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'King of the Quarterbacks' Dead at 69

Before Joe Namath, Joe Montana and Jim Kelly, there was Johnny U. -- number 19. More than 30 years after he threw his last off-the-ear spiral in the NFL, Johnny Unitas is still regarded by many as the quintessential field general and one of football's all-time greatest -- and gutsiest -- performers. He died Wednesday at 69 of an apparent heart attack.

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