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Johnny Unitas Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Trivia questions with answers about NFL Quarterback Johnny Unitas.

 

Johnny Unitas Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers
p>Who was Johnny Unitas?
A: He was an American professional American football player who played from the 1950s through the 1970s.

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".

 

During what period did Johnny Unitas play professional football?
A: He played from the 1950s through the 1970s.

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, 1964 and 1967?
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 time.

 

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 what?
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 what?
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?
A: 245.

How many passing yards was it?
A: 3,139.

How many  touchdowns did he get?
A: 27.

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 1951 season 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?
A: Houston.

The team finished the season 5–5 overall and 4–1 with whom as the starting quarterback?
A: Unitas.

As a freshman, Unitas completed how many passes?
A:  46 of 99 passes for 602 yards and nine touchdowns.