Terry Bradshaw Biography
Terry Bradshaw (full name – Terry Paxton Bradshaw) is an American actor and former professional football player and TV Personality who is best known for hosting Fox NFL Sunday. He is also known for being a quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers in NFL – the National Football League.
Bradshaw has been a TV sports co-host and analyst of Fox NFL Sunday since the year 1994. He is also a recording artist who has released a bunch of country music albums. He has been part of a number of TV shows and movies. Bradshaw has won 4 Super Bowl titles in a 6-year period, played for 14 seasons with Pittsburgh, and was the 1st quarterback to win three and four Super Bowls. He was responsible for leading the Steelers to eight AFC Central championships. In the year 1989, Bradshaw was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In the year 1996, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Bradshaw is well-known for tough competing and having among the most powerful arms in the history of the National Football League (NFL). In his career, he passed for over 300 yards in a game only 7 times. He also passed for 932 yards and 9 touchdowns in 4 career Super Bowl appearances. Bradshaw finished 261 passes for 3,833 yards in nineteen career postseason games.
On July 24, 1984, he retired from football, and immediately signed a TV contract with CBS. He began serving as an NFL game analyst in the year 1984 when he and Verne Lundquist (play-by-play announcer) had the top-rated shows. Before his full-time work for Bradshaw and Verne, he worked for CBS Sports’ NFC postseason broadcasts as a guest commentator for 2 years (1980-1982). In July 1997, he started working as a presenter.
Bradshaw won the Golden Plate Award from the American Academy of Achievement in the year 1970. He got inducted into the inaugural class of the Louisiana Tech sports hall of fame 14 years later (1984). In the year 1988, Bradshaw was inducted into the state of Louisiana’s sports hall of fame.
Terry Bradshaw Education
Bradshaw graduated from Woodlawn High School and then attended Louisiana Tech University in Ruston where he graduated in the year 1970. During his time in high school, he played football under A. L. Williams (assistant coach). He was also responsible for leading the Knights to the AAA state championship game in the year 1965. During his stint at the university, he was part of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity and was 2nd on the depth chart at quarterback behind Phil “Roxie” Robertson.
Terry Bradshaw Age
Bradshaw is 74 years old as of 2022. He was born on September 2, 1948, in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 2nd of September every year.
Terry Bradshaw Height And Weight
Bradshaw stands at an approximate height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m) and an average weight of 215 pounds (lb) which is 98 Kilograms (kg).
Terry Bradshaw Family
Terry Bradshaw Parents
Bradshaw was born to Novis (mother) and William Marvin “Bill” Bradshaw (late father). His dad was born in the year 1927 in Sparta, Tennessee, and passed away 87 years later (2014). He was a Southern Baptist layman, a US Navy veteran, and a former vice president of manufacturing of the Riley Beaird Company in Shreveport, TN. Bradshaw’s mom is 94 years old as of 2023 having been born in the year 1929. She is among the 5 kids of Clifford and Lula Gay of Red River Parish, Louisiana.
Terry Bradshaw Siblings
Bradshaw grew up alongside his 2 brothers, Craig (younger) and Gary (older).
Terry Bradshaw Wife / Spouse
Bradshaw is married to Tammy Bradshaw (a model and philanthropist). They tied the knot on July 8, 2014. Much information about the couple is currently under review.
Terry Bradshaw Ex-Wives / Divorce
Bradshaw is in his 4th marriage with Tammy Bradshaw. His 1st marriage was with Melissa Babish, a former beauty pageant winner (Miss Teenage America, 1969). They tied the knot in the year 1972 and divorced the following year due to unknown reasons. His 2nd marriage was with JoJo Starbuck, an American figure skater. They tied the knot in the year 1976 and divorced in the year 1983 also due to unknown reasons. His 3rd marriage was with Charlotte Hopkins, a lawyer (family attorney). They tied the knot in the year 1983 and divorced in 1999 due to unknown reasons. Bradshaw often ridicules the subject of his ex-wives on his NFL pregame show.
Terry Bradshaw Daughters / Children
Bradshaw and his 3rd wife Charlotte Hopkins were blessed with 2 daughters, Rachel and Erin. Rachel is an alumnus of Belmont University in Nashville, TN. In the year 2007, she appeared in a reality television series, “Nashville,” about young musicians trying to make it in Nashville, TN. Rachel is also the widow of Rob Bironas, a former Tennessee Titans kicker. Erin is an alumnus of the University of North Texas in Denton, TX. She shows champion Paint and American Quarter Horses.
Terry Bradshaw Net Worth
Bradshaw has an annual estimated net worth of $45 Million.
Terry Bradshaw TV Shows and Films
Bradshaw is well-known for co-starring in the film “Failure to Launch.” He has made appearances in multiple TV commercials such as the series of live ads for Tide detergent along with Curt Menefee (his Fox Sports co-host). He has also appeared in cameo shows as himself, such as Modern Family, Brotherly Love, The Larry Sanders Show, Everybody Loves Raymond, The League, and Married… with Children. Bradshaw has made an appearance in Malcolm in the Middle with Howie Long. He has served as a host of “Home Team with Terry Bradshaw,” a short-lived TV series (1997).
He has appeared in a number of films/movies such as Sally Field, Jan-Michael Vincent, Hooper, and The Cannonball Run. Bradshaw has cameo-appeared in “Jerry Reed” and “Smokey and the Bandit II.” In the year 1994, he guest starred in “The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.” He has also starred in the sitcom “The Jeff Foxworthy Show.” Bradshaw earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 11, 2001, and contested in the 1st season of The Masked Singer as “Deer” on January 16, 2019. He has starred in The Bradshaw Bunch and Last Man Standing.
Terry Bradshaw Health / Cancer
In September 2022, Bradshaw spoke about his treatments for neck cancer and bladder cancer between the years 2021 and 2022. This was after his fans expressed concern during his appearance on Fox NFL Sunday. There are rumors that Bradshaw suffers a heart attack. However, the information is not yet clear in the limelight.
Terry Bradshaw and Chuck Noll
Bradshaw had a complicated relationship with Chuck Noll (late Steelers head coach) during Bradshaw’s playing days. They had an uneasy relationship. Bradshaw once stated that he felt that Chuck was too hard on him and never liked him. However, Bradshaw and Chuck made peace ‘publicly’ before Chuck passed away in the year 2014.