THIS IS EPISODE 554 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
Phil Robertson is the founder of Duck Commander, a professional hunter and a New York Times bestselling author. He and his family were portrayed on the successful A&E reality show “Duck Dynasty,” which ran from 2012-2017.
As a high-school athlete, Robertson earned all-state rankings in football, baseball and track, which afforded him the opportunity to attend Louisiana Tech University on a football scholarship. There, he played first-string quarterback — ahead of Terry Bradshaw, who later went on to lead the Pittsburgh Steelers to four Super Bowl championships.
After spending several years teaching in Louisiana schools, Robertson formed the Duck Commander Company in 1973. Today it remains a family business, with all four sons and their wives either presently working or previously having worked for the company at one time or another.
After the success of “Duck Dynasty,” Robertson wrote his first book, “Happy, Happy, Happy,” which was a New York Times bestseller. His latest book, “Jesus Politics,” released August 4.
Robertson also is the co-host of the very successful “Unashamed” podcast with his sons, Jase and Al. He has five children, 18 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
On today’s episode of the podcast, we talk to Robertson about being an author, playing quarterback with Terry Bradshaw, starting Duck Commander, living a life that points people to Jesus, and the one meal that Phil can’t live without.