by Scott Aberdeen | Top Right Sports
Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson recently sat down with Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw for a look back at the last 40-plus years of their lives. Both men were quarterbacks at Louisiana Tech in the late 60s.
Bradshaw, who was Robertson’s backup in 1965-1967, credits Robertson for his success. Because Robertson left college to hunt ducks full-time, Bradshaw was moved to the starting quarterback position in 1968 and 1969:
“Now I wouldn’t have won a bunch of these [Super Bowl trophies] if he hadn’t left football to hunt these [pictures of ducks].”
Indeed, Bradshaw went on to win the Super Bowl four times with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1974, 1975, 1978, and 1979.
Apparently, the duo’s reunion at their alma matter wasn’t the only special part of the interview. Not only was it the first time the two have been together since their college days, but it marked Robertson’s first trip back to LT’s campus since ’67:
“This is my first return trip to Louisiana Tech, literally, since I saw you in the locker room, saying, ‘Go be an NFL star, I’m going out with the ducks.’”
Both men went on to have extremely successful careers. Robertson started his duck call business, Duck Commander, in the 70s, and now stars on the highly-popular Duck Dynasty reality series. Bradshaw is an NFL Hall of Fame quarterback and a regular NFL analyst for Fox Sports.