Joe Namath Net Worth
Who Is Joe Namath?
Joe Namath’s full name was Joseph William Namath and was nicknamed as “Broadway Joe”. He was born on May 31 in the year 1943 and was a professional American football quarterback and also an actor.
Joe Namath Net Worth:
A whopping $ 18 million is the net worth of Joe Namath. He had a huge victory for the AFL when he signed a record $400,000 contract for his inter-league battles.
Joe Namath Life History:
Joe Namath was born and brought up in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania in the year 1943 on May 31st. In his family, he had his father John Andrew Namath who was a steelworker and mother Rose and was raised in a Catholic family. He was very close to both his parents but they separated eventually and Joe had lived with his mother thereafter. They were four siblings and he was the youngest of them, one of the elder sisters was adopted. Joe always was excellent in all sports played in his Beaver Falls High School and also was a prominent quarterback in football, an outfielder in baseball and also guard in basketball. It was the time when dunks were not common in basketball but Joe always dunked in games. During high school under the guidance of Coach Larry Bruno, Joe’s football team won the WPIAL Class AA championship in the year 1960 holds a record of 9-0. His coach was also a presenter to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.
When he completed his school in the year 1961 he started getting many offers from many giant Major League Basketball teams that included Reds, Yankees, and Indians but destiny had something else planned for him. In an interview, he said that he wanted to play baseball just like his idol Roberto Clemente but had opted for football as his mother wanted him to get a college education.
The funny part is that he graduated in the year 2007 at the age of 64 when he returned to the University of Alabama after around forty years because he left to pursue his career as a professional football player. He had completed his thirty-hour bachelor program of arts in interdisciplinary studies. Namath accepted a full scholarship at the University of Alabama after he was rejected by the University of Maryland as his score were below the requirement.
Joe Namath- Known For:
Joe Namath is best known as a professional football player and had played in the American Football League and also the National Football League as we know it. In over thirteen years of his career, he had played about 143 games both in NFL and AFL. In the list of 100 greatest players, he earned the 96th rank on The Sporting News. He was an amazing actor he hosted the Joe Namath Show.
Joe Namath- Political and Business Associations:
Namath has been seen in numerous television advertisements the most prominent amongst them being Ovaltine milk flavoring and also a shaving cream company Noxzema because of which he became the pop culture icon as well. He is still the unofficial spokesperson for the Jets.