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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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  • Gangster Killed in Ambush

     
    Gov. Brown cites a projected $70-million surplus, says he'll propose no new taxes. Fred Whalen admits hitting Tony Reno, who was sitting with Mickey Cohen at Rondelli's restaurant when Whalen's son, Jack, was killed. Dean “The Love Bug” Jones in “...
  • Sports Legend Revealed: Did NBC send an employee on the field to delay an NFL title game?

     
    FOOTBALL LEGEND: NBC sent an employee running on to the field to delay the 1958 NFL title game because they had lost the TV signal. STATUS: I'm Going With True. I've already written in the past about the great influence......
  • John Mackey dies at 69; NFL Hall of Famer revolutionized tight end position

    John Mackey, who helped revolutionize the NFL's tight end position and whose post-football struggles with dementia became emblematic of the brutality of the game, has died. He was 69. Mackey died Wednesday in Baltimore after a 10-year battle with frontal...
  • 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...
  • Colts great 'blocked out the sun' and rushers, too

    His crushing blocks launched Lenny Moore's runs and saved John Unitas' skin. Jim Parker, the Hall of Famer who anchored the Baltimore Colts' offensive line during the club's glory years, died yesterday of congestive heart failure and kidney disease at...
  • Old Colts delight in Ravens' NFL title

    They watched the Super Bowl flanked by family, friends and Fritos. Many former Baltimore Colts, some with championship rings themselves, celebrated quietly. But others, such as Jim Parker, said the Ravens' victory over the New York Giants made him feel...
  • Colts-Giants II: Greatest letdown

    They were almost identical teams, with the same coaches and similar rosters, that had combined for what is referred to as "The Greatest Game Ever Played" the NFL's first overtime championship, which put pro football on a glittering run to record...
  • Unitas statue unveiled at ceremony honoring Colts Hall of Fame players

    Ravens Stadium got the Unitas touch yesterday, from the 13-foot statue of John Unitas to a ring of honor induction for Baltimore Colts Hall of Famers to an eloquent halftime address by the late quarterback's wife. "He was very much looking forward to...
  • Q&A with Mike Preston

    Julie, Baltimore: OK, Mike, it's the beginning of the second half, and through one half, Boller looks pretty good. No turnovers, no stumbles, few incompletions, and 2 TDs. Green Bay's defense is supposed to be pretty good against the pass. Can you give...
  • Hall-of-Fame Voice

    Thousands of Marylanders have grown up thinking that the sound of Chuck Thompson's voice is as much a part of a radio's apparatus as the volume switch or the channel selector. To so many of those people, that voice is the sound of summer, just as Old Bay...
  • 'A class all to himself'

    Chuck Thompson, whose familiar radio voice painted the picture of Baltimore sports for more than half a century, died yesterday morning after suffering a stroke Saturday. He was 83. Mr. Thompson, known for his catch phrases "Ain't the beer cold!" and "Go...