facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Joe Flacco to play Johnny U in movie

April 7, 2013 at 11:26 AM   |   Comments

BALTIMORE, April 7 (UPI) -- Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will play Johnny Unitas in an upcoming movie about the 1958 NFL championship game, Unitas' son said.

Joe Unitas told the Baltimore Sun Flacco would handle the football scenes in the shooting of "Unitas We Stand" this summer.

"The way Joe plays and his demeanor reminds me a lot of my dad," Unitas said. "He's not a rah-rah guy. He throws a touchdown and maybe there's a little fist pump."

Unitas called Flacco, who led the Ravens to a Super Bowl victory this winter, a "good role model for kids."

Flacco said in a written statement posted on the film's website he "was honored by the opportunity" and assured fans the movie would not interfere with his preparations for next season.

Johnny Unitas died of a heart attack in 2002.

Topics: Joe Flacco
© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Prince William to step in for Kate Middleton after she cancels Malta tour Prince William to step in for Kate Middleton after she cancels Malta tour
2
Giuliana Rancic calls out Ariana Grande for diva behavior Giuliana Rancic calls out Ariana Grande for diva behavior
3
Taylor Swift named People magazine's 'Best Dressed' celebrity Taylor Swift named People magazine's 'Best Dressed' celebrity
4
Kendall Jenner reportedly 'bullied' by other models at fashion shows Kendall Jenner reportedly 'bullied' by other models at fashion shows
5
Lana Del Rey cancels European tour due to illness Lana Del Rey cancels European tour due to illness
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback