In the 1960’s, Phil Robertson wasn’t out hunting ducks daily or starting his business, rather he was throwing a football on a very iconic football field. As starting quarterback for Louisiana Tech University from 1965-67, Phil was one of the best at what he did, even with his love of ducks and hunting even then, but in the year of 1967 he left, with parting words to a football star that is very well known: Terry Bradshaw.
Terry was starting quarterback with LA Tech from 1968-69 and went on to play fo the Pittsburgh Steelers and win three Pro Bowls and four Super Bowls. He played 14 seasons with the Steelers, and in that time used to rave about a quarterback he once knew at Louisiana Tech who would have been a star. That player was no other than Phil Robertson.
The two haven’t seen each other in 45 years, and were finally reunited. The reunion is full of laughs and memories as they chat about the life paths they have both chosen.
“…Go be an NFL star, I’m going after the ducks.” -Phil Robertson
What you learn about Phil and Terry are gems for both Duck Dynasty fans and football fans. Phil claimed he, “do a lot for a duck” and isn’t sad about his decision to choose the ducks over a football career.
Check out the videos below, one of Phil and Terry chatting and another of them recieving commemorative jerseys at a LA Tech/Tulane game.