10. Joe Namath, Alabama
Long before he was Broadway Joe, Namath played at Alabama for Bear Bryant, who considered Namath “the greatest athlete I ever coached.” His numbers aren’t all that impressive because Alabama didn’t throw the ball that much back then. However, Namath led the Crimson Tide to a 29-4 record during his time as a starter, including a national championship in 1964.
Of course, Namath went on to have a storied professional career, throwing for over 27,000 yards over 13 seasons. His most famous moment was guaranteeing victory in Super Bowl III and then delivering on that guarantee, leading the Jets to a 16-7 win. After football, Namath went on to have an acting career and has remained in the public spotlight despite a few embarrassing moments along the way.