Bradshaw at The Pentagon, 2004
|Date of birth:||September 2, 1948|
|Place of birth:||Shreveport, Louisiana|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||218 lb (99 kg)|
|High school:||Shreveport (LA) Woodlawn|
|NFL Draft:||1970 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1|
|Pittsburgh Steelers (1970–1983)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|4× Super Bowl champion (IX, X, XIII, XIV) 2× Super Bowl MVP (XIII, XIV) 3× Pro Bowl (1975, 1978, 1979) First-team All-Pro (1978) NFL Most Valuable Player (1978) Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year (1979) 2× NFL passing touchdowns leader (1978, 1982) NFL 1970s All-Decade Team Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team Louisiana Tech Athletic Hall of Fame|
|Career NFL statistics|
After three failed marriages, I know what it's like to be replaced. So that's kind of how Joey Harrington must feel today... A former No. 1 choice looks to me like he's going to be a bust in Detroit.
The fear for a network is the viewer gets tired of you. Not that you lost any credibility, but they get tired of you.
You find out in life that people really like you funny. So what do you give 'em? Humor. And then if you show them the other side, they don't like you as much. I find, too, that I can hide behind the idiot's mask being funny, and you never see the sorrow or the pain.
When I played for the Steelers and I got my bell rung, I'd take smelling salts and go right back out there.
You've got to stand up and do your own battles. My daddy taught me that a long time ago, that you fight your own battles. The only way to shut everybody up is to win.
The best thing you can say about any coach is his players play hard for him.
I know this golf tournament has my name on it but it's not about me. It's about the Louisiana Tech family. There is nothing greater than being a part of the Bulldog family.
I'm always happy-go-lucky, and people look at me and find it shocking that I could be depressed.
There's a company that wants to put hair on me! I don't know if it's plugs, I'm sure it is. I laughed and said, 'You gotta be kidding.'
I enjoy my public speaking. That's what I love doing. It's what I'm good at.
I just see too many people retire and say, 'I'm going to take off, travel, spend time with my family' and they are just miserable. They end up dying. People who work and stay active, and like what they are doing, live longer.
When Brian told me he grew up in New Mexico, I told him I thought it is cool that people from other countries play football. He corrected me on my geography and agreed to sit down with me anyway.
I could not bounce back from my divorce - emotionally - I just could not bounce back.