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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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  • Jillian Unitas, granddaughter of Johnny Unitas, working PR for Grand Prix of Baltimore

    Jillian Unitas, granddaughter of Johnny Unitas, working PR for Grand Prix of Baltimore
    She shares his surname, athleticism and demeanor, those who know her say. But Jillian Unitas, 22, is determined to blaze her own trail in the sports world, apart from that set by her late grandfather. Unitas, media manager for this weekend's Grand Prix...
  • Catching up with former Colts fullback Jerry Hill

    Catching up with former Colts fullback Jerry Hill
    He lined up at fullback, but from the moment he set foot in training camp in 1961, Jerry Hill understood his role with the Colts. "I was John Unitas' bodyguard," he said. For nine years, Hill policed the Baltimore backfield, protecting Unitas from...
  • Collin Klein learns the meaning behind his Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award

    Collin Klein learns the meaning behind his Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award
    Collin Klein may play quarterback for Kansas State, but on Friday he attended Johnny U. In town to receive the 2012 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, Klein spent part of the day viewing Unitas' memorabilia at the Sports Legends Museum, kibitzing 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...
  • Both with winning seasons, Ravens and Orioles offer rare celebration for city fans

    Both with winning seasons, Ravens and Orioles offer rare celebration for city fans
    When the Ravens rolled to their second Super Bowl victory, fending off the San Francisco 49ers in the final seconds of the game, the storylines that defined an improbable season all found happy endings. Ray Lewis carried the Lombardi Trophy into the...
  • Joe Flacco has become a star despite derision of Baltimore media

    Joe Flacco has become a star despite derision of Baltimore media
    Mike Preston has taken every chance to knock Joe Flacco since he was drafted five seasons ago ("Ravens shouldn't overreact when it's time to pay Flacco" Feb. 25). He says it's not him, it's Jacoby Jones or Anquan Boldin who made the plays. Joe has to have...
  • Notebook: Ravens fans flock to Pro Football Hall of Fame for Ogden's induction

    Notebook: Ravens fans flock to Pro Football Hall of Fame for Ogden's induction
    Ravens fan Robert Radawiec moved to Cleveland a decade ago, but he had never made the 45-minute drive to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. That changed this weekend not only for him, but for so many other Ravens fans who descended on this northeastern Ohio...
  • Gilman squeezes by Good Counsel 20-14 in ESPN High School Football Kickoff Classic

    Gilman squeezes by Good Counsel 20-14 in ESPN High School Football Kickoff Classic
    With 21 freshmen and sophomores on his roster, Gilman coach Biff Poggi expected some growing pains and the Greyhounds sure felt them early in last night's season-opener against Good Counsel. The Falcons took a 14-0 lead in a little over three minutes...
  • Towson using 2012 postseason snub as motivation for 2013

    Towson using 2012 postseason snub as motivation for 2013
    Nov. 18, 2012 will not be remembered fondly by Rob Ambrose. That was the day the Towson football coach's worst fears were confirmed when the NCAA selection committee did not invite the program to the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs despite...
  • The Sun Remembers: Sept. 1-7

    The Sun Remembers: Sept. 1-7
    Sept. 2, 1999: Relieved? You bet, Cal Ripken Jr. says after hitting the 400th home run of his career in the Orioles' 11-6 over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. "It's a little bit of pressure off me," says Ripken, 39, who gets two curtain calls at Oriole Park....