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Joe Namath surpasses 4,000 yards passing

Updated: December 22, 2000, 5:33 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Dec. 24, 1967

He will become known for guaranteeing a Super Bowl victory next season, but this year Joe Namath becomes the first player to pass for more than 4,000 yards.

Wearing a protective mask, Namath completes 18-of-26 passes for 343 yards in the New York Jets' 42-31 victory over the Chargers in the AFL game in San Diego, boosting his season total to 4,007 yards. This exceeds the 3,747 put up by the Washington Redskins' Sonny Jurgensen in the NFL this year.

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