Joseph William "Joe" Namath ( born May 31, 1943), nicknamed "Broadway Joe" or "Joe Willie",
is a former American football quarterback and actor. He played college football for the University of Alabama under coach Paul "Bear" Bryant from 1962 to 1964, and professional football in the American Football League (AFL) and National Football League (NFL) during the 1960s and 1970s. Namath was an American Football League icon and played for that league's New York Jets for most of his professional football career. He finished his career with the NFL's Los Angeles Rams. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1985.
Namath retired after playing in 143 career games (including playoff games) with 68 wins, 71 losses and 4 ties, in his 132 career starts he was 64–64–4, and he was 4–7 coming off the bench in relief. In his career he threw 173 touchdowns and 220 interceptions, and completed 1,886 passes for 27,663 yards. 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) and earned one league championship (1968AFL, Championship) and one Super Bowl victory (Super Bowl III).
John Constantine "Johnny" Unitas, nfl pics; May 7, 1933 – September 11, 2002),
NICKNAMED "JOHNNY U", OR "THE GOLDEN ARM", WAS AN AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL AMERICAN FOOTBALL PLAYER WHO PLAYED FROM THE 1950S THROUGH THE 1970S. HE SPENT THE MAJORITY OF HIS CAREER PLAYING FOR THE BALTIMORE COLTS. HE WAS A RECORD-SETTINGQUARTERBACK, AND THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE'S MOST VALUABLE PLAYER IN 1959, 1964 AND 1967. FOR 52 YEARS HE HELD THE RECORD FORMOST CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH A TOUCHDOWN PASS (WHICH HE SET BETWEEN 1956–1960), UNTIL NEW ORLEANS SAINTS QUARTERBACK DREW BREES BROKE HIS LONG STANDING RECORD ON OCTOBER 7, 2012. UNITAS WAS THE PROTOTYPE OF THE MODERN ERA MARQUEE QUARTERBACK WITH A STRONG PASSING GAME, MEDIA FANFARE, AND WIDESPREAD POPULARITY. HE HAS BEEN CONSISTENTLY LISTED AS ONE OF THE GREATEST NFL PLAYERS OF ALL TIME.
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Richard Marvin "Dick" Butkus (born December 9, 1942)
He Is a former American football linebacker who played for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He was drafted in 1965 and he is also widely regarded as one of the best and most
durablelinebackers of all time.
Butkus started as a football player for the University of Illinois and the Chicago Bears. He became a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1979.
He played nine seasons in the NFL for the Chicago Bears. Billed at 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m), 245 lb (111 kg), he was one of the most feared and intimidating linebackers of his time, being named the most feared tackler of all time by NFL.com in 2009
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. In his 1975 autobiography, Alabama head coach Paul "Bear" Bryant called Namath the most natural athlete he had ever coached.
Namath is known for boldly guaranteeing a Jets' victory over Don Shula's NFL Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III (1969) and then making good on his prediction with a 16-7 win for the Jets.
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