Terry Bradshaw will be absent from the Fox network Super Bowl broadcast following the death of the Fox analyst’s father, according to a Feb. 2 San Jose Mercury News report. The elder Bradshaw, Bill died Thursday. He was 86 years old, and had been suffering from a long illness, Fox said Sunday.
According to FOX Sports, “Terry is with his mother and family in Louisiana, and understandably will not appear on FOX Sports’ coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII today.”
Newly elected Hall of Fame star Michael Strahan will step in to replace Bradshaw during the Super Bowl 2014 pregame coverage. He was originally assigned to cover FOX Sports’ Super Bowl Red Carpet events. Strahan joins Curt Menefee, Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson and Jay Glazer, and will also handle FOX Sports’ postgame trophy presentation coverage.
FOX Sports’ Chris Myers is slated to replace Strachan. He will join Charissa Thompson on the red carpet.
Terry Bradshaw has been with Fox’s pregame team since 1994. The four-time Super Bowl champion was quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers prior to his transition to television.