Better Late Than Never
Terry Bradshaw stars as himself on the new NBC alternative series "Better Late Than Never."
Bradshaw is a four-time Super Bowl champion quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, a two-time Super Bowl MVP and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, as well as a multi-Emmy award-winning broadcaster on "Fox NFL Sunday." He is also a popular actor, New York Times best-selling author, gospel/country singer, motivational speaker and the only NFL player with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The first player chosen in the 1970 draft, the 6'3" Bradshaw became one of the most prolific quarterbacks in history. He was the first quarterback to win four Super Bowls (1975, 1976, 1979 and 1980), making him a perfect 4-0 in Super Bowl play - an extraordinary feat that has only been duplicated once, 10 years later, by Joe Montana. In those four performances, he completed 49 of 84 attempted passes (nine for touchdowns) for 932 yards (second all time), with just three interceptions while amazingly calling his own plays, something rarely done when Bradshaw played and unheard of in today's NFL. Bradshaw, a two-time Super Bowl MVP (Super Bowls XIII and XIV), was a four-time All-Pro. He retired prior to the 1984 season.
Bradshaw segued to broadcasting as a guest commentator for CBS Sports' NFC postseason broadcasts (1980-82). He joined CBS Sports as an NFL game analyst in 1984 and then became a studio analyst on "The NFL Today" for four seasons beginning in 1990. As for his dual roles as co-host and analyst on "Fox NFL Sunday," Bradshaw has been a primary force in making the show America's most-watched NFL pregame program. In 2006, the nationally prominent Davie-Brown Index rated Bradshaw the best-known broadcaster in all of sports.
His work on "Fox NFL Sunday" earned him Sports Emmy Awards in the Outstanding Sports Personality/Analyst category in 1999, 2001 and 2009, and he was named TV Guide's favorite sportscaster in 1999.
Along with his broadcasting career, Bradshaw has appeared in several feature films, including Paramount's $100 million hit "Failure to Launch," starring Matthew McConaughey, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Bates, and also lent his unique voice to the $250 million-grossing animated film "Robots." His television credits include guest-starring roles on "Everybody Loves Raymond," "8 Simple Rules," "Malcolm in the Middle," "Evening Shade," "Blossom," "Hardcastle and McCormick," "The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr." and "Married... with Children." Bradshaw also hosted his own talk show, "The Home Team with Terry Bradshaw," the first talk show ever to debut simultaneously on network and syndicated television.
Bradshaw launched a successful singing career by recording four albums, two of which were top-selling gospel records nominated for Dove Awards. His cover of Hank Williams' "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" became a Top 10 country hit. He recorded a children's holiday album, "Terry Bradshaw Sings Christmas Songs for the Whole Family." He has also worked with superstar Willie Nelson on a cut for the NFL country record that paired current and former NFL stars with renowned country artists.
An author of five books, Bradshaw easily brings his signature charm and charisma to the written page. They include his autobiographies "Looking Deep" (1989), "It's Only a Game" (2001), "Keep It Simple" (2002), "No Easy Game" (1973) and "Terry Bradshaw: Man of Steel" (1979). As a widely sought motivational speaker, Bradshaw speaks to Fortune 500 companies and major corporations across the country.
A native of Shreveport, Louisiana, Bradshaw attended Woodlawn High School, the program that also produced former Buffalo Bills quarterback Joe Ferguson. He went on to attend Louisiana Tech, where he still holds the single-season passing and total offense records. He was a first-team Associated Press All-American as a senior in 1970, and later that year received a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education from Louisiana Tech.
Bradshaw has racked up numerous awards and honors during his career, and his work on behalf of those less fortunate has helped raise a tremendous amount of money and awareness while earning the gratitude and respect of countless charitable organizations. He was named NFL Player of the Year by the Associated Press, Sport magazine and the Maxwell Club of Philadelphia following his 1978 season with the Steelers; in 1979, he shared Sports Illustrated's Man of the Year Award with Willie Stargell of the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1993, he won the NFL's Bert Bell Memorial Award for significant contributions made to the league. In 2001, Bradshaw added yet another prestigious distinction with the NFL Alumni's Career Achievement Award. Outside of football, he was named 1999's Man of the Year by the Big Sisters of America and the 2000 Father of the Year by the National Father's Day Council.
Bradshaw spends his time at his home in Oklahoma with his wife, Tammy, and has three daughters: Rachel, Erin and Lacey.