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Born into a poor Lithuanian family in Pittsburgh, Johnny Unitas became one of the greatest players in NFL history. Named Player of the Decade for the 1960s, he was the first of a string of great NFL quarterbacks who came from western Pennsylvania that includes Joe Namath, Joe Montana, and Dan Marino.   A native of the South Hills, Many urban legends about his rifle arm still abound in the Mt. Washington, Allentown, Warrington Playground areas.

Johnny Unitas (Pro Football Player) ~ played for the Baltimore Colts ~ Tom & Gail lived one block down from Johnny Unitas' Golden Arm in Baltimore. It was a hopping little place!

Quarterback Johnny Unitas during his time with the Baltimore Colts (1955-1967). (National Football League)

WR Raymond Berry catching a pass from Quarterback Johnny Unitas during his time with the Baltimore Colts (National Football League)

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Nobody can deny the greatness of Baltimore Colts Quarterback, Johnny Unitas, number He and several other football champions were my heroes in the and Got to shake hands with him back in

May 7, 1933 - Johnny Unitas, Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 1979, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Click on image for Johnny U's complete HOF bio.

May 1933 - Johnny Unitas, Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Johnny Unitas - HOF QB (1979) -  Pittsburgh Steelers (1955)* Practice Squad Baltimore Colts (1956–1972) San Diego Chargers (1973)

Johnny Unitas - HOF QB (1979) - Pittsburgh Steelers (1955)* Practice Squad Baltimore Colts (1956–1972) San Diego Chargers (1973)

Quarterback Johnny Unitas #19 of the Baltimore Colts calls out signals against the Cleveland Browns during an NFL football game December 26, 1971 at Cleveland Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. Unitas played for the Colts from 1956-72.

Quarterback Johnny Unitas of the Baltimore Colts calls out signals against the Cleveland Browns during an NFL football game December 1971 at Cleveland Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. Unitas played for the Colts from

JOHNNY UNITAS and Family PICTURES PHOTOS and IMAGES

Johnny U & family

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton

Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno makes a move while running against the San Diego Chargers during the second half of a NFL football game Sunday, Nov. in San Diego.

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