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
Historical Events in the Life of Johnny Unitas
1973-08-14 - Johnny Unitas files $725,000 suit against Balt Colts