He is famous as Broadway Joe. Yes, we are talking about Joseph William Namath. He is born on May 31, 1943, in Pennsylvania. An American former professional footballer, regarded as one of the 100 greatest football players.
Currently, his age is 77 years, a height of 1.88m, a weight of 91 kg and holds an American nationality.
During his college days between 1962 t 1964, he served as a quarterback for Alabama Crimson Tide. He was the prime force behind Tide reaching the national championship in 1964.
Critics praised his performance, and his induction in the Pro Football Hall of Fame was on the cards. However, playing from a predominantly black-skinned side, he always emerged as a starter amidst the national movement's height.
Despite the knee injury he made through the first draft in both NFL and AFL. Only after the Orange bowl picked him, he made it to New York Jets at $427000. Jets remained winless in the first 6 matches, but they won 5 out of the last 8 games since his arrival. Even though he suffered from knee injuries throughout his career, he holds the record for 4000 yards in a season till 1979.
In the second half of his career, his knees had started to fall apart. He had undergone massive surgeries and compelled him to miss almost half of the possible games. Later in his career, he quit the game and went for knee replacement surgery.
He met Deborah Mays in a voice class in 1983. An aspiring actress who was 22 fell in love with Namath, who was 41. They tie the knot in 1984 and later became proud parents of two children Jessica and Olivia, born in 1986 and 1991.
After spending 15 long and happy years together, their companionship has started to fall apart. They separated in 200, and now children live with Namath in Florida.