Monday, May 7, 2012
Johnny Unitas 1957 Topps Rookie card
Johnny Unitas was born on this day in 1933. In my humble opinion he is the greatest football player to ever play in the NFL. At least among those in my lifetime. I feel honored to have seen him.
As a kid I would spend Sunday morning in church praying for the Baltimore Colts and John Unitas. As much as I love the Orioles and Rangers, the Colts were all important in my life.
Johnny Unitas died in 2002. Outside of the assassination of John Kennedy his was the only public person's death to have affected me. RIP, John Unitas