Johnny Unitas

John Constantine Unitas ( /juːˈnaɪtɨs/; May 7, 1933 – September 11, 2002), known as Johnny Unitas or "Johnny U", and nicknamed "The Golden Arm", was a Lithuanian American professional American football player in the 1950s through the 1970s, spending the majority of his career with 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 of throwing a touchdown pass in 47 consecutive games (between 1956–1960), 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.

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List Of Indianapolis Colts Starting Quarterbacks - Starting Quarterbacks By Season - Regular Season
... Jones 1974 Bert Jones / Marty Domres 1973 Marty Domres / Bert Jones 1972 Marty Domres / Johnny Unitas† 1971 Earl Morrall / Johnny Unitas ...
The Adventures Of Pete & Pete - Characters - Guest Stars
... ("A Hard Day's Pete") Art Donovan — himself, talking to Big Pete about playing with Johnny Unitas ... ("Space, Geeks, and Johnny Unitas") Martin Donovan — crossing guard Kenneth G ... guard whom Little Pete and Petunia distract in "Space, Geeks, and Johnny Unitas." Richard Edson — school janitor and field chalker Mr ...
Johnny Unitas - Popular Culture
... aired November 19, 1995), Grandpa Simpson also refers to Unitas having a "haircut you could set your watch to." Both episodes are directed by David Silverman ... In 1999, Unitas was an extra in Runaway Bride ... In 1999, Unitas was featured in the movie Any Given Sunday as the head coach of the fictional Dallas Knights ...
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award
... The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award is given annually in the United States to the nation's outstanding senior or fourth year quarterback in college football ... It was established in 1987 by a foundation named for Johnny Unitas (1933-2002), the Hall of Fame quarterback who played his college career at the University of ...
1963 New York Giants Season - Regular Season - Game Summaries - Week 1: Baltimore Colts
... Jim Martin kick) BAL Jimmy Orr 34 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Jim Martin kick) NYG Don Chandler 42 yard field goal 2nd Quarter BAL John Mackey 32 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Jim Martin kick) NYG Phil King ... Tittle 16/23, 243 yards BAL Johnny Unitas 19/33, 219 yards, 2 INT Rushing NYG Alex Webster 15–60, Phil King 12–26, Y.A ... Lockett 9–37, Tom Matte 10–26, Johnny Unitas 4–25 Receiving NYG Phil King 5–101, Del Shofner 5–85, Hugh McElhenny 3–24, Joe Walton 2–17, Alex Webster 1–16 BAL Jimmy Orr 5–83 ...

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    Wha lies here?
    I, Johnny Doo.
    Hoo, Johnny, is that you?
    Ay, man, but a’m dead noo.
    —Anonymous. “Johnny Doo,” from Geoffrey Grigson’s Faber Book of Epigrams and Epitaphs, Faber & Faber (1977)