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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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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 17, 2014 8:25PM
All-Time Rank: #1. JOHNNY UNITAS… #2. Gale Sayers… #3. Jim Brown… #4. Otto Graham… 

Passing

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD AV
1956 23 BAL QB 19 12 7 3-4-0 110 198 55.6 1498 9 4.5 10 5.1 54 7.6 6.2 13.6 124.8 74.0 0 0
1957* 24 BAL QB 19 12 12 7-5-0 172 301 57.1 2550 24 8.0 17 5.6 82 8.5 7.5 14.8 212.5 88.0 0 0
1958*+ 25 BAL QB 19 10 9 8-2-0 136 263 51.7 2007 19 7.2 7 2.7 77 7.6 7.9 14.8 200.7 90.0 1 1
1959*+ 26 BAL QB 19 12 12 9-3-0 193 367 52.6 2899 32 8.7 14 3.8 71 7.9 7.9 15.0 241.6 92.0 1 1
1960* 27 BAL QB 19 12 12 6-6-0 190 378 50.3 3099 25 6.6 24 6.3 80 8.2 6.7 16.3 258.3 73.7 1 2 16
1961* 28 BAL QB 19 14 14 8-6-0 229 420 54.5 2990 16 3.8 24 5.7 72 7.1 5.3 13.1 213.6 66.1 3 4 14
1962* 29 BAL QB 19 14 14 7-7-0 222 389 57.1 2967 23 5.9 23 5.9 80 7.6 6.1 13.4 211.9 76.5 3 3 10
1963* 30 BAL QB 19 14 14 8-6-0 237 410 57.8 3481 20 4.9 12 2.9 64 8.5 8.1 14.7 248.6 89.7 3 3 14
1964*+ 31 BAL QB 19 14 14 12-2-0 158 305 51.8 2824 19 6.2 6 2.0 74 9.3 9.6 17.9 201.7 96.4 2 2 17
1965+ 32 BAL QB 19 11 11 8-2-1 164 282 58.2 2530 23 8.2 12 4.3 61 9.0 8.7 15.4 230.0 97.4 3 2 14
1966* 33 BAL QB 19 14 13 9-4-0 195 348 56.0 2748 22 6.3 24 6.9 89 7.9 6.1 14.1 196.3 74.0 1 1 12
1967*+ 34 BAL QB 19 14 14 11-1-2 255 436 58.5 3428 20 4.6 16 3.7 88 7.9 7.1 13.4 244.9 83.6 4 3 19
1968 35 BAL 19 5 11 32 34.4 139 2 6.3 4 12.5 37 4.3 0.0 12.6 27.8 30.1 0 1 1
1969 36 BAL QB 19 13 12 7-5-0 178 327 54.4 2342 12 3.7 20 6.1 52 7.2 5.1 13.2 180.2 64.0 12 93 6.63 4.69 3.5 2 3 9
1970 37 BAL QB 19 14 13 10-2-1 166 321 51.7 2213 14 4.4 18 5.6 55 6.9 5.2 13.3 158.1 65.1 19 158 6.04 4.49 5.6 3 3 10
1971 38 BAL qb 19 13 5 3-2-0 92 176 52.3 942 3 1.7 9 5.1 35 5.4 3.4 10.2 72.5 52.3 15 129 4.26 2.45 7.9 4
1972 39 BAL qb 19 8 5 1-4-0 88 157 56.1 1111 4 2.5 6 3.8 63 7.1 5.9 12.6 138.9 70.8 14 114 5.83 4.72 8.2 4
1973 40 SDG qb 19 5 4 1-3-0 34 76 44.7 471 3 3.9 7 9.2 51 6.2 2.8 13.9 94.2 40.0 14 96 4.17 1.33 15.6 1
Career 211 185 118-64-4 2830 5186 54.6 40239 290 5.6 253 4.9 89 7.8 6.7 14.2 190.7 78.2 74 590 7.54 6.48 1.4 27 29 145
17 yrs BAL 206 181 117-61-4 2796 5110 54.7 39768 287 5.6 246 4.8 89 7.8 6.7 14.2 193.0 78.8 60 494 5.87 4.22 5.8 27 29 144
1 yr SDG 5 4 1-3-0 34 76 44.7 471 3 3.9 7 9.2 51 6.2 2.8 13.9 94.2 40.0 14 96 4.17 1.33 15.6 1

Playoff Record as Starting QB: 1958 (1-0), 1959 (1-0), 1964 (0-1), 1970 (3-0), 1971 (1-1)
Playoff Comebacks: 1958 (1),1959 (1)
Playoff Game-Winning Drives: 1958 (1),1959 (1)

Comeback and game-winning drive numbers are based on research by Scott Kacsmar, as described in parts I, II, and III on the blog.

Advanced Passing

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS QBrec Att Y/A+ NY/A+ AY/A+ ANY/A+ Cmp%+ TD%+ Int%+ Sack%+ Rate+
1956 23 BAL QB 19 12 7 3-4-0 198 108 114 117 97 118 116
1957* 24 BAL QB 19 12 12 7-5-0 301 122 131 120 134 111 135
1958*+ 25 BAL QB 19 10 9 8-2-0 263 107 126 104 122 133 127
1959*+ 26 BAL QB 19 12 12 9-3-0 367 110 120 108 128 115 125
1960* 27 BAL QB 19 12 12 6-6-0 378 112 109 97 110 99 106
1961* 28 BAL QB 19 14 14 8-6-0 420 93 95 109 88 104 97
1962* 29 BAL QB 19 14 14 7-7-0 389 100 101 117 104 100 106
1963* 30 BAL QB 19 14 14 8-6-0 410 120 123 121 96 124 120
1964*+ 31 BAL QB 19 14 14 12-2-0 305 135 136 101 107 135 125
1965+ 32 BAL QB 19 11 11 8-2-1 282 129 125 122 128 107 126
1966* 33 BAL QB 19 14 13 9-4-0 348 113 103 116 111 84 105
1967*+ 34 BAL QB 19 14 14 11-1-2 436 115 116 126 97 117 116
1969 36 BAL QB 19 13 12 7-5-0 327 105 119 96 104 109 89 91 124 96
1970 37 BAL QB 19 14 13 10-2-1 321 102 108 100 103 101 99 98 113 99
1971 38 BAL qb 19 13 5 3-2-0 176 76 79 81 82 103 74 103 100 87
1972 39 BAL qb 19 8 5 1-4-0 157 107 106 108 108 113 84 116 99 107
1973 40 SDG qb 19 5 4 1-3-0 76 92 79 74 70 77 98 58 64 71
Career 211 185 118-64-4 5186

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
1956 23 BAL QB 19 12 7 28 155 1 34 5.5 12.9 2.3 1 1 1.0 0 1 0.1 0.1 156 1 4
1957* 24 BAL QB 19 12 12 42 171 1 24 4.1 14.3 3.5 171 1 7
1958*+ 25 BAL QB 19 10 9 33 139 3 28 4.2 13.9 3.3 139 3 5
1959*+ 26 BAL QB 19 12 12 29 145 2 21 5.0 12.1 2.4 145 2 6
1960* 27 BAL QB 19 12 12 36 195 0 27 5.4 16.3 3.0 195 0 8
1961* 28 BAL QB 19 14 14 54 190 2 18 3.5 13.6 3.9 190 2 9
1962* 29 BAL QB 19 14 14 50 137 0 25 2.7 9.8 3.6 137 0 5
1963* 30 BAL QB 19 14 14 47 224 0 26 4.8 16.0 3.4 224 0 13
1964*+ 31 BAL QB 19 14 14 37 162 2 20 4.4 11.6 2.6 162 2 6
1965+ 32 BAL QB 19 11 11 17 68 1 18 4.0 6.2 1.5 68 1 7
1966* 33 BAL QB 19 14 13 20 44 1 16 2.2 3.1 1.4 44 1 5
1967*+ 34 BAL QB 19 14 14 22 89 0 13 4.0 6.4 1.6 89 0 4
1968 35 BAL 19 5 3 -1 0 5 -0.3 -0.2 0.6 -1 0 3
1969 36 BAL QB 19 13 12 11 23 0 13 2.1 1.8 0.8 23 0 2
1970 37 BAL QB 19 14 13 9 16 0 9 1.8 1.1 0.6 16 0 2
1971 38 BAL qb 19 13 5 9 5 0 3 0.6 0.4 0.7 5 0 3
1972 39 BAL qb 19 8 5 3 15 0 8 5.0 1.9 0.4 15 0 3
Career 211 185 450 1777 13 34 3.9 8.4 2.1 1 1 1.0 0 1 0.0 0.0 1778 13 95

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
1956 23 BAL QB 19 12 7 0 4 2 0 0
1957* 24 BAL QB 19 12 12 0 7 1 0 0
1958*+ 25 BAL QB 19 10 9 0 5 4 0 0
1959*+ 26 BAL QB 19 12 12 0 6 1 0 0
1960* 27 BAL QB 19 12 12 0 8 2 0 0
1961* 28 BAL QB 19 14 14 0 9 2 0 0
1962* 29 BAL QB 19 14 14 0 5 0 0 0
1963* 30 BAL QB 19 14 14 0 13 3 -4 0
1964*+ 31 BAL QB 19 14 14 0 6 5 2 0
1965+ 32 BAL QB 19 11 11 0 7 2 0 0
1966* 33 BAL QB 19 14 13 0 5 1 0 0
1967*+ 34 BAL QB 19 14 14 0 4 3 0 0
1968 35 BAL 19 5 0 3 0 0 0
1969 36 BAL QB 19 13 12 0 2 1 0 0
1970 37 BAL QB 19 14 13 0 2 1 0 0
1971 38 BAL qb 19 13 5 0 3 1 -2 0
1972 39 BAL qb 19 8 5 0 3 0 0 0
1973 40 SDG qb 19 5 4 0 3 0 0 0
Career 211 185 0 95 29 -4 0
17 yrs BAL 206 181 0 92 29 -4 0
1 yr SDG 5 4 0 3 0 0 0

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1956 23 BAL QB 19 12 7 1 1 6
1957* 24 BAL QB 19 12 12 1 1 6
1958*+ 25 BAL QB 19 10 9 3 3 18
1959*+ 26 BAL QB 19 12 12 2 2 12
1961* 28 BAL QB 19 14 14 2 2 12
1964*+ 31 BAL QB 19 14 14 2 2 12
1965+ 32 BAL QB 19 11 11 1 1 6
1966* 33 BAL QB 19 14 13 1 1 6
Career 211 185 13 13 78
NumYrs Players whose career was of similar quality and shape
3 Peyton Manning, Dan Marino*, Jeff Garcia, Carson Palmer, Matt Ryan, Jim Kelly*, Bernie Kosar, Kurt Warner, Aaron Brooks, Joe Namath*
4 Peyton Manning, Jeff Garcia, Dan Marino*, Matt Ryan, Carson Palmer, Kurt Warner, Steve Grogan, Joe Namath*, Aaron Brooks, Jim Kelly*
5 Matt Ryan, Peyton Manning, Jeff Garcia, Dan Marino*, Steve Grogan, Joe Namath*, Brett Favre, Ken Anderson, Aaron Brooks, Boomer Esiason
6 Dan Marino*, Peyton Manning, Jim Zorn, Boomer Esiason, Steve Grogan, Jim Kelly*, Aaron Brooks, Jeff Garcia, Brett Favre, Matt Ryan
7 Dan Marino*, Fran Tarkenton*, Jim Kelly*, Boomer Esiason, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Troy Aikman*, Jim Zorn, Brett Favre, Ken Anderson
8 Dan Marino*, Fran Tarkenton*, Peyton Manning, Brett Favre, John Elway*, Mark Brunell, Trent Green, Troy Aikman*, Donovan McNabb, Jim Kelly*
9 Dan Marino*, Fran Tarkenton*, Brett Favre, Trent Green, Donovan McNabb, Jim Kelly*, Peyton Manning, Mark Brunell, Drew Brees, Warren Moon*
10 Fran Tarkenton*, Dan Marino*, Brett Favre, Drew Brees, Jim Kelly*, Trent Green, Tom Brady, Warren Moon*, Peyton Manning, Roger Staubach*
11 Brett Favre, Fran Tarkenton*, Dan Marino*, Drew Brees, Donovan McNabb, John Elway*, Peyton Manning, Ken Anderson, Joe Montana*, Tom Brady
12 Brett Favre, Fran Tarkenton*, Dan Marino*, Drew Brees, Joe Montana*, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Ken Anderson, Warren Moon*, John Elway*
13 Fran Tarkenton*, Brett Favre, Dan Marino*, Drew Brees, John Elway*, Tom Brady, Ken Anderson, Dan Fouts*, Joe Montana*, Terry Bradshaw*
14 Fran Tarkenton*, Brett Favre, Dan Marino*, John Elway*, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Ken Anderson, Warren Moon*, Tom Brady, Joe Montana*
15 Fran Tarkenton*, Brett Favre, Dan Marino*, John Elway*, Drew Brees, Joe Montana*, Ken Anderson, Warren Moon*, Peyton Manning, Dan Fouts*
16 Brett Favre, Fran Tarkenton*, Dan Marino*, John Elway*, Joe Montana*, Drew Brees, Ken Anderson, Warren Moon*, Peyton Manning, Dan Fouts*
17 Brett Favre, Fran Tarkenton*, John Elway*, Dan Marino*, Joe Montana*, Drew Brees, Ken Anderson, Warren Moon*, Peyton Manning, Dan Fouts*
18 John Elway*, Dan Marino*, Brett Favre, Fran Tarkenton*, Joe Montana*, Drew Brees, Ken Anderson, Warren Moon*, Peyton Manning, Dan Fouts*
Career Dan Marino*, John Elway*, Fran Tarkenton*, Joe Montana*, Ken Anderson, Warren Moon*, Brett Favre, Dan Fouts*, Peyton Manning, Terry Bradshaw*

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams

Fantasy

Year Age G FantPos FantPt VBD PosRank OvRank
1970 37 14 QB 110 16
1971 38 13 QB 32 33
1972 39 8 QB 50 27
1973 40 5 QB 17 41
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