We are proud to announce that Super Bowl Champion and Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath will be the next Ride of Fame inductee!
Broadway Joe was drafted first overall by the New York Jets in 1965. His Hall of Fame career included five AFL All-Star selections, one NFL Pro Bowl, two AFL MVPs, an American Football League Championship in 1968 and, of course, one Super Bowl Championship. The Jets were heavy underdogs to the Baltimore Colts before Super Bowl III, but Namath lead the team to an historic upset. Three days before the game, Namath famously guaranteed victory.
Namath spent his college career with the Alabama Crimson Tide, where he won a National Championship under legendary coach Paul “Bear” Bryant. While looking back upon his career, Bryant called Joe, “the greatest athlete I ever coached,” which is pretty high praise coming from a man who spent 46 years in the game.
Joe Namath will be joining Henrik Lundqvist, Reggie Jackson and Roger Maris as the only athletes to be honored by Gray Line New York’s Ride of Fame. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at Pier 78 on September 12th at 11 a.m.