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Name: Joe Namath                                                                     
Born: May 31, 1943 Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania                                       
Joseph William Namath (born May 31, 1943, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania), also         
known as Broadway Joe, was an American football quarterback for the University       
of Alabama under legendary coach Paul "Bear" Bryant and his assistant, Howard       
Schnellenberger, from 1962–64, and in the American Football League and National   
Football League during the 1960s and '70s. Namath played for the New York Jets       
for most of his professional career, finishing his career with the Los Angeles       
Rams. He was later elected to the Hall of Fame.                                     
Namath retired after playing in 77 wins, 108 losses and 3 ties. In his career he     
threw 173 touchdowns and 220 interceptions. During his thirteen years in the AFL     
and NFL he played for three division champions (the 1968 and 1969 AFL East           
Champion Jets and the 1977 NFC West Champion Rams), earned one league               
championship (1968 AFL Championship), and one world championship (Super Bowl III).   
In 1999, he was ranked number 96 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest     
Football Players. He was the only player on the list to have spent a majority of     
his career with the Jets.                                                           
He is known for brashly telling the media that he guaranteed that his team would     
upset Don Shula's NFL Baltimore Colts in the third NFL-AFL Championship Game in     
1969, and then delivering on his promise.