NFL To Observe Moment Of Silence In Honor Of Johnny Unitas

Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has directed all National Football League games this weekend to observe a moment of silence in remembrance of legendary quarterback Johnny Unitas, who died on Wednesday, the NFL announced Friday.

The moment of silence will commence at kickoff with all 22 players from the kicking and receiving teams in position on the field. In addition, NFL flags at the stadiums this weekend will be flown at half-staff.

Unitas held 22 league records when he retired in 1973, including 47 consecutive games with a touchdown pass, a record which still stands.

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