Duck Commander is a company founded by Phil Robertson. You can find Phil’s fan page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PhilRobertsonFans
Phil had offers to play in the NFL after he was the starting quarterback at Louisiana Tech over Terry Bradshaw.
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Phil decided against playing in the NFL because he would miss duck season and having the stress of people trying to tackle him.
It was a great move for Phil because it allowed him to dedicate time to building his business in a dilapidated shed, where he would spend 25 years making duck calls from Louisiana cedar trees.
Phil’s company eventually ended up taking off, growing into a multimillion dollar business, and is now the subject of an A&E television show called Duck Dynasty.
“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.”
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