About Johnny Unitas Autographed Memorabilia & Collectibles
Often called as “Johnny U” and has a nickname of “The Golden Arm,” John Constantine “Johnny” Unitas was a football player who was born on May 7, 1933 and was redeemed by the Lord on September 11, 2002. He has spent most of his professional career with the Baltimore Colts and was one of the best players during 50s and 70s. He was a quarterback who was able to set many records and was an MVP of the NFL for the years 1959, 1964 and 1967. As of 2009, Unitas’ record of being able to throw a touchdown pass for 47 consecutive games is still unsurpassed. He is also regarded as one of the greatest quarterbacks of NFL for all time.
Before Brett Favre was able to break his record, Unitas was the holder of the most Pro Bowl quarterback appearances record. It was also him who originally set the most wins as a starting quarterback standard but was also later surpassed by John Elway, Fran Tarkenton, Dan Marino, Peyton Manning and Brett Favre. In 1979, he was voted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. His jersey number 16 is the solely retired number at the University of Louisville’s football program. Also, one of the school’s dormitory, the Unitas Tower, was named after him. He also has a statue at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium’s north end zone. It has been a tradition by players of the Cardinal to touch the certain statue before entering the field.
There is no doubt that Unitas was and will always be one of the most remarkable players in the history of American football that is why never miss the rare chance to own some of his memorabilia and collectible items that you can now purchase for very affordable prices.
You must also know that there are instance when his name is misspelled as John Unitas, Johny Unitas, Jony Unitas, Johnny Unetas, Johnny Unnitas, Johnny Unittas and Johnny Unitass.