Football helmet signed by Joe Namath

[LBJ Library photo by Ruth Goerger]

This week's artifact is a football helmet (2003.9.3) signed by Joe Namath. This Hall-of-Famer played in the NFL from 1965 to 1977, and led the New York Jets to a Super Bowl victory in 1969.

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Did You Know…

In his LBJ Library Oral History, George Reedy, LBJ’s press secretary from 1964-1965, said the President went to baseball and football games "because other people went. He could meet people there, he could talk to them…I was always worried that the television cameras would be on him, you know, during a home run with the bases loaded or a fifty-yard pass, and there would be the camera showing him talking to somebody.” [Interview V, 10/27/82, by Michael L. Gillette]

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