The Duck Commander
Phil Robertson is the patriarch of the Robertson family and the founder of the profitable duck calling business, Duck Commander. He attended Louisiana Tech for college and was the football team’s starting quarterback, even earning himself a tryout to be on an NFL team. However, he rescinded the invitation because the football season coincided with duck hunting season. In 1972, Phil began his duck calling company, Duck Commander, and its sales immediately skyrocketed. The success of the business ultimately lead to the hit reality TV show that millions of viewers enjoyed watching on a weekly basis.