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Chargers Fun Fact: Chargers' QB Johnny Unitas

He left the NFL as a Charger

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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.

    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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