Johnny Unitas (Football Player) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

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Johnny Unitas

John Constantine Unitas, nicknamed “Johnny U” and “the Golden Arm”, was an American professional football player in the National Football League. He spent the majority of his career playing for the Baltimore Colts. He was a record-setting quarterback, and the NFL’s most valuable player in 1959, 1964, and 1967. For 52 years, he held the record for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass, until it was broken in 2012 by Drew Brees. Unitas was the prototype of the modern era marquee quarterback, with a strong passing game, media fanfare, and widespread popularity. He has been consistently listed as one of the greatest NFL players of all time.

Position: Quarterback
Date of birth: May 7, 1933
Place of birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Date of death: September 11, 2002
Place of death: Baltimore, Maryland
High school: St. Justin’s, (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
College: Louisville
NFL Draft: 1955 / Round: 9/ Pick: 102
IMDb: Johnny Unitas’s IMDb

About Johnny Unitas

Baltimore Colts quarterback who was known as “The Golden Arm.” He was selected to 10 Pro Bowls during his career and was named AP NFL MVP in 1964 and 1967.

Before Fame

He watched his mother work 2 jobs to support him after the death of his father.

Achievement

He threw for 40,239 yards and 290 touchdowns across his career.

Family Life

He had eight children during the span of two marriages.

Associations

He was the Colts standout quarterback years before Peyton Manning took over at the helm of the franchise.

Information related to Johnny Unitas

  • National Football League players with retired numbers
  • Louisville Cardinals football players
  • Western Conference Pro Bowl players
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees
  • Baltimore Colts players
  • Sportspeople from Pittsburgh

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Latest information about Johnny Unitas updated on September 10, 2020.


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