John Constantine Unitas (Jonaitis) was born to Lithuanian immigrant parents in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1933.
Johnny Unitas, or “Johnny U,” and nicknamed, “The Golden Arm,” was a professional American football player in the 1950s through the 1970s, spending the majority of his career with the Baltimore Colts (now, the Ravens). He was a record-setting quarterback, and the National Football League’s most valuable player in 1959, 1964, and 1967. His record of throwing a touchdown pass in 47 consecutive games (between 1956-1960) remains unsurpassed as of 2011. He has been consistently listed as one of the greatest NFL players of all time.