Bradshaw joined CBS Sports as an NFL game analyst in 1984 and then became a studio analyst on The NFL Today for four seasons beginning in 1990. During his last two years as an NFL game analyst for CBS, Bradshaw was in an acclaimed partnership with play-by-play announcer Verne Lundquist. Prior to his full-time work for the network, he served as a guest commentator for CBS Sports' NFC postseason broadcasts (1980-82). He also appeared as a contributor on The Super Bowl Today programs for Super Bowls XVI, XXIV and XXVI on CBS.
The first player chosen in the 1970 draft, Bradshaw became one of the most prolific quarterbacks in history, leading the Steelers to four Super Bowl championships, six AFC championship games and eight straight playoff appearances (1972-79). He was at his best in post-season games. Under his direction, Pittsburgh enjoyed Super Bowl championships in 1975 (16-6 over Minnesota), 1976 (21-17 over Dallas), 1979 (35-31 over Dallas) and 1980 (31-19 over the Los Angeles Rams), making him a perfect 4-0 in Super Bowl play. In those four outstanding performances, he completed 49 of 84 attempted passes (nine for touchdowns) for 932 yards (second all-time), with just three interceptions. He still holds the Super Bowl passing records for average gain per attempt in career (11.10 yards) and average gain in a game (14.71 yards in Super Bowl XIV versus Los Angeles, in which he completed 21 passes for 309 yards). Bradshaw, a two-time Super Bowl MVP (Super Bowls XIII and XIV), was a four-time All-Pro. He retired just prior to the 1984 season.
Bradshaw was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1989, his first year of eligibility. He was named NFL Player of the Year by The Associated Press, Sport magazine, and the Maxwell Club of Philadelphia following the 1978 season. In 1979, he shared Sports Illustrated's Man of the Year award with Willie Stargell of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Bradshaw was also inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 1988. Three years ago, he received the Bert Bell Man of the Year Award from the Bakers Club of Philadelphia. In July of 1997, Bradshaw served as the presenter when Mike Webster, his center on the Steelers' four Super Bowl title teams, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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