NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback to Speak at GMAC Bowl Mayor’s Luncheon

MOBILE, AL- Pro Football Hall of Fame Quarterback, Terry Bradshaw, will be in Mobile as the featured guest speaker for the GMAC Financial Services Mayor’s Luncheon on Tuesday, December 20th, 2005 at the Mobile Convention Center beginning at 12:00 noon. The Luncheon is one of several events that take place during the week leading up to the GMAC BOWL. Previous speakers have included, Lee Corso, Mike Ditka, Jeff Gordon, Pete Rose, and Steve Spurrier.

Tickets for the luncheon are $30 per seat with a maximum of 10 per table. The tickets can be purchased at the GMAC Bowl office at 1000 Hillcrest Road, or by calling 251-635-0011.

A native of Shreveport, LA Terry Bradshaw graduated from Woodlawn High School and then played for Louisiana Tech. At Louisiana Tech Bradshaw still holds the single-season passing and total offense records. He was a first team Associated Press All-American (1970) and was later inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 1988.

The first player chosen in the 1970 draft, Bradshaw became one of the most prolific quarterbacks in NFL 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.

Before retiring prior to the 1984 season, Bradshaw was already a two-time Super Bowl MVP (Super Bowls XIII and XIV) and a four-time All-Pro. In his first year of eligibility (1989) Bradshaw was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and in 2001 was presented with the NFL Alumni’s Career Achievement Award.

Bradshaw is currently a co-host and analyst on FOX NFL Sunday, America’s most-watched and four-time Emmy Award-winning NFL pre-game show. Bradshaw’s work on FOX NFL Sunday earned him Sports Emmy Awards in the Outstanding Sports Personality/Analyst category in 1999 and 2001. In addition to his broadcasting career Bradshaw has appeared in several feature films, launched a successful singing career, and has written five books.

Bradshaw was named 1999’s Man of the Year by the Big Sisters of America, 2000’s Father of the Year by the National Father’s Day Council, and two years ago he became the NFL’s first player to receive a Star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. He has also become involved in NASCAR and is currently Co-owner of Fitz/Bradshaw Racing, which currently fields three BUSCH race teams.