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'Duck Dynasty' Season 2: Which Robertson Almost Became An NFL Player?

The A&E hit reality series "Duck Dynasty" has garnered the attention of millions of viewers across America. Beating out Wednesday night mainstays in the same time slot such as FX's "American Horror Story," the show has grown into an overnight success. Phil Robertson has made a killing off his passion for the duck business. However, to the surprise of many, the television star revealed to hosts Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Monday night's "Access Hollywood" that he could've had another career choice, the NFL.

By Bobby Pollier, EnStars on Nov 21, 2012 11:46 AM EST
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Phil Robertson of the popular A&E series "Duck Dynasty" has made a killing off his passion for the duck business.  

However, to the surprise of many, the television star revealed on Monday night that he could've very well chosen another career path - the NFL football league.

While speaking to hosts Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on "Access Hollywood," Robertson elaborated on his choice to trade in the pigskin for the feathers. The reality star also revealed that he had at one time played alongside Pittsburgh Steelers' legendary quarterback Terry Bradshaw.

"I had some offers," Robertson explained. "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 Los Angeles airport.  I said, 'Bradshaw, you've done well, my man.' And then he started telling me about how many injuries he received."

Interestingly enough, it was the potential of those injuries that kept the "Duck Dynasty" standout from a career in the NFL after college.

"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," he said. "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."

The A&E reality series "Duck Dynasty" has garnered the attention of millions of viewers across America. Beating out Wednesday night mainstays in the same time slot such as FX's "American Horror Story," the show has grown into an overnight success. The show revolves around the lives of the Robertson family, who went from a life in poverty to wealth due to the profits of their duck calls, mainly the Duck Commander. 

The family's business began in a run-down shed in which Phil spent 25 years making duck calls from Louisiana cedar trees. Willie, his son, is now the CEO of the company.

The popular program will be returning to A&E for an all-new episode on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 10 p.m. ET.

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