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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 NFL defensive lineman Roger Brown

    Catching Up With . . . former NFL defensive lineman Roger Brown
    That one of the largest pro football players of his era now owns three restaurants isn't surprising. But how did Roger Brown shed 50 pounds doing it? "My goal now is to sell the food, not eat it," said Brown, 76, who played at Maryland State before...
  • Catching Up With ... former Baltimore Colts LB Ray May

    Catching Up With ... former Baltimore Colts LB Ray May
    Ray May doesn't go out much. It's hard to get around when both of your hips are shot, and your legs go numb, and you need a cane, maybe two, to walk. Nine years of playing professional football wore him down. At 68, May — a starting linebacker...
  • 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...
  • Catching Up With ... Former Colt Sam Havrilak

    Catching Up With ... Former Colt Sam Havrilak
    He used to do work that rattled one's teeth. Now, Sam Havrilak's job is to care for them. A dentist in Parkville, Havrilak tends patients' chompers with the same hands that once passed, caught and cradled the football for the Colts. Every day finds...
  • Towson doesn't fear jet lag in FCS semifinals

    The Towson football team has already set benchmarks that will be difficult to match or exceed in future years: a single-season record of 12 victories, two NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoff wins and the program's first appearance in the...
  • The Sun Remembers: Dec. 22-28

    The Sun Remembers: Dec. 22-28
    Dec. 24, 2000: New York Jets quarterback Vinny Testaverde passes for 481 yards, but the Ravens triumph, 34-20, before an announced 69,184 at PSINet Stadium. It's the seventh straight win for the playoff-bound Ravens (12-4), who intercept three passes...
  • 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...
  • Earl Morrall dies at 79; key NFL backup quarterback

    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...
  • John Mackey dies at 69; NFL Hall of Famer revolutionized tight end position

    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...
  • Stover stands toe-to-toe with greatest Ravens of all time

    Stover stands toe-to-toe with greatest Ravens of all time
    Matt Stover retiring? At the tender age of 43? What's he going to do, sit home all day and wait for the mailman to show up, like lots of other retirees we know? Me, I still picture Stover working out on a dusty high school field, a couple of kids...