When Terry Bradshaw was beginning his NFL career, he was widely mocked as supposedly being too unintelligent to be a top flight quarterback, as many uninformed pundits, especially from the North, heard his Louisiana accent and slow way of speaking and assumed that Bradshaw lacked the mental acuity to succeed. As Pro Football Hall of Famer Bradshaw said, "My daddy taught me a long time ago. The only way to shut everybody up is to win." Boy, did Bradshaw win! The 14-year NFL Pittsburgh Steelers star won four Super Bowls in a span of six years, something never done before or since in the NFL. Since then, the intelligent and witty Bradshaw has been a noted football commentator.
Presented is a photo-matched jersey worn by Terry Bradshaw during the 1980-81 and 1981-82 seasons! Photo-matched to the following games: 11/9/80 vs. Buccaneers and 8/15/81 preseason game vs. Eagles. Resolution also stated a possible match to another image, as stated on their LOA. Bradshaw played his entire NFL career with Pittsburgh. He had an amazingly powerful arm. In high school, he set a national record with a javelin throw of 245 feet. His ability to throw the long ball kept defenses on guard and opened up the running game for Franco Harris. In the 1980 season, Pittsburgh went 9-6, but did not make the playoffs. In 1980, Bradshaw threw for 3,339 yards, with 24 TDs and 22 interceptions. In the Nov. 9th game in which the offered jersey was worn, Bradshaw led Pittsburgh to a 24-21 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tampa Stadium. Terry was 11 for 26 as he passed for 100 yards with a TD throw to Lynn Swann and one interception. The presented jersey is one of fewer than five photo-matched Bradshaw jerseys of which we know. The jersey is 100% original. The jersey comes with an LOA from the Steelers signed by Art Rooney Jr., the Pittsburgh Steelers vice-president. Comes with Resolution Photomatching ResMatch LOA.