Please re-enter. Unitas moved with his new wife to Bloomfield, New Jersey. He also played football for the Bloomfield Rams, a semipro team in the Pittsburgh area that played on dirt, not grass, and sprayed the field with oil before a game to keep the dust down. The condition did not improve. Invalid email address. Many sport memorabilia shops sell merchandise with the autograph of Johnny Unitas.
Unitas also married his long time girlfriend, Dorothy Jean Hoelle. The Golden Arm restaurant prospered and he opened many other small businesses and restaurants in Florida. By 1956, the professional Baltimore Colts offered him a position as backup quarterback.
His colleagues agreed. You may opt-out at any time. Unitas's survivors include his wife, Sandra; six sons, John Jr. Events Guide Television Theater Video: Jump to: I said, 'That's my hero. His parents, Helen and Leon Unitas, bore four children and John was the third. By now he was bigger he would eventually weigh 200 pounds and soon he was a star.
The team cut him before he threw a single pass during an actual game. Retrieved from " http: Throughout the 1980s he invested in several businesses projects. When he retired after the 1973 season after 18 years in the National Football League -- the first 17 with the Baltimore Colts -- Unitas had a big part of the record book to himself. Unitas continued to play football, but in the semi-professional league for the Bloomfield Rams.
Guest Personal tools Log in. Like most players, Unitas took a physical beating from football, and he had both knees replaced.
He played for the Baltimore Colts for the majority of his career. News World U.