Namath excelled in all sports at Beaver Falls High School and was a standout quarterback in football, guard in basketball, and outfielder in baseball. In an age when dunks were uncommon in high school basketball, Namath regularly dunked in games.
Joe Namath, byname of Joseph William Namath, also called Joe Willie or Broadway Joe, (born May 31, 1943, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, U.S.), American collegiate and professional gridiron football quarterback who was one of the best passers in football and a cultural sports icon of the 1960s.
May 31, 2011 · Joseph William Namath () Position: QB Throws: Right. 6-2 , 200lb (188cm, 90kg) Born: May 31 in Beaver Falls, PA (Age: 79-284d) More bio, uniform, draft, salary info. Hall of Fame. 5x Pro Bowl. 1x All-Pro. 1x SB Champ.
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Namath, known as a brash performer in college, signed with the Jets for a then-record $450,000 and gave the upstart, struggling AFL instant credibility in its war with the NFL. Although he didn't turn the Jets into instant winners, he did improve their fortunes his first three years in the league.
The son of a steel worker from Beaver Falls, Pa., Joseph William Namath (Joe Willie) came from the rich football tradition that is in Pennsylvania. After starring for Paul 'Bear' Bryant 's Alabama Crimson Tide teams in the 1960s, Namath was drafted by both the National Football League's (NFL) St. Louis Cardinals and the rival American Football ...
Full Name: Joe William Namath. Birthdate: May 31, 1943. Birthplace: Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. High School: Beaver Falls (PA) Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame: January 19, 1985. Enshrined into Pro Football Hall of Fame: August 3, 1985. Presenter: Larry Bruno, Namath's coach at Beaver Falls High School
Joe Namath was the only man in football history, before 1978, who had ever thrown for 4,000 yards in a single season, many critics and coaches have high regard for him. Joe earned one Super Bowl victory, three divisional championships, and one league championship in his 13-year professional career.