August 22, 2013 08:00 AM by Lisa Princ
Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty may have made a career out of hunting ducks, but did you know that he was also offered a spot in the NFL? However, Robertson chose to turn it down, and it proved to be the right decision, as Duck Dynasty is now a huge hit on A&E. Read on to find out why Robertson turned down the chance to play football!
Could you actually imagine Phil Robertson anywhere else other than Duck Dynasty? The bearded duck hunter recently revealed that he was given numerous offers to play for the NFL back in his day, but he really did not have interest in pursuing that type of career. Instead, Robertson explained to Access Hollywood: “They said, ‘Why don’t you go in the NFL and play football?’ In the ’60s, the late ’60s, the going price was $60,000. You make the team? 60 grand. I thought, ‘And I miss duck season? And I have large, violent men chasing me trying to stomp me in the dirt?’ It just seemed like a lot of stress and not a lot of money.”
Despite playing in college with the likes of Terry Bradshaw, Robertson is still glad that he chose not to join the NFL, and pursue duck hunting instead. “I ran into my old buddy Bradshaw, for the first time since the locker room back at Louisiana Tech. I ran into him at the LA airport. I said, ‘Bradshaw, you’ve done well, my man.’ And then he started telling me about how many injuries he received,” Phil went on to add.
Luckily for Robertson, his decision paid off well!
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