Leonard Gotshalk

Ashland, OR

A former NFL star, Leonard Gotshalk now enjoys a successful career in finance. Attending Santa Rosa Junior College on the Doyle Scholarship, he demonstrated his athletic prowess on the football field and served as team captain. While pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education at Humboldt State University, Mr. Gotshalk was again elected as football team captain and became an eighth-round NFL Draft pick for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1971. One season later, Leonard Gotshalk joined the Atlanta Falcons’ offensive line and remained with the team for seven seasons. In 1974, he became the Falcons Player Representative to the NFL Players Association. Leonard Gotshalk pursued a variety of professional interests in addition to his career in football. He entered the cattle ranching business with Rainbow Ranch, a California-based registered Black Angus breeding concern, which was a member of the American Angus Association, and maintained the business from 1971 to 2001. In addition, Mr. Gotshalk also honed his expertise in finance through his six years with The Lincoln National Insurance Company, where he focused on pension funds and profit sharing. Named Salesman of the Year in his third year with Lincoln National, Mr. Gotshalk left the company in 1982 to devote himself full-time to his own real estate investment and consulting firm, Gotshalk Enterprises. He currently serves as President of the company, specializing in mergers and acquisitions. Leonard Gotshalk is a former member in Rotary International, and is a current member of the National Football League Players Association, and NFL Alumni, as well as the American Angus Association. In Ashland, Oregon, where he now makes his home, Mr. Gotshalk also coaches Little League baseball. Mr. Gotshalk also supports and coaches the Ashland Family YMCA sports programs. He also supports the American Cancer society.

  • Education
    • Humboldt State University
    • Santa Rosa Junior College