It wasn't all bad
In 1964, Joe Namath set aside his books at the University of Alabama to begin his legendary career with the New York Jets. Though Broadway Joe became an international superstar, his lack of a degree always bothered him. “It was a hole in my being,” he said, “an empty spot.” So he enrolled in a 30-hour program in interdisciplinary studies at his alma mater. Recently, along with 900 other students, Namath graduated in robe and mortarboard in ceremonies at the campus in Tuscaloosa. “It was fun, but it was hard,” the 64-year-old Namath said of his studies. “I had a very difficult time getting myself to sit down.”
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