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Steve Hirdt

Steve Hirdt (Statistician.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Feb. 11, 1951.)  Since he joined the Elias Sports Bureau in 1970 while still an undergraduate at Fordham, Stephen T. Hirdt has become one of the nation’s most respected sports statisticians.  From 1982-2005, Hirdt was director of information for ABC-TV’s “Monday Night Football,” working over 400 telecasts, including seven […]

Joe Namath

Joe Namath (Pro football.  Born, Beaver Falls, PA, May 31, 1943.)  During his collegiate career at the University of Alabama (under the legendary Bear Bryant), Joseph Alexander Namath quarterbacked teams that lost only three games in three years.  His Alabama teams played in three Bowl games.  In 1965, Namath became one of the most celebrated […]

Don Maynard

Don Maynard (Pro football. Born, Crosbyton, TX, Jan. 25, 1936.) Although he played parts of seasons with three other teams, Don Maynard will always be identified with the New York Jets, with whom he became one of the great pass receivers in the history of football. When he retired after the 1973 season, he was […]

Pete Lammons

Pete Lammons (Pro football. Born, Crockett, TX, Oct. 20, 1943.) As a linebacker and end at Texas, Pete Spencer Lammons, Jr., attracted only mild interest from pro scouts. Lammons was thought to be too small to be a linebacker and too slow to be an end. He did intercept two passes by Alabama’s Joe Namath […]

Rich Caster

Rich Caster (Pro football.  Born, Mobile, AL, Nov. 16, 1948.)  A wide receiver who moved to tight end, Richard Caster was a major deep-receiving threat for the Jets.  In a game against the then-Baltimore Colts in 1972, Caster had 204 yards on just six receptions.  Over his eight-year career with the Jets (1970-77), he averaged […]

Joe Namath

Joe Namath (Pro football.  Born, Beaver Falls, PA, May 31, 1943.)  During his collegiate career at the University of Alabama (under the legendary Bear Bryant), Joseph Alexander Namath quarterbacked teams that lost only three games in three years.  His Alabama teams played in three Bowl games.  In 1965, Namath became one of the most celebrated […]

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