Terry Bradshaw is a former American professional player who was a quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Before retiring, he had helped his team to four Superbowl championships (1975, 1976, 1979, and 1980). Since 1994, Terry has been a television sports analyst and co-host of Fox NFL Sunday. Terry is also an actor and singer and he is notable for his role in the movie called “Failure to Launch”.
Terry Bradshaw’s Biography
Bradshaw was born Terry Paxton Bradshaw on 2 September 1948 in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. His parents are William Marvin “Bill” Bradshaw (father) and Novis (mother). Terry completed Woodlawn High School and completed college at Louisiana Tech. He was very exceptional in sports during his high school days and won several trophies with his school team.
Terry Bradshaw’s career began after he led his team to the state championship and made a national record in javelin throw, after which he entered Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, on full scholarship and dedicated most of his time focusing on football.
In 1976, Terry had to miss four games because of neck and wrist injuries. However, he still returned and helped defeat Baltimore Colts. He also helped his team defeat Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Rams in 1978 and 1979 respectively. Terry also holds the Super Bowl passing record for average gain in a game (14.71 yards in Super Bowl XIV vs. Los Angeles, in which he completed 21 passes for 309 yards).
After retiring, Terry joined CBS Sports as an NFL game analyst in 1984 and became a studio analyst on “The NFL Today” for four seasons beginning in 1990. He also started a new career in television in 2004 with the Radio Shack advertisement, followed by NutriSystem in 2012. He has played roles in films like Everybody Loves Raymond, Married… with Children, Malcolm in the Middle, the League, Hooper (1978), Smokey and the Bandit II (1980), The Cannonball Run (1981), The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (1994), and Failure to Launch (2006).
Terry started hosting shows for United States Media Television dubbed ‘Today in America with Terry Bradshaw’ in 2010. When it comes to music, Terry released six country, gospel, and Christmas music albums during his football career, though only his country single I’m So Lonesome I Could Try (1976) managed to reach Billboard’s Top 20 chart.
Terry Bradshaw’s Achievements
- Awarded the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player in 1978 and 1979
- In 1979, he was honoured with the Sportsman of the Year, for his exemplary performance, shared with Willie Stargell, a player from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
- In 1983, he retired as the first four-time Super Bowl Champion, an achievement which was later replicated only by Joe Montana.
- He was included in the Pro Football Hall of Fame of the National Football League (NFL) in 1989.
Terry Bradshaw’s Wife
Bradshaw is currently married to Tammy in 2014. Before then, Terry was married to Miss Teenage America, Melissa Babish in 1972, but unfortunately, the two divorced in 1974. Two years later, he remarried again and this time to Jojo Starbuck, an international ice skater but it also ended in 1983. Terry entered his third marriage. He married Attorney Charla Hopkins in 1983 and as usual divorced in 1999.
Terry Bradshaw’s Children
Bradshaw’s marriage with his third wife Charla Hopkins resulted in two children; Rachel and Erin.
Terry Bradshaw’s Net Worth
Bradshaw has an estimated net worth of $5 million. His work as a Sports analyst gives him money despite quitting football.