Terry Bradshaw Net Worth, Background, Career Highlights, Media Appearances, Movies and Wives

Published Date   14th Jul. 2017, 04:05 am
Terry Bradshaw Net Worth, Background, Career Highlights, Media Appearances, Movies and Wives
Quick Info
Birth Name: Terry Paxton Bradshaw
Date of Birth: 02/09/1948
Age: 75 years old
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $15 million

Former American football quarterback and TV host, Terry Bradshaw net worth hiked up as he turned out to be a tough competitor winning 4 Super Bowls in 6 years.


Terry Bradshaw played in National Football League (NFL) with Pittsburgh Steele before he retired as a football player. He later turned into a TV analyst and co-hosted Fox NFL Sunday. Similarly, he has also appeared in movie Failure to Launch. Winning a number of awards and titles like Super Bowl for 4 times, he is known to have powerful arms. Terry Bradshaw net worth rose higher as he led Steele to eight ACF Central Championships.

 Birth and Background

Terry Bradshaw was born on September 2, 1948 in Shreveport, Lousiana as the second child out of three sons. His parents are Novis and William Marvin Bradshaw. He grew up with is older brother Gary and youngest brother Craig. Bradshaw is an American belonging to white ethnicity.

While growing up in Iowa, Bradshaw started dreaming of becoming a professional football player. He returned to Shreveport and attended Woodlawn High School. He played in the high school leading the Knights to 1965 AAA High School Championship. For this contribution, he made a national record for throwing the javelin 245 feet. As a result, he earned a spot in Sports Illustrated feature Faces In the Crowd.

College Career Highlights

Terry Bradshaw net worth increased as he became the active member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity and Fellowship of Christian Athletes during his college days. He attended Louisiana Tech University in Ruston where he spoke in front of athletic banquets and gatherings.

In addition, he became the outstanding college football player in the nation in 1969 gathering 2890 total yards as a junior. Therefore, he became the number 1 in NCAA. He passed Louisiana Tech records. For this, he was inducted inaugural class of the Louisiana Tech sports hall of fame in 1984. Similarly, he was inducted into the state of Louisiana’s sports hall of fame in 1988.

Professional Career Highlights

Pittsburgh Steelers selected Bradshaw in 1970 NFL Draft. During his first few seasons, media ridiculed him saying he lacked intelligence. However, after several seasons, Terry Bradshaw net worth rose as his strong throws led Steelers to eight AFC Central Championships and four Super Bowl Titles. Until now, his strong arm throw of “Immaculate Reception” pass to Harris in 1972 AFC Divisional playoff is famous in NFL history.

In 1974 AFC Championship, Bradshaw’s fourth quarter touchdown pass set winning move against Oakland Raiders. Steelers won their first Super Bowl defeating Minnesota Vikings as Bradshaw completed 9 out of 14 passes. Another NFL history making came up in 1975 as Bradshaw made 64-yard touchdown pass to Swann.

The following year, Bradshaw missed four games due to neck and wrist injury; however, he returned to have his finest season in 1978. During this year, Associated Press named him NFL’s Most Valuable Player for completing 207 of 368 passes for 2975 yards. Moreover, he also earned All-Pro and All-AFC titles that year.  These awards not only raised Terry Bradshaw net worth but also left his haters with an unspoken reply.

Further, Bradshaw won Super Bowl MVP for the second time in 1979 Super Bowl XIV as he passed 309 yards to win over Los Angeles Rams. He also received the Sportsman of the Year award that season.

Unfortunately, Bradshaw endured elbow injury and missed two seasons. He still continued to pay afterwards still managing a tie for most touchdown passes in the 1982 NFL season. Later, he underwent an elbow surgery. He played with Steelers against the New York Jets on December 10, 1983 during which he felt a pop in his elbow. Since then, he left the football and never played back again.

Broadcaster and Media Appearances

Bradshaw appeared as presented in July 1997 when Mike Webster was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. After retiring from football in 1984, Bradshaw signed contract with CBS and turned into NFL game analyst immediately. He served as guest commentator for CBS Sports’ NFC postseason broadcast for 2 years.

Later, he got promotion and became studio analyst for The NFL Toda in 1990 and Fox NFL Sunday. The former expert player also hosted Digi-Bowl on Fox Kids in 2001-02. Similarly, he appeared on first broadcast of NASCAR on Fox. He has received many criticisms and is known for criticizing players and teams.

In addition to appearing as broadcaster, Terry Bradshaw net worth and recognition increased as he appeared in a number of films and commercials. He is well-known for appearing in movie Failure to Launch, Hooper, The Cannonball Run and The Adventures of Brisco. Similarly, some of the TV shows in which he appeared are Brotherly Loe, Everybody Loves Raymond, The League and Malcolm in the Middle.

Wives and Children

Bradshaw has married total of four times. His first wife is Melissa BabishMiss Teen America. Babish and Bradshaw married in 1969. After separating with Babish, Bradshaw married ice skater JoJo Starbuck in 1972 only for a year. Then, he married attorney Charla Hopkins from 1983 to 1999. Hopkins and Bradshaw has two daughters: Rachel and Erin. After he ended up divorcing all three wives, he married his girlfriend Tammy on July 8, 2014. Tammy had been his girlfriend for 15 years.

Terry Bradshaw net worth

Known best for strong arms, Terry Bradshaw net worth rose high up with his excellent performances. After winning a number of awards and playing for 14 years in NFL, he has accumulated the net worth of $15 million. One of the greatest quarterback in NFL history, Terry Bradshaw has made some remarkable contributions in the League.

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