Duck Dynasty Stars: See Flashback Pictures Before They Had Beards!

Entertainment Apr. 11, 2013 AT 5:00PM
Si, Ms. Kay, Jase, Korie, Willie and Phil of Duck Dynasty.
Si, Ms. Kay, Jase, Korie, Willie and Phil of Duck Dynasty. Credit: Art Streiber/A&E

Hunky, clean-shaven and camouflage-free! They're one of the biggest breakout reality families in recent memory, but long before Duck Dynasty, the Robertson family -- Si, Ms. Kay, Jase, Korie, Willie and Phil -- looked just like Us!

The A&E stars share vintage family album snapshots in the new issue of Us Weekly, out now -- and they look nothing like the the bearded, camo-clad Louisiana brood known to millions.

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Phil was a starting quarterback at Louisiana Tech University.
Phil was a starting quarterback at Louisiana Tech University.
Credit: Courtesy of Robertson Family

Back in the 1960s, family patriarch Phil was a starting quarterback at Louisiana Tech University -- and looked every bit the All-American MVP in one black and white photo from the field. "Not too long after this [photo]," Phil, 66, tells Us, "a young backup named Terry Bradshaw took over!"

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In a much more recent -- but still startling! -- photo, Phil's son Willie and wife/business partner Korie took their adorable kids on a beach vacation in May 2000. "We take a similar picture every year," Korie, 39, tells Us of the photo taken at Gulf Shores, AL. In the pic, which Willie, now 40, sports frosted blond hair and a completely smooth (and dimpled!) smile as he and Korie pose with their two eldest Sadie, then 2, and John Luke, then 4. Back in high school, Willie was "clean-shaven and preppy," Korie insists.

Korie & Willie
Korie & Willie
Credit: Courtesy of Robertson Family

Now wealthy thanks to their duck-call business, Willie tells Us that reality TV fame has brought the family closer. "It's been real fun!"

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For more surprising glimpses into the Duck Dynasty family album, pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on stands Friday!

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