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Terry Bradshaw


Terry Paxton Bradshaw

Inducted 1996

Date of Birth



Shreveport, LA


Louisiana Tech University (1966-1969)


Terry Bradshaw lettered four years at Louisiana Tech. The Bulldogs went 4-16 his first two years and 17-4 the last two. In his junior year, 1968, Louisiana Tech went 9-2, including a 33-13 victory over Akron in the Grantland Rice Bowl. Bradshaw had 2987 yards of total offense, which was first in NCAA's college division. He was fourth in the nation in passing with 176 completions. In 1969, Bradshaw's senior year, Louisiana Tech won the conference. He had 2484 yards of total offense, ranking third nationally, and 136 pass completions. In both 1968 and 1969 he was named quarterback on the college division Football Coaches All-America, and was Athlete of the Year in the Gulf States Conference. He played in the Senior Bowl and was its Most Valuable Player. In his final home game, Nov. 22, 1969, he left the field with seven minutes to play. The crowd gave him a standing ovation. He held 25 school and conference records. Louisiana Tech retired his jersey, No. 12; the announcement of this was made by the university president. A press release stated, "There will never be another one like him in this school or this conference." Bradshaw was the first player chosen in the pro draft. He played 14 years with the Pittsburgh Steelers. 1970-1983, and quarterbacked them to Super Bowl wins following the 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979 seasons. He was Super Bowl MVP twice. After his playing days, Bradshaw became a network TV analyst.


Height 6'3

Weight 214

Career Highlights

  • 1969 All Conference
  • 1969 Conference MVP
  • 1969 First Team All-America (College Div.)
  • 1968 All-Conference
  • 1968 Conference MVP
  • 1968 First Team All-America (College Div.)
  • 1968 Led nation in total offense
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