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Chargers Fun Fact: Chargers' QB Johnny Unitas

He left the NFL as a Charger

By Lindsay Hood
|  Thursday, Oct 21, 2010  |  Updated 1:13 PM PDT
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Chargers Fun Fact: Chargers' QB Johnny Unitas

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Johnny Unitas, an NFL Hall of Famer who won three championships with the Baltimore Colts during his 18- year career, died Sept. 11 2002 at age 69.

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Not many people say the name Johnny Unitas and think of the Chargers. Unitas, QB during what some call the "greatest game ever played" ended his football career as a San Diego Charger.

Unitas passed for more than 40,000-yards and he reached that record while wearing a Chargers Uniform. By the time Unitas retired, he has 40,239 yards passing and 290 touchdowns passing. He threw at least one touchdown in 47 consecutive games.

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