Case 4

Joe Namath

Super Bowl MVP from Beaver Falls

Joe Namath  (1943 - ) Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Nickname: “Broadway Joe” 

 

Namath became the first quarterback to pass for more than 4,000 yards in one season. In 1968, he capped off AFL Player of the Year and unanimous All-Pro selection with MVP honors in Super Bowl III.   He was plagued with knee injuries through much of his career. Still he completed 1,886 passes for 27,663 yards and 173 touchdowns in 12 seasons with the Jets.