Terry Bradshaw to be honored in Shreveport, Tuesday
Shreveport, LA (KMSS) — Terry Bradshaw, former NFL quarterback and Shreveport, La., football legend, will be honored in his hometown community as part of a special program called “Hometown Hall of Famers™ presented by the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Allstate.”
Bradshaw will be recognized by representatives of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (PFHOF), Allstate Insurance Company and the Shreveport, Louisiana, community during a special ceremony at Woodlawn Leadership Academy. The event will take place Tuesday, November 5.
Bradshaw, a Louisiana Tech University alumnus, was the Pittsburgh Steelers’ first round pick in the 1970 NFL Draft. He led the Steelers to eight AFC Central Division championships and four Super Bowl titles in a six-season span from 1974 to 1979. With his powerful throwing arm and on-field leadership skills, Bradshaw became one of the most dominant quarterbacks in the NFL.
In his 14-season career, he completed 2,025 of 3,901 passes for 27,989 yards and 212 touchdowns. He also rushed for 2,257 yards and 32 touchdowns. A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Bradshaw was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player by the Associated Press and many other news organizations in 1978, the same year he was named All-Pro and All-AFC. Bradshaw is a member of the 1970s All-Decade Team and the Pittsburgh Steelers no longer issue his No. 12 jersey. Bradshaw was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1989.
Lee Hedges, Bradshaw’s high school football coach, will present him with the historic plaque which will remain on permanent display at Woodlawn Leadership Academy.
WHERE: Woodlawn Leadership Academy
7340 Wyngate Blvd.
Shreveport, LA 71106
WHEN: November 5, 2013
12:30 p.m. CT.