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Who is Johnny Unitas?

Johnny Unitas: John Constantine Unitas, known as Johnny Unitas or "Johnny U", and nicknamed "The Golden Arm", was an American professional American football player in the 1950s through the 1970s. He spent the majority of his career playing for the Baltimore Colts. He was a record-setting quarterback, and the National Football League'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 New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees broke his long standing record on October 7, 2012. 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.


Johnny Unitas is a fictional character from the 1976 film Gus.


"Johnny Unitas" is a book by Roland Lazenby.

  • genre: Biography
  • subjects: Recreation, Ball game, Geography, Sports, Football, United States of America

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Sixties Cool (2007)

A Celebration of the Grooviest People, Events, and Artifacts of the 1960s by Chris Strodder

Western Pennsylvania has been called “the cradle of quarterbacks” because six Hall of Famers have come from the area—Joe, Dan Marino, Joe Montana, Johnny Unitas, George Blanda, and Jim Kelly. Paul Newman and Robert Redford The ...

Google previewKansas City Chiefs Encyclopedia (2013)

by Mark Stallard

Bell sacks Baltimore's Johnny Unitas during the ...

Google previewThe Oklahoma Football Encyclopedia (2013)

2nd Edition by Ray Dozier

White was recipient of the Maxwell Memorial Award as Outstanding Player ofthe Year, the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Awardas the bestsenior quarterback, and the Davey O'Brien Award for the second straight year.Brown earned theOutland ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Popular Culture (2016)

by Marcel Danesi

Examples include: Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron, Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, Johnny Unitas, Muhammad Ali, Tiger Woods, Pelé, Jesse Owens, Michael Schumacher, Mike Tyson, and Jackie Robinson.

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Johnny Unitas Statue

Johnny Unitas Statue at the entrance to Raven's M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done. (Johnny Unitas)
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