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Joe Namath

Football Player
Male
Born May 31, 1943
Age 73
Hometown Beaver Falls, Pen...
Religion Roman Catholic
Height 6' 2" (188 cm)
Weight 90720.0 lb (41150...
Nationality American
Alma Mater University of Ala...

Joseph William "Joe" Namath, nicknamed "Broadway Joe" or "Joe Willie", is a former American football quarterback. He played college football for the University of Alabama under coach Paul "Bear" Bryant and his assistant, Howard Schnellenberger, from 1962–1964, and professional football in the American Football League (AFL) and National Football League (NFL) during the 1960s and 1970s.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1943 Birth Born on May 31, 1943.

TEENAGE

1960 17 Years Old Coached by Larry Bruno at Beaver Falls, Namath's football team won the WPIAL Class AA championship with a 10–0 record in 1960. … Read More
1961 18 Years Old Upon graduation from high school in 1961, he received offers from several Major League Baseball teams, including the Yankees, Mets, Indians, Reds, Pirates and Phillies, but football prevailed. … Read More
1962 19 Years Old Between 1962 and 1964, Namath played for the Alabama Crimson Tide program under head coach Paul "Bear" Bryant and his offensive coordinator Howard Schnellenberger.

TWENTIES

1964 21 Years Old A year after being suspended for the final two games of the season, Namath led the Tide to a national championship in 1964. … Read More
…  Offensive tackle Sherman Plunkett came up with the nickname "Broadway Joe" in 1965, following Namath's appearance on the cover of Sports Illustrated in July.
In the 1968 AFL title game, Namath threw three touchdown passes to lead New York to a 27–23 win over the defending American Football League Champion Oakland Raiders.
1970 27 Years Old 1 More Event
Namath again threatened to retire before the 1970 and 1971 seasons; New York stated in 1971 that "his retirement act had become shallow and predictable". … Read More

THIRTIES

1975 32 Years Old The Chicago Winds of the World Football League famously made a large overture to Namath prior to the start of the 1975 season in an effort to get Namath to sign with the team. … Read More
1977 34 Years Old In the twilight of his career, Namath was waived by the Jets to facilitate his move to the Los Angeles Rams when a trade could not be worked out. He was signed by the Rams on May 12, 1977. … Read More

FORTIES

1983 40 Years Old While taking a voice class in 1983, Namath met Deborah Mays, an aspiring actress.
1984 41 Years Old He was 41 while she was 22, and they married in 1984 as Namath said, "She caught my last pass." … Read More
1985 42 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1985. … Read More

FIFTIES

2000 57 Years Old Namath and his wife were divorced in 2000. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2003 - 2004 2 More Events
2006 63 Years Old 1 More Event
In November 2006 the biography Namath by Mark Kriegel was published by Rugged Land Books. … Read More
2007 64 Years Old In May 2007, Olivia gave birth to a daughter, Natalia, his first grandchild.
2009 66 Years Old A recent documentary about Namath's hometown of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, includes a segment on Namath and why the city has celebrated its ties to him. In 2009, he would present the Vince Lombardi Trophy to the winning team of Super Bowl XLIII forty years after winning Super Bowl III. … Read More
2011 68 Years Old In summer/fall of 2011, Namath was representing Topps and promoting a "Super Bowl Legends" contest, appearing on its behalf on the Late Show with David Letterman.
2013 70 Years Old 1 More Event
Namath also appeared as himself in the 2013 sports film Underdogs and the 2015 comedy film The Wedding Ringer.
2014 71 Years Old …  In 2014, Namath appeared in a DirectTV commercial starring the Manning Brothers making stew with one's mother. … Read More
2015 72 Years Old When, on Friday, July 24, 2015, in Tequesta, Florida, where Namath lives (it is along Florida's Atlantic Ocean coastline), two 14-year-old boys- his neighbor Perry Cohen, and Austin Stephanos- did not return from a fishing trip (last seen that night in the Jupiter, Florida area buying fuel for their 19-foot boat), he offered a $100,000 reward for their safe return, at a news conference with the boys' families. … Read More
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