Louisiana Tech Honors Phil Robertson (and Terry Bradshaw)

Louisiana Tech held a halftime ceremony on Thurs., Sept. 5, to honor two of the best-known quarterbacks in school history: Phil Robertson, of Duck Commander fame, and some guy named Terry Bradshaw.

Louisiana Tech held a halftime ceremony on Thurs., Sept. 5, to honor two of the best-known quarterbacks in school history: Phil Robertson, of Duck Commander fame, and some guy named Terry Bradshaw.

The story of their time together at Tech is the stuff of legend. When Bradshaw enrolled in the late '60s, he was the second-string quarterback behind the bearded Robertson. (Okay, so he didn't actually have a beard back then.) However, Robertson decided not to come back for his senior year.

"I loved the game and throwing touchdown passes was fun, but at that time, in other words 44 years ago all the way to now, what gave me more of an adrenaline rush, my man, was big bunches of mallard ducks raining down through the trees," Robertson told ESPN. "It just did it for me and that is pretty much why the ducks took precedence over football. It’s just that simple"

As the story goes, a shocked Bradshaw asked Robertson what he planned to do instead of playing football.

"I'm going for the ducks, you can go for the bucks," Robertson is said to have replied.

Robertson, of course, made a few bucks himself as the founder of Duck Commander, a multimillion-dollar business now featured on A&E's wildly popular Duck Dynasty program.

Bradshaw, meanwhile, won four Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers and is considered one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history.

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