Jerry Golsteyn

Jerry Mark Golsteyn (born August 6, 1954 in West Allis, Wisconsin) is a former professional American football player. A 12th round drafted quarterback from Northern Illinois University, Golsteyn played in 8 NFL seasons from 1977 to 1984 for 5 different teams. He also played a brief stint for the Orlando Americans in the American Football Association[1] in 1981, becoming one of the few NFL-caliber players to play in that league. (The fact that Golsteyn was a star in the league was occasionally used as a joke regarding the AFA's inability to sign marquee talent.)[2] He then played for the Orlando Renegades of the USFL in 1985.

Jerry Golsteyn
Born: (1954-08-06) August 6, 1954 (age 67)
West Allis, Wisconsin, United States
Career information
CollegeNorthern Illinois
NFL draft1976 / Round: 12 / Pick 333
Career history
As player
1977–1978New York Giants
1979Baltimore Colts
1979Detroit Lions
1981Orlando Americans (AFA)
1982–1983Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1984Los Angeles Raiders
1985Orlando Renegades (USFL)
Career stats
QB Rating36.2


  1. ^ Harry, Chris; Johnston, Joey; McKay, Richard (2004). Tales from the Bucs Sideline: A Collection of the Greatest Bucs Stories Ever Told. Sports Publishing LLC. p. 210. ISBN 9781582617732. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Ocala Star-Banner - Google News Archive Search".