Duck Dynasty Star Phil Robertson On Why He Turned Down NFL Career

"Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson has made a fortune out of his love for duck season, but he did have another career option - in the NFL.

"I had some offers," Robertson patriarch Phil told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Monday's Access Hollywood Live .

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Phil, who made his fortune off of making and selling duck call devices, actually ran into one of his old college teammates - former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback-turned-FOX NFL Sunday analyst Terry Bradshaw - recently.

"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," Phil recounted. "I said, 'Bradshaw, you've done well, my man.' And then he started telling me about how many injuries he received."

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In fact, it was those injuries that kept the A&E star from a career in professional football following 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. 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," he explained.

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