NFL players come and NFL players go. In the modern game, players change teams all the time. But in his 14-year NFL career, Terry Bradshaw donned just one jersey: the Pittsburgh black and gold. His No. 12 goes down as one of the all-time greats. The Steelers have retired just two numbers, Ernie Stautner's no. 70 and Joe Greene's No. 75, but they've never reissued No. 12 and probably never will. It will forever be Bradshaw's.
It can be yours, too, with this 1976 Terry Bradshaw jersey from Mitchell & Ness.
Bradshaw accomplished nearly everything possible during his 14-year NFL career. It started when the Steelers selected him No. 1 overall in the 1970 NFL draft. In the first four years of his career he struggled at times, but the Steelers continued to improve. By his fifth season, a year during which he was temporarily benched, Bradshaw won the first of four Super Bowl titles. A year after that he was selected to the first of his three Pro Bowl appearances.
After missing Super Bowls XI and XII, the Steelers returned for XIII, and Bradshaw led the way. During the regular season he threw for 28 TDs and nearly 3,000 yards, earning the NFL MVP award. In the Super Bowl he completed 17 passes, including 4 TD passes, en route to 318 yards and his first Super Bowl MVP award. Back again in Super Bowl XIV, Bradshaw again threw for 300+ yard, again taking home MVP honors. In total Bradshaw completed 49 passes in his four Super Bowl appearances, connecting for 9 TDs and amassing a 112.7 Passer Rating -- much higher than his career 70.9 QB Rating.
Following an elbow injury in 1983 that limited him to just one game, Bradshaw announced his retirement. He currently ranks No. 10 all-time in wins by a QB, a spot he will hold until current Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger passes him. Bradshaw also holds, along with Joe Montana and Drew Brees, the record for most consecutive playoff games with at least two TD passes, with seven.
As part of the Steelers' 50th Season celebration in 1982, Bradshaw was named the All-Time Team QB. When the team celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2007, Bradshaw remained in the QB spot. That's no surprise. In 1989, his first year of eligibility, Bradshaw was elected to the NFL Hall of Fame.
This jersey celebrates Bradshaw's 1976 season, perhaps the most trying of his career. He missed four games with neck and wrist injuries, throwing just 10 TD passes. Despite his struggles, he led the Steelers to the AFC Championship game. It is also the year he released the album I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry, which included three singles.
Order yours today direct from the Official Steelers Online Store and make a statement on game day with one of the NFL's all-time greats.
- By Mitchell & Ness
- 100% Polyester and Polyester Mesh
- Tackle Twill Name and Numbers
- NFL Shield Patch at Center Neck
- Machine Washable