Here’s an interesting proposition for all of you Duck Dynasty fans out there. You want to see an old photo of Uncle Si as a young football player? If so, keep reading.
Obviously, Si Robertson is well known as “Uncle Si” from his time on the A&E show Duck Dynasty. But he is much more than just a popular television personality. He’s also a retired reed maker for duck-call at Duck Commander. And it turns out that back in the day, he was also a pretty good football player. Robertson attended North Caddo High School in Vivian, Lousiana, where he followed in his brother Phil’s footsteps on the football team. He even wore the same number ten jersey.
The 73-year-old took to social media on Thursday evening to show us a throwback photo of him with the pads on.
“Phil wasn’t the only athlete in this family, boys,” Robertson wrote alongside the photo. “130 pounds soaking wet, and I was knocking them off their feet!”
Robertson goes on to share a YouTube link where he shares football stories with one of our own here at Outsider. That would be the one and only Marty Smith. Take a look for yourself down below:
‘Duck Dynasty’ Stars Began as Football Stars
For those who don’t know, Uncle Si Robertson was not the only member of the Duck Dynasty family who began playing football in his early days. As a matter of fact, his brother, Phil Robertson, was a star football player that almost made it to the NFL. Could you imagine how different his career and the entire Duck Dynasty family would be if Phil Robertson chose the NFL?
Uncle Si may say that he was “knocking them off their feet” back in the day. But the fact of the matter is that he didn’t play after high school. Phil Robertson, on the other hand, was a star quarterback in high school. And he parlayed that into a starting quarterback role at Lousiana Tech University in the 1960s.
That is cool enough in itself, right? But there’s more. While Robertson was at Lousiana Tech he actually started ahead of Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw for two seasons. Bradshaw is now a legend in his own right and went on to become one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history. He led the Pittsburgh Steelers to an incredible four Super Bowl wins. But what if that were Phil Robertson instead?
We will never know because Robertson followed his calling. His passion for ducks, hunting, and everything outdoors took precedent over his passion for football. Want to read more Duck Dynasty content? Stay right here on Outsider.