“As a player, it says everything about you if you made the Hall of Fame. But, then again, there is something about winning the Super Bowl.”
Former NFL Quarterback Terry Bradshaw
Terry Bradshaw played in the National Football League for 14 seasons and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1989, his first year of eligibility.
Bradshaw attended Louisiana Tech and was the first pick in the 1970 NFL Draft.
Bradshaw spent his entire career with the Pittsburgh Steelers and led them to eight AFC Central Divisional titles and four Super Bowl victories in a six year period(1974-79).
Bradshaw made the Pro Bowl on three occasions and was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 1978.
Bradshaw was a two-time Super Bowl MVP and in 1979 he and Pittsburgh Pirates’ first baseman Willie Stargell shared the Sports Illustrated “Sportsman of the Year” Award.
I tip my cap to Terry Bradshaw for all that he accomplished during his playing days and everything that he has and continues to accomplish during his post- playing days.
In Bradshaw’s first few years in the NFL, Bradshaw threw a lot of interceptions and was criticized by many people for a “perceived lack of intelligence.”
Bradshaw was a great competitor and he and the Steelers ultimately persevered.
A few years ago, Bradshaw went public stating that he has battled depression for many years.
Bradshaw has an outgoing personality and can be quite opinionated.
Those traits have served him well during his post-playing days.
He is a media star for his work on Fox’s NFL pre-game shows.
He has done many commercials and has had several acting roles over the years.
In October of 2011, Bradshaw became the first NFL player to have a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
I may not agree with everything Bradshaw says however he has overcome obstacles and has achieved a great deal.
The “never quit” attitude that great competitors have means everything in sports and in business.