64 Facts About Terry Bradshaw


Terry Paxton Bradshaw was born on September 2,1948 and is an American former professional football player who was a quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League.


Terry Bradshaw played for 14 seasons with Pittsburgh, won four Super Bowl titles in a six-year period, becoming the first quarterback to win three and four Super Bowls, and led the Steelers to eight AFC Central championships.


Terry Bradshaw was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1989, his first year of eligibility.


Terry Bradshaw was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1996.


Terry Bradshaw is known as a tough competitor and for having one of the most powerful arms in NFL history.


Terry Bradshaw's father, William Marvin "Bill" Bradshaw, a native of Sparta, Tennessee, was a veteran of the United States Navy, a former vice president of manufacturing of the Riley Beaird Company in Shreveport, and a Southern Baptist layman.


Terry Bradshaw has an older brother, Gary, and a younger brother, Craig.


When he was a teenager, Terry Bradshaw returned with his family to Shreveport.


Terry Bradshaw's Steelers defeated Ferguson's Bills in a 1974 divisional playoff game.


Terry Bradshaw has much affinity for his alma mater, and is a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.


When he arrived at Tech in 1966, Terry Bradshaw caused a media frenzy because of his reputation as a football sensation from nearby Shreveport.


Robertson was a year ahead of Terry Bradshaw, and was the starter for two seasons in 1966 and 1967, and chose not to play in 1968.


In 1969, Terry Bradshaw was considered by most professional scouts to be the most outstanding college football player in the nation.


Terry Bradshaw graduated owning virtually all Louisiana Tech passing records at the time.


In 1970, Terry Bradshaw received the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement.


Terry Bradshaw was hailed at the time as the consensus number-one pick.


Terry Bradshaw took several seasons to adjust to the NFL, but he eventually led the Steelers to eight AFC Central championships and four Super Bowl titles.


Terry Bradshaw temporarily lost the starting job to Joe Gilliam in 1974, but he took over again during the regular season.


Terry Bradshaw had his finest season in 1978 when he was named the NFL's Most Valuable Player by the Associated Press after a season in which he completed 207 of 368 passes for 2,915 yards and a league-leading 28 touchdown passes.


Terry Bradshaw was named All-Pro and All-AFC that year, despite throwing 20 interceptions.


Terry Bradshaw won his second straight Super Bowl MVP award in 1979 in Super Bowl XIV.


Terry Bradshaw shared Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year award that season with fellow Pittsburgh star Willie Stargell, whose Pirates won the 1979 World Series.


Terry Bradshaw still managed to tie for the most touchdown passes in the league with 17.


Terry Bradshaw's retirement came as a surprise to some, and in hindsight unplanned on the Steelers' part.


Terry Bradshaw was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1989.


In July 1997, Terry Bradshaw served as the presenter when Mike Webster, his center on the Steelers' Super Bowl XIII and XIV title teams, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


In 2006, despite the Steelers being one of the teams playing in the game, Terry Bradshaw did not attend a pregame celebration for past Super Bowl MVPs during Super Bowl XL in Detroit, Michigan.


On November 5,2007, during a nationally televised Monday Night Football game, Terry Bradshaw joined former teammates including Franco Harris and Joe Greene to accept their position on the Steelers' 75th Anniversary All-Time Team.


Terry Bradshaw retired from football on July 24,1984, and quickly signed a television 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.


Terry Bradshaw was promoted into television studio analyst for The NFL Today in 1990.


In 1994, with the Fox network establishing its sports division with their purchase of NFL TV rights, Terry Bradshaw joined Fox NFL Sunday, where he normally acts as a comic foil to his co-hosts.


Terry Bradshaw appeared on the first broadcast of NASCAR on FOX, where he took a ride with Dale Earnhardt at Daytona International Speedway the night before Earnhardt was killed in a last-lap crash in the Daytona 500.


Terry Bradshaw waved the green flag at the start of the ill-fated race.


Terry Bradshaw has the reputation of being the "ol' redneck", but in co-host and former NFL coach Jimmy Johnson's words, the act is a "schtick".


Terry Bradshaw has garnered the reputation for criticizing players and teams.


Terry Bradshaw's cover of "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" hit the top 20 on Billboard's country chart in 1976; two other tunes made the country charts.


In 2001, Terry Bradshaw entered the world of NASCAR by joining with HighLine Performance Group racing team to form FitzTerry Bradshaw Racing.


Terry Bradshaw is the spokesman for Jani-King international, Inc Bradshaw ended his ownership in 2006.


Erin Terry Bradshaw shows champion Paint and American Quarter Horses and is an honors graduate of the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.


Rachel Terry Bradshaw is a graduate of Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, and appeared in Nashville, a reality television series about young musicians trying to make it in Nashville, and is the widow of former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas.


The first three of Terry Bradshaw's marriages have all ended in divorce, a subject he jokes about frequently on his NFL pregame show.


Terry Bradshaw was married for the fourth time, on July 8,2014, to Tammy, his girlfriend of 15 years.


Terry Bradshaw chose to speak out about his depression to overcome the stigma associated with it and to urge others to seek help.


When team founder and owner Art Rooney died in 1988, Terry Bradshaw did not attend his funeral.


Still, Terry Bradshaw never returned to Three Rivers Stadium for a Steelers game.


Terry Bradshaw expressed regret that he could not be there, but later said privately that he did not feel he could face the crowds.


In October 2002, Terry Bradshaw returned to the Steelers sideline for the first time in 20 years for a Monday night game between the Steelers and the Indianapolis Colts.


In 2003, when the Steelers played the 1,000th game in franchise history, Fox covered the game at Heinz Field, and Terry Bradshaw returned to cover the game.


Politically, Terry Bradshaw is a long-time supporter of the Republican Party.


Terry Bradshaw has made statements critical of former President of the United States Donald Trump.


In September 2022, after viewers expressed concern during his appearance on Fox NFL Sunday, Terry Bradshaw revealed he had been treated for bladder cancer and neck cancer between 2021 and 2022.


Noll and Terry Bradshaw had an uneasy relationship during his playing days, with Terry Bradshaw stating that he felt that Noll was too hard on him and never liked him, though the two made peace before Noll's death in 2014.


Terry Bradshaw stated that Noll belittled him constantly and wanted positive reinforcement instead of "being grabbed at".


Terry Bradshaw has had cameo appearances in many shows as himself, including Brotherly Love, Everybody Loves Raymond, Married.


Terry Bradshaw appeared on Malcolm in the Middle with Howie Long as the trashy coach of a women's ice hockey team.


Terry Bradshaw hosted a short-lived television series in 1997 called Home Team with Terry Bradshaw.


Terry Bradshaw made a guest appearance in The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.


Terry Bradshaw appeared on Jeff Foxworthy's short-lived sitcom, The Jeff Foxworthy Show as a motivational speaker for people needing to change their lives.


On October 11,2001, Terry Bradshaw received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the first NFL player to do so.


In 2006, Terry Bradshaw returned to the silver screen in the motion picture Failure to Launch.


Terry Bradshaw is a devout Christian and wrote the book Terry Bradshaw: Man of Steel with broadcaster Dave Diles.


Since 2010, Terry Bradshaw has been hosting television shows produced by United States Media Television.


In 2016 and 2018, Terry Bradshaw had a leading role in the NBC reality-travel series Better Late Than Never, where he travels around the world with William Shatner, Henry Winkler, George Foreman, and Jeff Dye.


On January 16,2019, Terry Bradshaw competed in season one of The Masked Singer as "Deer".