Valdosta Daily Times

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October 7, 2013

Welcome, Terry Bradshaw

-- — It takes courage and faith to start a football program in an area so well known for football that the game earned the region two sports-related nicknames: Winnersville and TitleTown.

But Georgia Christian School has done just that this year. In the past few weeks, Georgia Christian has fielded a football team for the first time in 50 years. So far, the GCS Generals have experienced both victory and defeat — and the lessons of handling both.

To celebrate the return of football, Georgia Christian hosts a special guest for the school’s annual fundraising dinner. This evening, legendary quarterback Terry Bradshaw is scheduled to be the dinner’s keynote speaker.

Before he became a sports commentator, a spokesperson, actor and television personality, Bradshaw was a towering figure on the gridiron.

Bradshaw was the first pick of the 1970 draft and became one of the NFL’s dominant quarterbacks. He was the first quarterback to win four Super Bowl championships (1975, 1976, 1979, 1980), a feat duplicated only one other time a decade later by Joe Montana.

“In those four performances, he completed 49 of 84 attempted passes (nine for touchdowns) for 932 yards (second all-time), with just three interceptions while amazingly calling his own plays, something rarely done when Bradshaw played and unheard of in today’s NFL,” according to Bradshaw’s bio sheet. “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). Bradshaw, a two-time Super Bowl MVP (Super Bowls XIII and XIV), was a four-time All-Pro. He retired prior to the 1984 season.”

With multi-generational appeal and name recognition, with his legendary sports resume, Bradshaw is a natural choice for a school reviving its football team. It may be the week leading up to the Winnersville Classic, but tonight is Georgia Christian School’s time to celebrate.

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