Terry Bradshaw is a former NFL quarterback from America. After his retirement, he became a TV sports analyst and even co-hosted many sports shows. Apart from that, he has been a part-time actor and appeared in many TV shows and films. He used to play for Pittsburgh and won four Super Bowls during his time. Terry is among the few players in NFL history to have the most powerful arms. Here are the complete details about career, biography, and net worth of Terry Bradshaw in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Terry Bradshaw was born on 2nd September 1948 in Louisiana. He went to Woodlawn High School, and he set his life goal to play professional football from his childhood. In his high school, he led the Knights to AAA High School Champion game. Due to his strong arms, he created a national record by throwing the javelin up to 245 feet.
Terry attended Louisiana Tech University. By that time, he was already a sensation in the media. He earned the reputation of being the outstanding college football player in the entire nation. By the time he graduated, he had all the passing records to his name and ranked No.1 in the NCAA.
Terry Bradshaw has married four times till date. His first wife was Melissa Babish, and their marriage lasted for a year only. The second wife was JoJo Starbuck, and their marriage lasted for a good 7 years from 1976 to 1983. Then he moved on to Charla Hopkins and had two daughters with her before divorcing in 1999. He got married for the fourth time in 2014 to Tammy. Terry faced a lot of health issues starting from anxiety attack to clinical depression.
Career, Awards, & Nomination
Terry had set his life goal to play professional football at an early age. He got noticed from his high school days. By the time he reached his graduation life, he was a sensation. He was selected in NFL draft in 1970 by Pittsburgh Steelers. Terry started playing for the team from his second season. The start was very slow, and it took him seven years to reach to his full potential. He led Pittsburgh to four Super Blow titles and eight AFC Central championships. His pass to Franco Harris helped to beat the Raiders in one of the AFC matches which went down in the NFL history as one of the most famous plays.
The year 1978 is when he had the best season and named NFL’s Most Valuable Player. Even the following year, he won the same award back to back. He was also named the Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated. His retirement in 1984 came as a surprise due to his elbow issue and relationship issue with the head coach Chuck Noll. Pittsburgh Steelers paid respect to Terry’s Number 12 jersey by not allowing any player to wear it.
After NFL, he became a regular NFL game analyst for CBS. He moved on to The NFL Today Show as a co-host. He was appreciated for analysis the players and teams in greater depth and for his raw criticisms. Terry has written five books and six albums. During his prime time, he was one of the celebrities on the TV commercials. He has appeared in multiple movies after his retirement.
Terry Bradshaw has two Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Awards in 1978 and 1979. He won Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality as Studio Analyst in 2000, 2002 and 2009. He also won All-Pro Award in 1978 and College Football Hall Of Fame in 1996. In 1979, he became the Sports Person of the Year in 1979.
Net Worth & Earnings
How much net worth do you expect from a successful NFL quarterback who won four Super Bowl titles? Well, he has a net worth of $20 million currently, and it is not just his income from Pittsburgh Steelers contract. His fortune is due to his role as a studio analyst for multiple channels. His acting, books, and albums earned him a great deal of money. He also has had multiple business ventures.
Terry Bradshaw has gone down in the NFL history as one of the best quarterbacks. He is truly a multi-talented person who shined equally of the field after his retirement. Even though he is 69 years of age, his personal life has been unstable for most of the part. Hopefully, he has found his right life partner and keep on entertaining us with his acts and being a studio analyst.