Phil Robertson is not only known as The Duck Commander, but also he has built a reputation across the country for his faith and belief in the Almighty. He was a good football player, a natural. In the beginning, Kay and their sons not only helped Phil with the Duck Commander business, but they also ran the nets and took fish to market in a side commercial fishing business that kept food on the table.
The thing I remember about him is we went over and played Alabama. Imagine how differently things could have been if duck hunting weren't Phil's passion. Football, let me say it this way, his love was hunting. He would time it to come to class and get out of the woods just in time.
Another thing that affected Dad, he and Mom were married and they had me there when they first got to Tech, so he was also a little different than the modern athlete. Phil and his family, which by this time included his wife, Kay , and four boys — Alan , Jase , Willie , and Jeptha — began a quest to turn his passion for hunting and fishing into a livelihood.
You had the desire to excel in the game of football, when I only had a passion for the old mallard ducks, you know? Celebrities , Newsletter , Sports , Television.
I said, you know, I just think it would be less stressful to go after ducks. Back To Top. They chewed my tail up and I mean good. We really hated to see Phil leave at the time. What are you looking up at?
Because of the location of his family home in a rural setting near Shreveport, and the aforementioned scarcity of money, hunting became an important part of his formative years. In the 1960s, Robertson, now 66, was the starting quarterback at Louisiana Tech for two seasons ahead of Terry Bradshaw.
Now they are pop-culture celebrities. One time a bunch of geese came over and I was over there with the coach and talking about techniques or whatever, a big skull session on the practice field. To help make this website better, to improve and personalize your experience and for advertising purposes, are you happy to accept cookies and other technologies?