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Johnny U, Lamar Jackson top UofL football favorites

By Ed Peak

Johnny Unitas and Lamar Jackson arguably impacted University of Louisville football more than any former players. It’s ironic that Unitas was with the Baltimore Colts and a Super Bowl champion. Jackson the 2019 NFL MVP plays in Baltimore, for the Ravens.

Unitas was recruited out of Pennsylvania by the late Frank Gitschier for Coach Frank Camp’s Cardinals in the early 1950s. Gitschier saw something in Unitas and he was right. Unitas would go on to become an outstanding quarterback and one of the NFL’s all time greats.

Jackson, who won the Heisman Trophy in 2018, is off to a great start professional journey, He led the Ravens to a division championship and the No.