Video:Profile of Terry Bradshawwith Jamal Andress
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Transcript:Profile of Terry Bradshaw
Hi, I'm Jamal Andress for About.com and today we're profiling NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw.
Terry Bradshaw Basics
He is a four-time Super Bowl champion, two-time Super Bowl MVP and was invited to three Pro Bowls
Bradshaw was born in 1948 in Shreveport, Louisiana. where he played football and did track and field at Woodlawn High School. He chose to attend Louisiana Tech University and in his junior year, led the NCAA with almost 2,900 yards. His senior year saw him throw for only 2,300 yards but he still ranked third in the NCAA.
#1 Draft Pick in 1970 NFL Draft
Bradshaw entered the 1970 NFL Draft and was taken as the number one overall pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers -- with whom he'd play his entire 13-year career. Bradshaw became the Steelers starter in 1971 but struggled early on with interceptions -- over his career he'd throw almost as many interceptions as touchdowns.
Terry Bradshaw and The Immaculate Reception
But in 1972, Bradshaw would be involved in one of the most famous passes in NFL history against the Oakland Raiders. Bradshaw threw a pass to John Fuqua but deflected the ball away from Fuqua. Steelers fullback Franco Harris grabbed the ball out of the air and ran it for the winning touchdown. The play would become known as the "Immaculate Reception."
Bradshaw's Super Bowl Success
Bradshaw led the Steelers to Super Bowl IX (9) in 1975 where they beat the Minnesota Vikings. Pittsburgh would return to the Super Bowl the next year and won again, beating the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl X (10).
In 1978, Bradshaw was named MVP after throwing for almost 3,000 yards and 28 touchdowns. The Steelers returned to the Super Bowl and again faced the Cowboys. Bradshaw threw for more than 300 yards and four touchdowns, including a 75-yard touchdown that tied Johnny Unitas for the longest pass in a Super Bowl. The Steelers won Super Bowl XIII (13) 35-31 and Bradshaw was named Super Bowl MVP.
Pittsburgh would repeat in 1979 when they'd return to Super Bowl XIV (14) and beat the Los Angeles Rams 31-19. Bradshaw would again be named Super Bowl MVP.
Legacy and Accomplishments of Terry Bradshaw
Bradshaw retired after injuring his elbow in a 1983 game. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1989 when he was first eligible. When he retired, he held the record for most career yards and touchdowns in Super Bowls. He led the NFL in touchdown passes in 1978 and 1982 and was selected to the NFL's 1970's All-Decade Team.
Bradshaw has been in broadcasting since his retirement. He was with CBS from 1983 to 1994 and has been an anchor and analyst on Fox NFL Sunday since 1994.
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