| Terry Paxton Bradshaw|
(Professional football player, sports broadcaster,
|Born|| September 2, 1948 |
|Spouse|| Divorced from:|
(1) Melissa Babish (1972-1973)
Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948) is a retired American football quarterback who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers for fourteen seasons in the National Football League. He became the first quarterback to win three and four Super Bowls. Since 1994, he has been one of the original co-hosts of the television series, Fox NFL Sunday. He is also an actor, known particularly for the film, Failure to Launch, and he has appeared in several television series and is a country music singer/songwriter.
In addition to his Super Bowl victories, Bradshaw led the Steelers to eight AFC Central championships. He was known for his particularly powerful arm. He was inducted in 1988, 1989 and 1996, respectively, into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame. He retired from the Steelers in the summer of 1984, after having missed much of the previous season because of elbow surgery.
Bradshaw was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, but spent several of his formative years in Iowa. He played with the Woodlawn High School Knights football team in Shreveport from 1962 to 1965. He graduated in 1970 from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston and played with the Tech Bulldogs in the 1996, 1967, 1968, and 1969 seasons. (Interestingly, in his freshman season he was not the starter: he played behind Phil Robertson, who later became famous as the founder of Duck Commander and patriarch of the Duck Dynasty clan.) In 1984, he was inducted into the Louisiana Tech Hall of Fame. He held nearly all Louisiana Tech passing records during his four seasons there.
A devout Christian, Bradshaw wrote the book Terry Bradshaw: Man of Steel with broadcaster Dave Diles.
Two of Bradshaw's Louisiana Tech players:
- Bob Griffin, Shreveport sportscaster who covered Bradshaw