Johnny Unitas's Career Highlights

 

All-NFL: 1957 (NEA), 1958(AP, UPI, NEA, NY), 1959 (AP, UPI, NEA, NY),  1964 (AP, UPI, NEA, NY), 1965 (AP, UPI, NEA, NY),1967 (AP, UPI, NEA, NY)

 

 

 

All-NFL Second Team: 1957 (AP, UPI, NY), 1960 (UPI, NEA, NY), 1963 (AP, UPI, NEA, NY)

 

 

All Western Conference: 1958 (SN), 1959 (SN), 1960 (SN), 1964 (SN), 1965 (SN), 1967 (SN)

All AFC Second Team: 1970 (UPI)

(10) – 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968

(at time of his retirement following 1973 season)
 

• [1st] Most Passes Attempted, Career – 5,186
• [1st] Most Passes Completed, Career – 2,830
• [1st] Most Yards Gained, Career – 40,239
• [1st] Most Games 300 or More Yards, Career – 26
• [1st] Most Touchdown Passes, Career – 290
• [1st] Most Consecutive Game Touchdown Pass Thrown – 47 (1957-1960)
• [1st] Most Fumbles, Career - 95
• [Tied for 1st] Most Seasons Leading the League, Touchdown Passes – 4 (1957-1960)
• [2nd] Most Passes Had Intercepted, Career – 253
• [Tied for 2nd] Most Fumbles Recovered, Career – 29
• [Tied for 2nd] Most Own Fumbles Recovered, Career – 29
• [Tied for 2nd] Most Seasons, Active – 18
• [Tied for 2nd] Most Seasons 3,000 or More Yards Passing, Career – 3 (1960,1963,1967)
• [Tied for 3rd] Highest Pass Completion Percentage, Game (20 Att) – 85.00 (vs. Atlanta, Nov. 12,1967)

Super Bowl Records
• [1st] Longest Pass Completion – 75t (vs. Dallas, Super Bowl V)

NFC Championship Game Records
• [1st] Highest Pass Completion Percentage, Career (40 att) – 62.9 (3 games, 89-56)
• [1st] Most Passing Yards, Game – 349 (vs. New York Giants, 1958 NFL Championship Game)
• [2nd] Most Passes Completed, Game – 26 (vs. New York Giants, 1958 NFL Championship Game)

Colts' records held by Unitas
(Records through the 1972 season, Unitas's last season with Baltimore)

• [1st] Most Passing Yards, Game – 401 (vs. Atlanta, Sept. 17, 1967)
• [1st] Most Passing Yards, Season – 3,481 (1963)
• [1st] Most Passing Yards, Career – 39,768
• [1st] Most Games, 300 or More Yards Passing, Career – 27
• [1st] Most Pass Completions, Game – 26 (vs. New York Jets, Sept. 24 1972)
• [1st] Most Pass Completions, Season – 255 (1967)
• [1st] Most Pass Completions, Career – 2,796
• [1st] Most Consecutive Passes Completed – 12 (vs. New York Jets, Sept. 24 1972)
• [1st] Most Pass Attempts, Game – 45 (vs. New York Jets, Sept. 24 1972)
• [1st] Most Pass Attempts, Season – 436 (1967)
• [1st] Most Pass Attempts, Career – 5,110
• [1st] Highest Pass Completion Percentage, Game – 85.0 (vs. Atlanta, Nov. 12,1967)
• [1st] Highest Pass Completion Percentage, Season – 58.5 (1967)
• [1st] Highest Pass Completion Percentage, Career – 54.7
• [1st] Most Touchdown Passes, Season – 32 (1959)
• [1st] Most Touchdown Passes, Career – 287
• [1st] Most Consecutive Games Touchdown Pass Thrown – 47 (1956-1960)
• [1st] Longest Pass Completion – 89t (vs. Los Angeles Rams, Oct. 30, 1966)
• [Tied for 1st] Most Passes had Intercepted, Game – 5 (vs. San Francisco, Nov. 27, 1960; vs. Green Bay, Oct. 8, 1961; vs. Detroit, Nov. 20, 1966)
• [1st] Most Passes had Intercepted, Season – 24 (1960, 1962, 1966)
• [1st] Most Passes had Intercepted, Career – 246

League Statistical Championships
Passing Touchdown Titles: 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960

 

 

Team Statistical Championships
Passing Titles: 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971

 

 

• 1959 Most Valuable Player (UPI, SN, MX)
• 1964 Most Valuable Player (UPI, AP, SN, MX)
• 1967 Most Valuable Player (UPI, AP, NEA, SN, MX)
• 1970 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year
• 50th Anniversary Team
• 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
• 1960s All-Decade Team
• All-Time NFL Team
• AFL-NFL 1960-1984 All-Star Team

Year Team W L T Division Finish
1956 Baltimore Colts 5 7 0 (4th)
1957 Baltimore Colts 7 5 0 (3rd)
1958 Baltimore Colts 9 3 0 (1st)
1959 Baltimore Colts 9 3 0 (1st)
1960 Baltimore Colts 6 6 0 (4th)
1961 Baltimore Colts 8 6 0 (3rd)
1962 Baltimore Colts 7 7 0 (4th)
1963 Baltimore Colts 8 6 0 (3rd)
1964 Baltimore Colts 12 2 0 (1st)
1965 Baltimore Colts 10 3 1 (2nd)
1966 Baltimore Colts 9 5 0 (2nd)
1967 Baltimore Colts 11 1 2 (2nd)
1968 Baltimore Colts 13 1 0 (1st)
1969 Baltimore Colts 8 5 1 (2nd)
1970 Baltimore Colts 11 2 1 (1st)
1971 Baltimore Colts 10 4 0 (2nd)
1972 Baltimore Colts 5 9 0 (3rd)
1973 San Diego Chargers 2 11 1 (4th)

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