Terry Bradshaw was born September 2, 1948 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He enjoyed a prolific football career. In his senior year in high school, he quarterbacked his Shreveport football team to the state championship game. In college, he was an All American at Louisiana Technical University, and the “Terry Paxton Bradshaw” biography reported the Pittsburgh Steelers made him the first pick in the 1970 draft.
The Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers were a dynasty in the 1970’s.Those teams were a who’s who of professional football. Names like Jack Lambert, “Mean Joe Green, Mel Blount, Rocky Blier and Ernie Holmes dotted the lineup. In the 1972 playoffs, arguably one of the greatest of NFL plays occurred. It’s known simply as the “Immaculate Reception.” Franco Harris caught Bradshaw’s deflected pass, and ran 42 yards for the winning touchdown with seven seconds left against the Raiders. The playoff win sent the Steelers to play the undefeated Miami Dolphins, in the AFC Championship game. The Steelers lost 21-17 and Miami went on to win the Super Bowl, and finish the season undefeated a record that still stands.
Another record still standing, is the Bradshaw led Steelers won four Super Bowl in a period of six years. They won in 1974, 1975, 1978, and 1979. Joe Montana has since won four Super Bowls, but they were over a period of nine years. Bradshaw also led the Steelers to the AFC Championship game eight times. He was the Super Bowl’s Most Valuable player twice, and the NFL’s most valuable player in 1978. In 1989, he was a first ballot inductee into the NFL’s Hall of Fame.
He was a clutch post-season player. He only passed for over 300 yards seven times in his career, but three of them were in the post-season, and two of those three were in a Super Bowl game. He appeared in 19-post season games, and completed 261 passes for 3,833 yards. He played 14 years in a Pittsburgh Steelers’ uniform.
Terry Bradshaw retired in 1983, and in 1984 became a football analyst for CBS Sports. He has a keen sense of humor, and combined with his football knowledge he’s an excellent analyst. In 1990, he moved to the Fox Network as an analyst for Fox NFL Sunday.
Penn State University: Terry Paxton Bradshaw: psu.edu