He was released by the team on 30 August 2008.
On 26 November, 2008, he was signed by the Cleveland Browns to replace Brady Quinn, who was injured. Later on, on 5th September 2009, he was waived by the Brown. Subsequently, he was signed to the team of Jacksonville Jaguars squad on 7th September, 2009 and released on 25th November the same year.
The same day, he got signed by the Washington Redskins team and was cut on 4rth September, 2010. Ten days later, he joined the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the UFL.
Bartel is big, standing six-foot-three and weighs 233 pounds. He is seen as being a raw talent and will probably be assigned once again to the practice squad for further grooming. Bartel was rated 41 out of 103 quarterbacks at the 2007 Combine.
In 2005, he completed 153 of 253 passes (60.5%), compiling 1,883 yards and hitting for a dozen touchdowns. He threw 11 interceptions.