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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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  • For players, AFC championship the 'epitome' of where they want to be

    For players, AFC championship the 'epitome' of where they want to be
    For the fans, Sunday's AFC title game between the Ravens and New England Patriots is just another step to the Super Bowl. But those who have played in a conference championship for Baltimore say that, psychologically, the game means much, much more....
  • Former Colts great Raymond Berry has ties to Baltimore and New England

    Former Colts great Raymond Berry has ties to Baltimore and New England
    Raymond Berrycan't fathom the odds. Who'd have thought that, the same year he was asked to present the Vince Lombardi Trophy, the two locales most dear to his heart would be playing on Sunday for a Super Bowl berth? That's Baltimore, the town Berry...
  • Colts Hall of Famers set to reunite for Sports Legends induction

    Colts Hall of Famers set to reunite for Sports Legends induction
    Sitting on stage alongside his aging teammates, having dinner during the Sports Legend Museum induction at Martin's West Tuesday night, 85-year-old Gino Marchetti will chew on this: "It's amazing to me that, after all these years, people are still...
  • Flacco receives praise from Ravens' Bisciotti, Newsome

    Flacco receives praise from Ravens' Bisciotti, Newsome
    Joe Flacco’s performance in the AFC championship game might not have silenced all his critics, but in the minds of owner Steve Bisciotti and general manager Ozzie Newsome, there is no question the 27-year-old quarterback is the man to lead the...
  • Ravens go overboard with Joe Flacco love-fest

    Ravens go overboard with Joe Flacco love-fest
    After nearly 30 minutes, it was apparent that the theme of the "State of the Ravens" address was about kissing up to quarterback Joe Flacco. In the weeks leading up to the AFC championship, Flacco had talked about being underappreciated here in Baltimore...
  • Missing Unitas: 5 years later, his city has changed, but love remains

    Missing Unitas: 5 years later, his city has changed, but love remains
    It's been five years since he left us. Five years since his heart stopped at age 69, an act that, even now, feels much bigger than a man's physical death. It was dubbed the end of an era by a thousand scribes, but that barely scratched the surface. It...
  • Uniform changes will make Maryland a truly new-look football team

    Uniform changes will make Maryland a truly new-look football team
    When Maryland's new football uniforms are unveiled later this month, they will be as conspicuous for what doesn't appear on the jerseys as what does. Gone will be the players' names — an equipment decision that figures prominently in what might...
  • Robinson to join Johnny U, the Babe with statue near stadiums

    Robinson to join Johnny U, the Babe with statue near stadiums
    As artist Joseph Sheppard pondered creating a statue of one of baseball's icons, one image of Brooks Robinson kept flashing through his mind: having stabbed a scorching grounder, the Orioles' third baseman readies to throw out the runner at first. Eyes...
  • Five Things We Learned in the Ravens' 34-17 win over the Jets

    Five Things We Learned in the Ravens' 34-17 win over the Jets
    1. If you have issues with your offensive line, or your quarterback likes to hang in there against the pass rush, the Ravens defense will eat you alive. With the Ravens sporting a 3-1 record going into the bye week, there is a lot to be impressed with...
  • Dr. J documentary to bring back memories of greatness

    Dr. J documentary to bring back memories of greatness
    Julius Erving, the great "Dr. J," had the biggest hand of any athlete I've ever shook hands with. If you care about these things, Michael Jordan was No. 2 on that list. And John Unitas, the iconic Baltimore Colts quarterback, was No. 3. No, I'm not a...
  • Baltimore's heart will always beat for No. 52

    I have never met Ray Lewis, but I feel as if I know him. How many people say the same thing? My guess is that there are many. I wonder if there has ever been a professional sports legend who has bonded so intimately with the city he represents ("'My...