Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw was renowned for calling his own plays with the Super Bowl-winning Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1970s and early 1980s. Now he's drawing up a deep-pass play for his ranch in tiny Thackerville, OK.
The $10.8 million price for the 744-acre property includes the 8,600-square-foot main home, along with working cattle and horse operations, says listing agent Angie Nelson.
Built in 2002, the rustic-style home includes six bedrooms, six full and two half-baths. "It's built for entertaining," says Nelson. Large field stone fireplaces and their accompanying chimneys add to the rustic feel of several rooms, as do hand-scraped hardwood floors throughout the house. Balconies look out over the ranch and a nearby river.
Outside, a pool and outdoor kitchenette provide more entertainment space. And we love the two-story dog house complete with its own doggie swimming pool. Horse lovers will be attracted to the four-stall stallion station, 20-stall show barn, covered arena, 50-stall mare barn, and breeding lab. Four ponds and three lakes dot the property as well.
The four-time Super Bowl champion has had the house -- the most expensive in Oklahoma -- on the market since November 2014. He wants to downsize after he reportedly spent millions developing the ranch and the cattle and horse operations on it.
"The ranch has been my one quiet and cathartic place in an often hectic world. I built it to satisfy my passion for the outdoors, my love of horses, cattle, and also the hogs I raise to feed the hungry," Bradshaw said in a release when the house first went on the market. At the time, he mentioned his plan to buy a smaller place nearby to maintain some of his horses.
Nelson says a buyer might be someone with an interest in the cattle business or in horses, or just someone looking for a solid investment property. While the mailing address says Oklahoma, the ranch sits only an hour and a half north of the Dallas-Fort Worth airport.
And if the buyers happen to be football fans, all the better. They can say they're walking in the footsteps of one of the National Football League's all-time greats.