Clip of HBO Sports NAMATH

A special one-time preview screening of HBO's new documentary NAMATH about the legendary Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath will be held at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Free with admission to the museum.

This terrific new film produced by HBO Sports and NFL Films, debuts Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 8:00 p.m. CT on HBO.


The Legendary Joe Namath

The Emmy®-winning combination of HBO Sports and NFL Films explore the fascinating life and career of one of pro football’s biggest stars in a documentary on New York Jets icon Joe Namath. NAMATH debuts SATURDAY, JAN. 28 at 9PM/8C, exclusively on HBO. Born in Beaver Falls, Pa. in 1943, Namath was raised in western Pennsylvania and was a stellar high school athlete in basketball, baseball and football.  He accepted a football scholarship to the University of Alabama and played quarterback for the legendary Paul “Bear” Bryant.  Namath led the Crimson Tide to the top of the national polls in 1964 and his stock as a pro football prospect soared. With entertainment mogul Sonny Werblin at the helm of ownership of the New York Jets, Namath elected to sign with the upstart American Football League for a then-staggering $427,000, and by game five of his first season had become the Jets’ starting quarterback.  He was subsequently named AFL Rookie of the Year, and was one of the first sports celebrity superstars, captivating both the entertainment press and fans with his movie-star looks and bigger-than-life “Broadway Joe” personality. In a moment that would alter the NFL landscape, Namath led the underdog New York Jets to a world championship title in Super Bowl III versus the heavily favored Baltimore Colts.   His “guarantee” of a Jets upset brought him legendary status. While his MVP performance in Super Bowl III was the high point, Namath fashioned a high-flying all-star career during his 13 years in pro football, and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985.

Namath's HOF Bio

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Joe in our collection

The Pro Football Hall of Fame houses the largest collection on professional football in the world. Included among the vast number of artifacts and documents are many pieces related to the legendary Joe Namath. Here is a sampling of those items such as a jersey worn by Namath during training camp in 1967, his bronze bust, and his famous knee brace.



Which Hall of Fame coach said this about Joe Namath?

“Some guys have had a lot of accomplishments. But with Joe, here's a guy who made a league."