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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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  • Catching Up With . . . former Terp/Packers safety Tom Brown

    Catching Up With . . . former Terp/Packers safety Tom Brown
    For five years, he played football for the Green Bay Packers and Vince Lombardi, the quintessential tough coach. So how can Tom Brown now run a youth sports camp in Salisbury that's so relaxed the kids fill out the lineups, everyone gets to play and...
  • More mature West points No. 3 Towson football in right direction

    More mature West points No. 3 Towson football in right direction
    The Terrance West of old would have reacted to a pair of fumbles with a few choice words directed at anyone who happened to be nearby. But after two early turnovers last Saturday, No. 3 Towson's junior running back channeled his rage into redeeming...
  • The Sun Remembers: Oct 13-19

    The Sun Remembers: Oct 13-19
    Oct. 16, 2003: Third-ranked Severna Park gives field hockey coach Lil Shelton her 400th victory, 2-1 over South River for the Anne Arundel County championship. It's Shelton's 25th county title in 26 years of coaching. Oct. 17, 1998: Western Maryland...
  • The Sun Remembers: Oct. 20-26

    The Sun Remembers: Oct. 20-26
    Oct. 20, 2002: On the game's last play, rookie safety Will Demps intercepts a Jacksonville pass on the Ravens 1-yard line to save Baltimore's 17-10 victory over the visiting Jaguars. Oct. 22, 1982: In the first night high school football game ever...
  • Winning on road becoming habit for Towson football

    Winning on road becoming habit for Towson football
    Road games are supposed to be difficult. Try telling that to the Towson football team. The Tigers (7-1 overall and 3-1 in the Colonial Athletic Association), who moved from No. 7 to No. 8 in the Sports Network Football Championship Subdivision poll...
  • After 32 years, saying goodbye to The Baltimore Sun

    After 32 years, saying goodbye to The Baltimore Sun
    On my first night in Baltimore in 1981, in keeping with my adventurous and highly sophisticated palate, I took my wife out for pizza. We were at this place in Towson and I was reaching for a slice of pepperoni with my fat little fingers when there was a...
  • Joe Flacco joins the 20-interception club

    Joe Flacco joins the 20-interception club
    Believe it or not, Joe Flacco joined select company in 2013, doing something that all-time greats such as John Elway, Dan Marino, Brett Favre and Peyton Manning all did at least once in their career. Heck, even the great Johnny Unitas pulled it off, but...
  • For Towson football, a long journey to respectability

    For Towson football, a long journey to respectability
    In trying to sum up the past five years, Rob Ambrose thought back to his introductory press conference as Towson University's football coach. "I said, 'If we hadn't won some ball games by year three, I hope they had [a] good furniture budget, because...
  • The Sun Remembers: Jan. 5-11

    The Sun Remembers: Jan. 5-11
    Jan. 9, 2002: Fourth-ranked Maryland clears its bench in a 112-79 rout of North Carolina before a sellout crowd at Cole Field House. Juan Dixon leads the Terps (12-2), who accumulate the most points ever scored against the Tar Heels (5-7). Jan. 7, 2001:...
  • 2013 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm field cut to 10

    2013 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm field cut to 10
    The field of college quarterbacks left in the running for the 2013 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award has been narrowed to 10 finalists. The start of the football season featured 30 quarterbacks competing for the award.  The 10 remaining candidates are Tajh...
  • The Sun Remembers: Nov. 10-16

    The Sun Remembers: Nov. 10-16
    Nov. 14, 2009: Maryland's Torrey Smith breaks the team's single-season mark for all-purpose yards in the Terps' 36-9 football loss to Virginia Tech. With his four receptions for 55 yards, Smith surpasses the record of 1,840 yards held by LaMont Jordan....