Profession: NFL Quarterback
Why Famous: American football player in the 1950s through the 1970s. Spent the majority of his career playing for the Baltimore Colts. A record-setting quarterback who was 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.
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.
- 1954-11-20 NFL quarterback Johnny Unitas (21) weds his high school sweetheart Dorothy Hoelle
- 1972-06-26 NFL quarterback Johnny Unitas (39) divorces first wife Dorothy Hoelle after nearly 2 decades of marriage
- 1972-06-26 NFL quarterback Johnny Unitas (39) weds second wife Sandra Lemon
- 1966-09-18 Baltimore quarterback Johnny Unitas throws 4 touchdown passes in 38-23 win at Minnesota to surpass Y.A. Tittle as NFL's career leader with 212; finishes career with 290 TD passes
- 1973-08-14 Johnny Unitas files $725,000 suit against Balt Colts