Historic quarterback for the New York Jets from 1964 to 1975 who was known as "Broadway Joe." He was named MVP of Super Bowl III in 1969.
In 1967, he became the first quarterback to throw for over 4,000 yards in a single season.
NBA star Rasheed Wallace made a few gutsy guarantees, but none as famous as what Namath did when he guaranteed a Super Bowl victory over the favored Colts.
He was a standout in basketball and baseball growing up, in addition to football.
He had two daughters, Jessica Grace and Olivia Rose, with Deborah Lynn Mays, whom he was married to from 1984 to 1999.