Johnny Unitas Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers
Who was Johnny Unitas?
A: He was a professional American
football player who played from the
1950s through the
What was his birth name?
A: John Constantine Unitas .
On what date was he born?
A: May 7, 1933.
Who were Johnny's parents?
A: Francis J. Unitas and Lithuanian
immigrant Helen Superfisky.
Where was he born?
A: In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
On what date did he die?
A: September 11, 2002.
What were his nicknames?
A: "Johnny U", and "The Golden Arm".
He spent the majority of his career playing for what team?
A: The Baltimore Colts.
He was a record-setting quarterback, and the National
Football League's what in 1959,
A: Most valuable player.
For 52 years Unitas held the record for most consecutive
games with a what?
A: Touchdown pass (which he set between 1956–1960).
What New Orleans Saints quarterback broke his long standing
record on October 7, 2012?
A: Drew Brees.
Unitas was the prototype of the modern era marquee
quarterback with a what?
A: A strong passing game, media fanfare, and widespread popularity.
He has been consistently listed as one of the what?
A: Greatest NFL players of all
How old was Johnny when his father died?
A: He was 4.
Who raised Johnny?
A: He was raised by his mother, who worked two jobs to support the family.
Attending St Justin's High School in Pittsburgh, Unitas
played what positions?
A: Halfback and quarterback.
After high school, Unitas looked for an opportunity to do
A: To play college football.
A university came through and Unitas left home for where?
A: The University of Louisville Kentucky.
In his younger years Johnny always dreamt about being part
of the what?
A: Fighting Irish of Notre Dame.
When Unitas tried out, the coach said that he was just too
A: Skinny and he'd "get murdered" if he was put on the field.
In his four-year career as a Louisville Cardinal, Unitas
completed how many passes?
How many passing yards was it?
How many touchdowns did he get?
Reportedly, the 6-foot-1 Johnny Unitas weighed how much on
his first day of practice at Louisville?
A: 145 pounds.
Unitas' first start was in what game of the
against St. Bonaventure?
A: The fifth.
In the game, Unitas threw 11 consecutive passes and three
touchdowns to give the Cardinals a what?
A: A 21–19 lead.
Louisville lost the game 22–21 on a disputed field goal,
but it had found a what?
A: A talented quarterback.
Unitas completed 12 of 19 passes for 240 yards and four
touchdowns in a 35–28 victory over what team?
The team finished the season 5–5 overall and 4–1 with whom
as the starting quarterback?
As a freshman, Unitas completed how many passes?
A: 46 of 99 passes for 602 yards and nine touchdowns.
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