Johnny Unitas Biography

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. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Johnny Unitas
Full Name:
John Constantine Unitas
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
American football player, Actor
Date of Birth:
May 7, 1933
Astrological Sign:
Taurus
Date of Death:
September 11, 2002
Age at Death:
69
Cause of Death:
Myocardial infarction
Marriages
Divorces
  • 1972-06-26
    NFL quarterback Johnny Unitas (39) divorces first wife Dorothy Hoelle after nearly 2 decades of marriage
Johnny Unitas Timeline
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