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It’s Terry Bradshaw Day for the Rocky Mountain Showdown

#50 multi-sport athlete.

Four trips to the Super Bowl, four rings. That's Terry Bradshaw's lasting legacy as an athlete.

Apparently Bradshaw had a thing for major accomplishments in fours. Back when he was a high school senior at Woodlawn High School in Shreveport, La., football might have been his second-best sport. He certainly was a good football player, leading Woodlawn to Louisiana's 1965 state championship game.

But what he did the following spring was something else.

Bradshaw broke the national high school record in the javelin. And then he did it again ... and again ... and again. By the time Bradshaw got done resetting the national record, he had thrown the spear 243 feet, 7 inches. Before Bradshaw began breaking the record, it was sitting at 232-11.

The impressive record lasted five years. Russ Francis of Pleasant Hill (Ore.) High School knocked it out of the park in 1971 with a throw of 259-9, a mark that stood for 17 years. Francis checked in at #57 on this year's Countdown.

On deck: Of the 100 athletes in the Countdown, he was born first.

[Post edited by BuffsIn2019 at 07/11/2019 12:38AM]

Posted: 07/11/2019 at 12:36AM


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It’s Terry Bradshaw Day for the Rocky Mountain Showdown -- BuffsIn2019 07/11/2019 12:36AM
  I remember watching an interview he did 20+ years ago -- SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP 07/11/2019 3:27PM
  Dang, now that's what I call High & Tight! ** -- csupkp 07/11/2019 2:50PM
  Liked this one. Had no idea. ** -- ram-o-litous 07/11/2019 12:42PM
  Good stuff, thank you ** -- CommandZ 07/11/2019 12:22PM
  The list bores me until we get top 10 -- RamFan99 07/11/2019 01:36AM
  As Previously Discussed, The Splendid Splinter Is #1.. -- A Very Stable Genius At Work 07/11/2019 08:02AM
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  What is this some kind of sick joke? ** -- A Very Stable Genius At Work 07/11/2019 09:54AM
  Curt Gowdy, man. He's in like 25 hall of fames. ** -- CSURamFan 07/11/2019 2:01PM

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