Terry Bradshaw is a former American professional football player who played as a quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL).
He was born on September 2, 1948, in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Bradshaw is widely acknowledged as today’s preeminent NFL studio personality, serving in a dual role as co-host and analyst on FOX NFL SUNDAY and THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL.
He has been with FOX NFL SUNDAY since its inception in 1994, and his work on America’s most-watched NFL pregame show for 26 consecutive years earned him three Sports Emmy Awards in the Outstanding Sports Personality/Analyst category in 1999, 2001 and 2008.
Bradshaw led the Pittsburgh Steelers to eight AFC Central championships and an unprecedented four Super Bowl titles in a six-year period from 1974 to 1979.
He is the only quarterback who has won four Super Bowls while calling his own plays.
Bradshaw was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 1989.
How tall is Terry Bradshaw?
Bradshaw’s height is 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 meters).
This is above average height for an American male, who is typically 5 feet 9 inches tall.
Bradshaw’s height was an asset to him as a professional football player.
It allowed him to see over the top of the defensive line and throw passes more accurately.
He was also able to avoid being tackled more easily due to his size.
Bradshaw’s height has also been a factor in his success as a television analyst.
He is able to stand up to other analysts on the set and project his voice clearly.
He also has a commanding presence on the screen, which makes him a popular figure with viewers.
What is Terry Bradshaw’s weight?
Bradshaw’s weight has varied throughout his life and career.
During his playing career as a quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL), Bradshaw was listed at 215 pounds (98 kilograms).
In 2022, he underwent a significant weight gain of 31 pounds (14 kilograms) during quarantine, going from 237 pounds (108 kilograms) to 268 pounds (122 kilograms).
As of 2023, Bradshaw’s weight is reported to be 218 pounds (99 kilograms).
Terry Bradshaw career
Bradshaw was a quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL) and led the team to four Super Bowl championships in 1975, 1976, 1979 and 1980.
He was a highly prized collegiate football recruit and attended Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana, where he broke all of the major school passing records in his four years.
He was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the first overall pick in the 1970 NFL draft.
Bradshaw became the Steelers’ full-time starting quarterback in his second season in Pittsburgh, and in 1972, he led the team to the first of eight consecutive playoff appearances.
Although the team was successful, Bradshaw struggled with his passing accuracy and was demoted to backup quarterback early in the 1974 season.
However, he regained his starting position and played a crucial role in the team’s four Super Bowl victories.
Bradshaw’s on-the-field leadership and powerful throwing arm were instrumental in the Steelers’ championship seasons.
In the 1974 AFC Championship Game against the Oakland Raiders, his fourth-quarter touchdown pass to Lynn Swann proved to be the winning score in a 24-7 victory.
Bradshaw was a four-time All-Pro selection, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, and the recipient of the 1978 Bert Bell Award for Player of the Year.
He was also named the Super Bowl MVP twice, in Super Bowls XIII and XIV.
In 1989, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.
After retiring as a player, Bradshaw became a prominent television sports analyst, joining CBS Sports as an NFL game analyst in 1984 and later serving as a studio analyst on ‘The NFL Today’.
Since 1994, he has been a television sports analyst and co-host of Fox NFL Sunday.
Bradshaw also appeared in several television shows and films, most notably co-starring in the movie ‘Failure to Launch’.
He had some success as a gospel and country music singer, releasing several albums. In 2020, his family became the focus of the reality TV series, The Bradshaw Bunch.