Joe Namath was born May 31, 1943, in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. He developed his quarterback skills at the University of Alabama. An exceptional passer, in his third season with the New York Jets (1965–1977) he threw for a record 4,007 yards. By his retirement he had set seasonal and career records for most games with 300 yards or more gained in passing.


  • Name: Joe Namath
  • Birth Year: 1943
  • Birth date: May 31, 1943
  • Birth State: Pennsylvania
  • Birth City: Beaver Falls
  • Birth Country: United States
  • Gender: Male
  • Best Known For: Joe Namath, nicknamed "Broadway Joe”, was a U.S. football quarterback who in his third season with the New York Jets threw for a record 4,007 yards.
  • Industries
    • Sports
    • Football
  • Astrological Sign: Gemini
  • Schools
    • University of Alabama
  • Occupations
    • Football Player

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  • Article Title: Joe Namath Biography
  • Author: Biography.com Editors
  • Website Name: The Biography.com website
  • Url: https://www.biography.com/athletes/joe-namath
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  • Last Updated: August 24, 2019
  • Original Published Date: April 2, 2014