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Johnny Unitas

John Constantine Unitas

Position: QB
Height: 6-1    Weight: 194 lbs.
Throws: Right

Born: May 7, 1933 in Pittsburgh, PA
Died: September 11, 2002 in Towson, MD
High School: St. Justin's
College: Louisville   (school history)
Drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 9th round (102nd overall) of the 1955 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 114 (47th overall since 1950)
10-time Pro Bowler & 5-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1979

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Johnny Unitas's Career 4th quarter comebacks and game-winning drives

The research for this page was done by Scott Kacsmar. Read his extensive three-part article (Part I - Part II - Part III) for full details.

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36 fourth quarter comebacks, 40 game-winning drives

Age is Years-Days
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
1 1956 5 1956-10-28 23-174 BAL GNB W 28-21 GWD
2 1956 6 1956-11-11 23-188 BAL @ CLE W 21-7 GWD
3 1956 12 1956-12-23 23-230 BAL WAS W 19-17 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
4 1957 7 1957-11-10 24-187 BAL @ WAS W 21-17 4QC / GWD
5 1957 8 1957-11-17 24-194 BAL @ CHI W 29-14 4QC / GWD
6 1957 9 1957-11-24 24-201 BAL SFO W 27-21 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
7 1958 1 1958-09-28 25-144 BAL DET W 28-15 4QC / GWD
8 1958 3 1958-10-12 25-158 BAL @ GNB W 24-17 4QC
9 1958 10 1958-11-30 25-207 BAL SFO W 35-27 4QC / GWD
10 1958 13 1958-12-28 25-235 BAL @ NYG W 23-17 26 40 65.00% 349 1 1 90.5 8.73 8.10 6 20 3.33 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
11 1959 3 1959-10-11 26-157 BAL @ DET W 31-24 4QC / GWD
12 1959 4 1959-10-18 26-164 BAL @ CHI W 21-7 GWD
13 1959 12 1959-12-12 26-219 BAL @ RAM W 45-26 4QC / GWD
14 1959 13 1959-12-27 26-234 BAL NYG W 31-16 18 29 62.07% 264 2 0 114.7 9.10 10.48 2 6 3.00 1 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
15 1960 7 1960-11-06 27-183 BAL GNB W 38-24 20 29 68.97% 324 4 1 131.3 11.17 12.38 5 28 5.60 0 GWD
16 1960 8 1960-11-13 27-190 BAL @ CHI W 24-20 16 33 48.48% 266 2 2 71.0 8.06 6.55 6 6 1.00 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
17 1961 1 1961-09-17 28-133 BAL RAM W 27-24 10 22 45.45% 132 1 2 42.2 6.00 2.82 5 27 5.40 1 GWD
18 1961 3 1961-10-01 28-147 BAL MIN W 34-33 13 27 48.15% 284 2 1 95.3 10.52 10.33 2 26 13.00 0 4QC / GWD
19 1961 6 1961-10-22 28-168 BAL @ DET W 17-14 22 36 61.11% 244 0 4 41.7 6.78 1.78 5 2 0.40 0 4QC / GWD
20 1961 12 1961-12-03 28-210 BAL SFO W 20-17 15 27 55.56% 216 1 1 78.6 8.00 7.07 4 11 2.75 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
21 1962 1 1962-09-16 29-132 BAL RAM W 30-27 19 35 54.29% 245 4 2 90.8 7.00 6.71 7 3 0.43 0 4QC / GWD
22 1962 13 1962-12-08 29-215 BAL WAS W 34-21 25 36 69.44% 367 4 1 127.9 10.19 11.17 4 22 5.50 0 4QC / GWD
23 1962 14 1962-12-16 29-223 BAL MIN W 42-17 19 34 55.88% 385 4 4 95.5 11.32 8.38 1 4 4.00 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
24 1963 2 1963-09-22 30-138 BAL @ SFO W 20-14 23 44 52.27% 288 1 0 80.5 6.55 7.00 1 4 4.00 0 4QC / GWD
25 1963 10 1963-11-17 30-194 BAL @ MIN W 37-34 14 23 60.87% 248 4 0 137.3 10.78 14.26 2 14 7.00 0 4QC / GWD
26 1963 14 1963-12-15 30-222 BAL RAM W 19-16 21 37 56.76% 323 1 1 83.5 8.73 8.05 6 57 9.50 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
27 1964 6 1964-10-18 31-164 BAL GNB W 24-21 14 27 51.85% 157 0 0 69.5 5.81 5.81 1 3 3.00 0 4QC / GWD
28 1964 10 1964-11-15 31-192 BAL MIN W 17-14 15 31 48.39% 289 2 0 102.8 9.32 10.61 3 8 2.67 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
29 1965 6 1965-10-24 32-170 BAL RAM W 35-20 18 27 66.67% 251 3 0 133.4 9.30 11.52 3 27 9.00 1 4QC / GWD
30 1965 10 1965-11-21 32-198 BAL PHI W 34-24 19 32 59.38% 305 2 1 99.1 9.53 9.38 0 0 0 4QC / GWD
31 1965 11 1965-11-25 32-202 BAL @ DET T 24-24 14 34 41.18% 188 3 2 64.3 5.53 4.65 2 11 5.50 0 4QC
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
32 1966 12 1966-12-04 33-211 BAL CHI W 21-16 13 21 61.90% 148 1 1 79.1 7.05 5.86 0 0 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
33 1967 6 1967-10-22 34-168 BAL @ MIN T 20-20 20 34 58.82% 235 1 1 77.5 6.91 6.18 4 18 4.50 0 4QC
34 1967 7 1967-10-29 34-175 BAL @ WAS W 17-13 19 33 57.58% 242 1 1 78.1 7.33 6.58 1 13 13.00 0 4QC / GWD
35 1967 8 1967-11-05 34-182 BAL GNB W 13-10 15 32 46.88% 126 2 1 65.4 3.94 3.78 3 9 3.00 0 4QC / GWD
36 1967 12 1967-12-03 34-210 BAL DAL W 23-17 22 39 56.41% 275 1 3 55.0 7.05 4.10 3 7 2.33 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
37 1968 14 1968-12-15 35-222 BAL @ RAM W 28-24 4 9 44.44% 67 1 1 67.6 7.44 4.67 1 5 5.00 0 GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
38 1969 3 1969-10-05 36-151 BAL @ ATL W 21-14 18 24 75.00% 164 1 1 89.6 6.83 5.79 2 -4 -2.00 0 GWD
39 1969 4 1969-10-13 36-159 BAL PHI W 24-20 19 34 55.88% 250 0 2 54.8 7.35 4.71 1 4 4.00 0 4QC / GWD
40 1969 10 1969-11-23 36-200 BAL @ CHI W 24-21 3 3 100.00% 29 0 0 106.9 9.67 9.67 0 0 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
41 1970 1 1970-09-20 37-136 BAL @ SDG W 16-14 15 31 48.39% 202 0 1 56.1 6.52 5.06 1 0 0.00 0 4QC / GWD
42 1970 4 1970-10-11 37-157 BAL @ HOU W 24-20 15 30 50.00% 227 2 1 83.6 7.57 7.40 1 -3 -3.00 0 4QC / GWD
43 1970 11 1970-11-29 37-206 BAL CHI W 21-20 23 40 57.50% 258 2 5 54.0 6.45 1.83 2 0 0.00 0 4QC / GWD

2 other games of note

Age is Years-Days
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
1 1963 6 1963-10-20 30-166 BAL @ DET W 25-21 9 24 37.50% 123 1 1 51.2 5.13 4.08 3 15 5.00 0 QB deserves little credit
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
2 1970 9 1970-11-15 37-192 BAL BUF T 17-17 15 29 51.72% 221 1 1 74.1 7.62 6.76 0 0 0 QB deserves little credit