Terry Bradshaw Net Worth and Career Graph During and Post NFL

Terry Bradshaw Net Worth and Career Graph During and Post NFL

Terry Bradshaw is an ex-professional footballer from America. He had a long and flourishing career with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL (National Football League), where he was a quarterback. After retiring from football, Terry embarked on a broadcasting and business career journey. No doubt, he made a fortune with his diverse career ventures. As of 2023, Terry Bradshaw net worth is $45 million.

If you are looking for details regarding his career, early life, personal life, and more, we have some news for you.

Here you will find everything you have ever wanted to know about your favorite footballer, Terry Bradshaw.

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Terry Bradshaw bio

Terry Paxton Bradshaw is a former footballer who played as a quarterback in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

He was counted amongst the footballers with the most powerful arms in the National Football League. Throughout the 70s, he led his team to success. He furnished a successful NFL career through his leadership and football skills.

Terry had four Super Bowls to his credit, and became the first-ever quarterback to acquire 3 and 4 Super Bowls. He also led his team to the AFC Central championships eight times.

In 1989, Terry made it to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and in 1996 to the College Football Hall of Fame.

After having a satisfying stint on the football ground, he retired from football but kept working in other arenas.

In 1994, he jumped into another ground (media and entertainment) and became a television sports analyst. He co-hosted Fox NFL Sunday.

He is also an actor starring in several movies and television shows. Terry is also a recording artist and has released many country albums.

NameTerry Bradshaw (aka Terry Paxton Bradshaw)
ProfessionFootball Player
Age75 Years
Height6 Feet 3 Inches (1.91 m or 191 cm)
BirthplaceShreveport, Louisiana, U.S.
EducationWoodlawn, Shreveport, Louisiana
Louisiana Tech (1966 to 1969)
DOB2 September 1948
Zodiac SignVirgo
Years Active1970- 1984 (NFL)
1984-present (other ventures)
SpouseTammy Bradshaw (m. 2014)
Charla Hopkins (m. 1983-1999)
Jojo Starbuck (m. 1976-1983)
Melissa Babish (m. 1972-1973)
ParentsWilliam Marvin “Bill” Bradshaw and Novis Bradshaw

Early life and education

Terry was born Terry Paxton Bradshaw on September  2, 1948 in Shreveport, Louisiana, to William Marvin “Bill” Bradshaw and Novis Bradshaw.

William was a U.S. Navy veteran, a Southern Baptist layman, and the ex-vice president of Riley Beaird Company, Shreveport. He died in 2014. Terry has two brothers, Gary and Craig. He was the second of the three sons of the couple.

Terry spent his early childhood in Camanche, Iowa, but the family moved to Shreveport. He went to the Woodlawn High School, where he played under A.L. Williams, the assistant coach.

In 1965, he led his team Knights to the AA state championship.


College Football

After completing high school, Terry went to Louisiana Tech University, Ruston. He was already popular in his college for his football skills.

He broke all the past records at his college. Terry was touted as the nation’s best college football player.

  • Initially, he played behind Phill “Roxie” Robertson
  • In 1968, as a junior, Terry gathered 2,890 yards and grabbed the number one spot in the NCAA
  • He contributed to a phenomenal 9-2 record and defeated Akron by 33-13 in the Rice Bowl
  • He amassed 2,314 yards in the senior season and ranked third in the NCAA
  • Again, Terry led his team to an excellent 8-2 record
  • He bagged the Golden Plate Awards of the American Academy of Achievement in 1970
  • His name was included in the inaugural class of the Louisiana Tech Sports Hall of Fame in 1984
  • He was included in the State of Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 1988

NFL Career


Pittsburgh Steelers selected Terry in the 1970 NFL Draft

In the second season, he became a starter and the media humiliated him for throwing many interceptions

He led his team to 4 Super Bowl titles and 8 AFC championships

His strong arm was the biggest strength of his team. His deep passes always took a toll on the defense of the opposing teams.


He got his name registered in NFL history in 1972 after throwing the “Immaculate Reception” pass to Franco Harris. His team won the AFC Divisional playoffs against the Raiders.


He again led his team to victory against the Oakland Raiders in the 1974 AFC Championship Game with his fourth-quarter touchdown pass.

He helped his team register their first Super Bowl win (Super Bowl IX) against the Minnesota Vikings.

Steelers again registered a win against the Dallas Cowboys by 21-17 in Super Bowl X. Courtesy- Terry Bradshaw’s 64-yard touchdown pass to Swann. NFL Films selected it as the “Greatest Throw of All Time”.


In 1976, Terry missed four games due to wrist and neck injuries.

He completed 14 out of 18 passes and three touchdowns in the game against the Baltimore Colts. His team won the game at 40-14.


1978 was Terry Bradshaw’s best season. The Associated Press named him the NFL’s Most Valuable Player. He also became All-AFC and All-Pro and won the Super Bowl MVP Award.


Again, in 1979 Terry won the Super Bowl MVP award in Super Bowl XIV.

He completed 28 passes out of 39 for 325 yards, along with two interceptions and two touchdowns against the San Diego Chargers despite having an elbow injury. His team lost the game.


In the 1983 NFL season, Terry could not play the first fourteen games due to his elbow surgery.

His last NFL game was against the New York Jets on 10 December 1983. He was throwing a pass to Calvin Sweeney when he felt something in his elbow. He left the game.

Terry finished his phenomenal football career with two touchdowns in his final NFL game.


Terry Bradshaw retired from football on 24 July 1984.

Broadcasting career

  • After retiring from football, Terry joined forces with CBS and became an NFL game analyst.
  • In 1990, he became The NFL Today’s television studio analyst.
  • In 1994, Terry joined NFL Fox Sunday.
  • In 2001 and 2002, he hosted two Digi-Bowl specials on Fox Kids.
  • He has bagged three Sports Emmy Awards.

Film and television career

After bidding goodbye to football, Terry became a film and television star. He has appeared in several films and television shows, mostly as himself.

He has played himself in television shows like-

  • Everybody Loves Raymond
  • Brotherly Love
  • The Larry Sanders Show
  • Modern Family
  • The League
  • Married… with Children
  • Home Team with Terry Bradshaw (host)
  • Better Late Than Never (reality show)
  • The Bradshaw Brunch (reality show)
  • The Masked Singer (reality show)

Apart from these, he made an appearance on Malcolm in the Middle as a women’s hockey team coach.

His movie appearances include-

  • Hooper
  • The Cannonball Run
  • Smokey and the Bandit II
  • The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.
  • Failure to Launch
  • Father Figures

Business ventures

  • Terry worked as a used-car salesman during the football off-season to earn additional income.
  • He also sold peanut butter with his image and name on the bottle.
  • Bradshaw has recorded six country albums.
  • In 2001, he formed FitzBradshaw Racing.
  • Terry has authored five books. He is the author of the book- Terry Bradshaw: Man of Steel.
  • In 2020, he launched Terry Bradshaw Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey with Silver Screen Bottling Company.

Terry Bradshaw net worth

As of 2023, Terry Bradshaw net worth is $45 million. He earned his wealth through 14 years long football career, a broadcasting career as an analyst for Fox, movies and television appearances, and brand endorsements. His business ventures, which he started after retiring from football, also fueled his income.

As per reports, he makes $2 million every year from Fox.

Terry has several endorsement deals under his belt including, Tide, Ford, MicroPort Orthopedics, and Nutrisystem.

As mentioned in an interview, Terry also earned a substantial amount of money by flipping planes. He said he spends $4 to $5 million on a plane, uses it, and then sells it for profit.

Real estate

Terry has a 744-acre ranch situated in Thackerville, Oklahoma. As per reports, he has been trying to sell this ranch for quite some time. He has another ranch on the Texas border.

In 2019, he announced selling a property in Jacksonville. It was listed at $1.6 million.

Recently, he sold his Hawaiian estate for $2.7 million and a Florida mansion. In 2020, he sold a property in Bradenton for a whopping $1.4 million.

Terry Bradshaw wife net worth is $15 million.

Personal life

Apart from his life in the field, his personal life has always been the subject of interest for his fans across the globe.

Terry Bradshaw found love four times. His first love was Miss Teenage America, Melissa Babish. The couple got married in 1972, but only for a year. After his split from Babish in 1973, he married ice skater Jojo Starbuck in 1976. The couple remained married only till 1983.

In the same year, Terry tied the knot with Charla Hopkins. Charla Hopkins is a family attorney. The couple welcomed two daughters in their lives but unfortunately separated in 1999.

Bradshaw later married Tammy on 8 July 2014. The couple dated for 15 years before saying ‘I do’.

Terry Bradshaw daughters

As mentioned, Terry had two daughters with his ex-wife Charla Hopkins. His first daughter, Rachel Bradshaw, graduated from Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee. She was married to Rob Bironas, Tennessee Titans kicker.

His second daughter Erin, is an honors graduate from the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas.

Terry also has a stepdaughter from his fourth marriage to Tammy.

Read further to know Terry Bradshaw daughters net worth.

Racheal Bradshaw$5 Million
Erin Bradshaw$3 Million
Lacey Hester$750,000

Terry’s battle with anxiety

Terry Bradshaw had anxiety attacks while he played NFL. He shared about his battle with clinical depression only after retiring from the NFL. He would feel anxious after every game and also experienced other symptoms like sleeplessness, weight loss, and emotional breakdown. The episodes exacerbated after his third marriage ended.

He decided to talk about it to spread awareness about clinical depression.

Other health issues

The period between 2021 and 2022 took a toll on Terry’s health. He was diagnosed with bladder and neck cancer and took the treatment. His fans only came to know about it in September 2022.

Social media

Terry Bradshaw actively uses social media platforms, such as Instagram and Twitter. He has 93.5k followers on Instagram.

Terry joined Twitter in January 2016 and has 1,827 followers.

Social Media PlatformSocial Media HandleFollowers/ Subscribers

Interesting facts about Terry Bradshaw

  • Terry is a devout Christian
  • Terry Bradshaw supports the Republican Party
  • Terry got his name in Faces in the Crowd, a Sports Illustrated feature for throwing the javelin at 74.68 m (245 feet)
  • Buffalo Bills’ Joe Ferguson was also a Woodlawn quarterback
  • Terry is a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity
  • Terry is the first NFL footballer to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • He was part of Tide detergent’s live ad series, where he appeared on the live show wearing a stained shirt
  • Pittsburgh Steelers have not retired or reissued Terry’s number 12 yet
  • Terry Bradshaw did not attend the funeral of Art Rooney, founder and owner of the Steelers, in 1988 due to his anxiety issues

Final thoughts

On-field or off-field, Terry Bradshaw has always been a hero. He even took the media and entertainment industry by storm after retiring from football.

There can never be a second Terry Bradshaw.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Who is Terry Bradshaw?

Terry Bradshaw is a former footballer and television and movie star.

2, What is Terry Bradshaw age?

Terry Bradshaw is 71 years old.

3. Who is Terry Bradshaw wife?

Tammy Bradshaw is Terry Bradshaw’s wife. The couple got married in 2014.

4. What is net worth of Terry Bradshaw?

As of 2023, Terry Bradshaw net worth is $45 million.

5. How many daughters does Terry Bradshaw have?

Terry Bradshaw has two biological daughters, Rachael and Erin and one step daughter, Lacy Hester.

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