NAMATH GETS DEGREE 42 YRS AFTER BOLTING FROM ‘BAMA: When it comes to getting a college degree, it’s better late than never. For Joe Namath, it’s only been 42 years later:
The BIRMINGHAM NEWS tosses their hats in the air, as Broadway Joe will finally be receiving his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Alabama.Namath had left the Crimson Tide in 1965, taking off from Tuscaloosa 15 credits shy of a degree. He spent the following decades predicting Super Bowl upsets, modeling pantyhose, and paying visits to the Brady household.
Not satisfied with his accomplishments, Joe spent the last five years working towards his degree, by taking courses through the school’s External Degree program.Now Namath will be joining 900 others back on campus this Saturday for graduation. For those who can’t make it to Coleman Coliseum in person, the ceremonies will be shown live over the Internet.
Wonder if Suzy Kolber will be in attendance to give Joe a congratulatory kiss?