Baltimore Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas, circa 1960.
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Johnny Unitas in uniform kneeling

Credit: Reprinted by permission of Unitas Management Corporation, Baldwin, Maryland 21013,

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.

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