Who is Terry Bradshaw?
Terry Bradshaw played for the Pittsburgh Steelers throughout his NFL career
He won the Super Bowl four times, in 1974, 1975, 1978 and 1979
Bradshaw was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1989
Former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and all-round NFL icon Terry Bradshaw recently revealed that he was diagnosed with cancer twice over the last year.
Bradshaw revealed that he had been diagnosed with bladder cancer in November last year but has since been given the all clear. This year in March he was diagnosed with a rare form of skin cancer, a Merkel cell tumour, for which he received surgery at M.D Anderson at Houston, Texas.
The 74-year-old has been working as a sports analyst and a co-host of the Fox NFL Sunday show wasn't looking too good last week. He had trouble articulating himself and struggled with pronunciations and stumbling through the highlights of Week 3 of the NFL.
Who is Terry Bradshaw?
Terry Bradshaw was born in September 2 in 1948 is a former NFL quarterback who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and now works as a sports analyst.
Bradshaw grew up in Camanche, Iowa before moving to Louisiana during his teenage years. Even as a high schooler, he was a dominant force, leading the Woodlawn Knights to the AAA state championship game, but losing to the Sulphur Golden Tornadoes.
He attended Louisiana Tech University, where he was quickly identified as serious talent by NFL scouts. While attending Louisiana Tech, he created all the records for passing at the time. During the 1970 NFL Draft, he was hailed as the number one pick.
However, his early career with the Steelers wasn't easy as threw 210 interception passes and was ridiculed by the media for his rural upbringing. But he eventually settled into and played with the Steelers for 14 seasons, winning four Super Bowl titles with the Steelers in 1974, 1975, 1978 and 1979. He retired in 1983 after an elbow surgery.
Immediately after his retirement from the NFL and as soon as he was eligible, Bradshaw was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1989.
Since his retirement from football, Bradshaw has managed to keep himself busy by diversifying his career. This includes time spent as an actor and a recording artist.