"I read somewhere where somebody said if you put the thick eyebrows and the thick mustache out there everybody would know it was Groucho Marks. And if you put a crew cut out there and a pair of high tops everybody would know it's John Unitas. Everybody from a certain era would.
"And that's the truth. I think that's what he represented, particularly to young kids like me growing up with the game. He happened to be a favorite of my oldest brother. You know how that is with younger brothers. So I always looked to this guy. He really was something. I didn't know much about his personal life. It sounds like he was a tremendous person too in the community, which is always good, always good for him and for the community and for the league. But that team: Unitas to Lenny Moore and Unitas to Ray Berry were things that I kind of grew up with. So it was a shock. It was a shock."