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#12 Joe Namath - QB

Joe Namath Career NFL Stats 1965-1977
G
GS
REC
COMP
ATT
COMP %
YARDS
TD
INT
RATT
RYDS
YPR
RTD
140
129
62-63-4
1,886
3,762
50.1
27,663
173
220
71
140
2.0
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Joe Namath Childhood

Joseph William Namath was born on May 31, 1943 in Beaver Falls, PA. He is the son of Rose and John Namath. Joe’s parents divorced when he was young. However the hard upbringing didn’t deter the kid as he flourished in sports. In fact, it proved to be his way out of the steel town outside of Pittsburgh.

 

 

Joe Namath High School Stats and Awards

Namath attended Beaver Falls High School. He played baseball, basketball and football in high school, and was a star in each sport. Namath led his high school football team to an undefeated season and state title in 1960. A highly sought athlete, Namath accepted a scholarship offer to play football for the University of Alabama.

 

 

 

 

Awards and Achievements
MVP
All-Pro

2nd Team: 1972

Pro Bowl Selections
1972
Passing Yards Title:
1972
Achievements

Super Bowl Champion

III

Super Bowl MVP

III

NFL Comeback Player of the Year

1974

 

 

Joe Namath College Career Stats and Notes

Namath played for Alabama from 1962-64. He threw for 2,713 yards, 24 TDs and 20 INTs and completed 203 of 374 passes (54.3%) during his college career. He led the Crimson Tide to bowl games all three years. In 1964, Namath led Alabama to a national championship.

 

 

 

 

 

Joe Namath NFL Career Stats and Notes

Namath was selected 1st overall in the 1965 AFL Draft by the New York Jets. He spent twelve of his 13 years in the NFL with the Jets. During his time in New York he was given the nickname Broadway Joe due to his fame in the Big Apple. In 1977, the veteran headed to the west coast and joined the Los Angeles Rams. He played there for one season and retired after the season. Joe Willie Namath was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985.

 

 

 

 

 

Monday Night Football: Barry vs. Emmitt

The guarantee, which was the proclamation of victory by Broadway Joe prior to the Jets Super Bowl III match against the Baltimore Colts, was one of the most iconic moments in NFL history. At the time the AFL needed to make a statement that they could compete with the NFL. The Super Bowl matched the two leagues’ championship teams on a neutral field. However in the first two Super Bowls, the NFL’s Green Bay Packers smashed the AFL’s Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders by a combined score of 68-24. So when Namath said the Jets would win, the bold statement made headlines.

True to his word, Broadway Joe led the underdog Jets to an improbable 16-7 upset in Super Bowl III. With 206 yards passing, Namath was the Super Bowl MVP. The victory was big, but the bigger takeaway from the game was that the AFL can compete with the NFL. A year later when another AFL team (Chiefs) defeated the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV, it became clear that AFL teams were good enough which in part sparked the merger in 1970.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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