- IUB Athletics Hall of Fame (2019)
A native of Gothenburg, Sweden, Gartner was an All-Big Ten, All-America and record-setting kicker for the Hoosier football program during the early 1970s. He earned first-team All-America and first-team All-Big Ten honors as a senior in 1972 when he established new program records for single-season field goals (14), field goals in a game (four) and longest field goal (52). In a 35-34 win against Kentucky that season, he kicked both a 51 and 52-yard field goal, making him the only kicker in IU history with two 50+ yard field goals in a single game. A year earlier against the Wildcats he kicked four field goals in IU's 26-8 win at Memorial Stadium, a single-game record that still stands to this day. After departing IU Gartner enjoyed a brief stint in the NFL, playing in 11 games with the Cleveland Browns in 1974.