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The 10 oldest quarterbacks to play in a Super Bowl

On Feb. 7, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will become the oldest quarterback ever to start a Super Bowl at 39 years old. In a sport dominated by young blood, the fact Manning is still even playing at 39 is a tremendous accomplishment, let alone starting a Super Bowl. So with Peyton's age in mind, let's take a look at the 10 oldest quarterbacks to play in a Super Bowl...
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January 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Unitas Award blasts Ohio State fan on Twitter for mocking Connor Cook

On Tuesday, it was announced that Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook had won the 2015 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. He seemed to be pretty deserving of it, but it looks like one Ohio State fan wasn’t very happy with the decision and he decided to take a shot at Cook on Twitter. He mentioned the Unitas Award account on Twitter and said that Cook probably would have disrespected...
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December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnny Unitas Award Twitter Account Blasts Ohio State Fan Who Mocked Connor Cook

Today, Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook was named the winner of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, presented annually to the top senior collegiate quarterback.  After the news emerged on Twitter, an Ohio State fan named Matthew Gaskill tweeted at the award’s official account and mocked Cook for his perceived slight of Buckeye legend Archie Griffin after the Big Ten Championship...
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December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Aaron Rodgers set to pass Johnny Unitas as fastest QB to 30,000 yards

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is at that place in his career when he's going to start being mentioned with the all-time greats. Since taking over for Brett Favre as the Packers quarterback in 2008, he's compiled 180 more touchdowns (239) than interceptions (59). He's also led the Packers to a .694 winning percentage while totaling a ridiculous 106.5 quarterback rating...
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October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Hogan named to watchlist for the Johnny Unitas Award

Senior QB Kevin Hogan has been named to the Johnny Unitas Award watch list. The Unitas Award is presented annually to the nation's top college quarterback.The only Stanford player to ever win the award was Andrew Luck in 2011. Last season, Oregon's Marcus Mariota took home the award. Hogan was one of 27 players named to the watch list.(h/t SB Nation)
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August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

How Matt Ryan became “Matty Ice”

By Alex Tonico He wasn’t always “Matty Ice” to everybody. Going into the 2004 season at Boston College, he was just Matt. He was a young quarterback fighting for a starting job at a mediocre football school. Now he’s a three time pro-bowler with all major passing records in Falcons history. Now he’s the quarterback that has led comeback after comeback for the Falcons and...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers QB Phillip Rivers Broke Record Previously Held By Johnny Unitas and Kurt Warner Last Week

Phillip Rivers is awesome. The fiery veteran has given bloggers all sorts of material over the years with his wild displays of emotion. When this guy is happy it's obvious; angry--ditto. When he is pumped up there is no one in the league that is as animated as he is, and we love him for that. It's provided us with countless seconds of entertainment.But--did you know he's actually...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Unitas and Ray Lewis — Baltimore legends, immortalized together

Ground is breaking in Baltimore, and we’re not talking new property. It looks like the Johnny Unitas statue, which stands at the end of Ravens Walk, will have some company very soon. The Baltimore Ravens honored “The Golden Arm” back in October of 2002, a month after his passing. Unitas brought Baltimore fans a lot of excitement in his years as a Baltimore Colt. A legacy such...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

For my money, Sonny Jurgensen was better than Johnny Unitas…

I know this sounds like blasphemy, but I thought Sonny Jurgensen should have beaten out Johnny Unitas in the recent NFLN poll ranking the game’s greatest quarterbacks. This is not homerism either… as Jurgensen played the bulk of his career with the Washington Redskins. But Sonny was originally drafted and groomed by the Eagles. And man did he produce in the seven years he was...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Unitas, move over…

Well, that didn’t take long. Just one full season after his retirement, the Ravens announced plans to unveil a statue of Ray Lewis outside of M&T Bank Stadium for the 2014 season.  Frederick Kail, the sculptor who was commissioned to complete the Unitas statue in 2002, is apparently already “well into it,” and though the organization hasn’t tangibly seen the progress...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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