Pittsburgh Steelers all-time leader for Passing Yards in a season(3,724 in 1979) and Passing Touchdowns in a Season (28 in 1978).
During his career as quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers, recorded a series of country songs. Only one placed in the top 20 of Billboard magazine's country singles chart -- 1976's "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" (the remake of the Hank Williams song).
Graduated from Woodlawn High School in Shreveport, Louisiana. Other sport stars who graduated from Woodlawn were basketball great Robert Parrish and football great Joe Ferguson. Terry Bradshaw went on to play for Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana and Joe Ferguson went on to play for the University of Arkansas before they went pro.
Ranks 19th on NFL All-Time Passes Intercepted List (210).
Pittsburgh Steelers all-time leader in Passing Yards (27,989) and Passing Touchdowns (212).