Terry Bradshaw Biography
Terry Bradshaw (Terry Paxton Bradshaw) former American football quarterback who played professionally in the National Football League (NFL)from 1970.
HIs retirement came as a surprise and in hindsight unplanned on the steelers part. His elbow problem came about, the team decided to pass up Pitt quarterback Dan Marino in the 1983 NFL Draft as an heir successor to Bradshaw due in part to head coach wanting to rebuild on defense and, according to Bill Hillgrove.
The Rooney family not wanting Marino to face a lot of pressure in his hometown and need to experience life outside of Oakland where Marino grew up and where Pitt.
Terry Bradshaw Age
Bradshaw was born on September 2, 1948 in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Terry Bradshaw College
Bradshaw enrolled at Ruston’s Louisiana Tech University. For his alma mater, he has a lot of affinities. He is a member of the brotherhood of Tau Kappa Epsilon. He was active in the Christian Athletes Fellowship and was speaking in front of many athletic banquets and other Metings.
He was initially second on the quarterback depth chart behind Phil “Roxie” Robertson, who later became famous as the inventor of the Duck Commander duck call and TV personality on the Duck Dynasty A&E program.
Bradshaw caused a media frenzy when he arrived at Tech in 1966 because of his reputation as a football sensation from nearby Shreveport. Robertson was the starter for two seasons in 1966 and 1967 a year ahead of Bradshaw and chose not to play in 1968. “I’m going to the ducks, you [ Terry ] can go for the bucks,” Robertson said.
In 1969, most professional scouts considered him to be the nation’s most outstanding college football player. He collected 2,890 total yards as a junior, ranking No. 1 in the NCAA, leading his team to a 9–2 record and a 33–13 victory over Akron in the Rice Bowl.
He won 2,314 yards in his senior season, ranked third in the NCAA, and led his team to a record of 8–2. His production decline was mainly due to the fact that his team only played 10 games that year, and in the second half he was taken out of several games because his team had built up a huge lead.
At the time, Bradshaw graduated in possession of virtually all records passing Louisiana Tech. He was inducted into the Louisiana Tech sports hall of Fame’s inaugural class in 1984. He was inducted into the sports hall of fame of the state of Louisiana four years later.
Terry Bradshaw NFL Hall Of Fame
He played for 14 seasons with Pittsburgh, he won four Super Bowl titles in a six-year period (1974, 1975, 1978, and 1979), becoming the first quarterback to win three and four Super Bowls, and led the Steelers to eight AFC Central championships. Bradshaw was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1989, his first year of eligibility. Bradshaw was also inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1996.
Terry Bradshaw Show and TV Career
On July 24, 1984, Bradshaw retired from football and quickly signed a TV contract with CBS to become an NFL game analyst in 1984, where he and play – by – play announcer Verne Lundquist had the top-rated programs. He served as a guest commentator for the NFC postseason broadcasts of CBS Sports from 1980–82 before his full – time work for them.
Bradshaw was promoted to television studio analyst for The NFL Today in 1990 (which he hosted through the 1993 season with Greg Gumbel), and Fox NFL Sunday, where he normally acts as a comic foil for his co-hosts. He hosts two semi-regular features on Fox NFL Sunday, Ten Yards with TB, where he shoots random questions at an NFL pro, and The Terry Awards, an annual NFL season comedy award show.
He also hosted two consecutive Digi – Bowl specials on Fox Kids as a cross-promotional stunt in 2001 and 2002, commenting on Digimon’s intermediate episodes from the NFL on Fox studio: Digital Monsters; 2002 special was the final one as the Fox Kids block ended the same year.
He appeared on NASCAR’s first broadcast on FOX where, the night before Earnhardt was killed in a last-lap crash in the Daytona 500, he made a ride with Dale Earnhardt at Daytona International Speedway. At the beginning of the race, Bradshaw also waved the green flag.
Bradshaw has the reputation of being the “old’ redneck,” but in the words of co-host and former NFL coach Jimmy Johnson, the act is a “schtick.” According to Johnson, Bradshaw deflects such criticism by saying that “he’s so stupid that someone else has to fly his private plane.”
Also, Bradshaw has gained a reputation to criticize players and teams. He was confronted by Ann Mara, the late Wellington Mara’s wife, after Super Bowl XLVI and “heckled” for not picking the Giants to win on Sunday’s Fox NFL.
Terry Bradshaw Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $25 millions.
Terry Bradshaw Awards
- 4× Super Bowl champion (IX, X, XIII, XIV)
- 2× Super Bowl MVP (XIII, XIV)
- NFL Most Valuable Player (1978)
- 3× Pro Bowl (1975, 1978, 1979)
- First-team All-Pro (1978)
- Second-team All-Pro (1979)
- Bert Bell Award (1978)
- Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year (1979)
- Terry Bradshaw Death
- Is Terry Bradshaw dead or alive? Bradshaw is not dead. He is alive and 71 years old as of 2019.
Terry Bradshaw Movies
- Walking on Dead Fish
- Relative Chaos
- Failure to Launch
- NFL: Greatest Super Bowl Moments
- Robots 2005
- The Cannonball Run
- Hooper 1978
- Black Sunday 1977
Terry Bradshaw TV Show
- Better Late Than Never (TV series) – Terry Bradshaw New Show
- Fox NFL
- Fox NFL Sunday
- Thursday Night Football
- The OT
- The NFL Today
- FOX NFL Pregame
- NFL on FOX Postgame
- Fox’s New Year’s Eve With Steve Harvey: Live From Times Square
- NFL on FOX Pregame
- Terry Bradshaw Super Bowl Rings
- Bradshaw won four Super Bowl titles in a six-year period with Pittsburgh Steelers.
Terry Bradshaw Mother
Terry’s mother, Novis (born 1929), was one of five children of Clifford and Lula Gay of Red River Parish, Louisiana. He has an older brother, Gary, and a younger brother, Craig. The work ethic was particularly strong in the Bradshaw household. Bradshaw spent his early childhood in Camanche, Iowa, where he set forth the goal to play professional football.
When Bradshaw was still young he returned with his family, including his brothers, to Shreveport. There, he attended Woodlawn High School, played under assistant coach A. L. Williams, and led the Knights to the 1965 AAA High School Championship game. His team then lost to the Sulphur Golden Tornadoes 12–9.
While at Woodlawn, he set a national record for throwing the javelin 245 feet (74.68 m). His exploits earned him a spot in the Sports Illustrated feature Faces In The Crowd. Bradshaw’s successor as Woodlawn’s starting quarterback was another future NFL standout, Joe Ferguson of the Buffalo Bills. Bradshaw’s Steelers would defeat Ferguson’s Bills in a 1974 divisional playoff game.
Terry Bradshaw Wife Tammy
Tammy is married to Tameria Alice. The duo met in a show 12 months after she had gotten a divorce from her then-husband David Lutrall.
Tammy has no children but she is the stepmother to Terry’s daughters with Charlotte Hopkins who was Terry’s third wife. The daughters are Rachel and Erin Bradshaw.