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Johnny Unitas

John Constantine Unitas played quarterback for 18 seasons in the National Football League.

Unitas, also affectionately known as "Johnny U," was a member of the Baltimore Colts for 17 years, and he finished his career with the San Diego Chargers. Unitas threw for 40,239 yards and 290 touchdowns in his career.

Uniats was born on May 7, 1933 in Pittsburgh, Pa., and died on Sept. 11, 2002, in Timonium, Md. Towson University's football stadium is named in honor of Unitas.
John Constantine Unitas played quarterback for 18 seasons in the National Football League.

Unitas, also affectionately known as "Johnny U," was a member of the Baltimore Colts for 17 years, and he finished his career with the San Diego Chargers. Unitas threw for 40,239 yards and 290 touchdowns in his career.

Uniats was born on May 7, 1933 in Pittsburgh, Pa., and died on Sept. 11, 2002, in Timonium, Md. Towson University's football stadium is named in honor of Unitas.
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  • Earl Morrall dies at 79; key NFL backup quarterback

    Earl Morrall was the NFL's answer to a brilliant Broadway understudy. He left his mark on NFL history by stepping in for two future Hall of Fame quarterbacks — Johnny Unitas in Baltimore and Bob Griese in Miami — and turning in a string of...
  • Ravens Q&A with Mike Preston

    Ravens Q&A with Mike Preston
    Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston checks in for an offseason edition of his Q&A, answering your questions about the Ravens. You often talk about the watered-down level of the players because of the 32 teams that now operate in the NFL. what is the...
  • Morrall, who led Colts to 1969 Super Bowl, dies

    Morrall, who led Colts to 1969 Super Bowl, dies
    Longtime NFL quarterback Earl Morrall, who filled in for an injured Johnny Unitas during the 1968 season and was named the league's Most Valuable Player for leading the Colts to the Super Bowl, died on Friday in Florida. He was 79. Morrall played 21 pro...
  • William K. McCardell, USF&G executive

    William K. McCardell, USF&G executive
    William Kenneth "Mac" McCardell, a retired United States Fidelity and Guaranty insurance executive and World War II veteran, died of congestive heart failure March 31 at the Stella Maris Rehabilitation Center. The Mays Chapel resident was 92. Born in...
  • Baltimore Colts once called Towson's Campus Hills home

    Baltimore Colts once called Towson's Campus Hills home
    Rarely is a team, or its city, connected to one seminal moment in the way the Baltimore Colts are connected in so many minds with the 1958 NFL Championship game at the New York Giants, known as the "Greatest Game Ever Played." On the cusp of Super...
  • Art Donovan wasn't from here, but he epitomized Baltimore

    Art Donovan wasn't from here, but he epitomized Baltimore
    There was a message left on the office phone one cold night in 2001, but the caller didn't leave his name. It was just an old raspy voice wanting to say hi. I recognized the voice because I had heard him talk several hundred times, so I called him...
  • Eagles have some business to finish before winning NFC East

    Eagles have some business to finish before winning NFC East
    — A relatively easy schedule, the surreal play of Nick Foles and ability of their defense to pull together and cover up its limitations has helped the Philadelphia Eagles make it to where they are today: at the top of a weak NFC East and in...
  • Hall of Famer Ogden poised to become legend

    Hall of Famer Ogden poised to become legend
    A little less than four months after Jonathan Ogden was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the lineman who was the Ravens' first-ever draft pick in 1996 will return to Baltimore to give another podium speech. The Babe Ruth Birthplace...
  • Towson vs. James Madison college football preview

    Towson vs. James Madison college football preview
    James Madison (6-5, 3-4) @ Towson (9-2, 5-2) When: Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Site: Johnny Unitas Stadium Audio: TowsonTigers.com Series: James Madison leads, 18-5-1 What's at stake: Towson has no shot at a third straight Colonial Athletic...
  • Effort to build statue of Lenny Moore gains steam

    Effort to build statue of Lenny Moore gains steam
    Colts Hall of Fame running back Lenny Moore's name is synonymous with Baltimore's football tradition. Now he could have his image immortalized. A $750,000 fund-raising drive in conjunction with the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation was announced...
  • The Sun Remembers: Dec. 1-7

    The Sun Remembers: Dec. 1-7
    Dec. 7, 2002: "It felt like a dream out there," Navy quarterback Craig Candeto says after leading the Midshipmen past Army, 58-12, before an announced 78,672 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Candeto runs for six scores and passes for one as Navy...