John Constantine Unitas, nicknamed "Johnny U" and "The
Golden Arm", was an American football player
in the National Football League. He spent
the majority of his career playing for the
Baltimore Colts. He was a record-setting
quarterback, and the NFL's most valuable
player in 1957, 1959, 1964, and 1967.
For 52 years he held the record for most consecutive games
with a touchdown pass, until quarterback
Drew Brees broke his long standing record on
October 7, 2012. Unitas was 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.