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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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  • 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:...
  • 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....
  • The Sun Remembers: Sept. 15-21

    The Sun Remembers: Sept. 15-21
    Sept. 21, 2008: In the final game played at 85-year-old Yankee Stadium, the last-place Orioles lose, 7-3, to New York before an announced crowd of 54,610. After Brian Roberts grounds out to end the game, several Orioles run onto the field and grab...
  • 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...
  • Towson defensive end Ryan Delaire finds a new edge at new school

    Towson defensive end Ryan Delaire finds a new edge at new school
    The anonymity Ryan Delaire once enjoyed may soon be over. That's what happens when you rank second in the Football Championship Subdivision in sacks, with 6 1/2. That's what happens when you get three sacks in a single quarter. And that's what happens...
  • Saturday's local interest football roundup: Apprentice holds off Coppin State for first victory

    Apprentice School gained its first victory of the season Saturday, escaping with a 39-34 victory over Coppin State’s club team behind junior quarterback Jonathan Whelan’s big day. The Builders (1-4) scored twice in a 2:30 span of the fourth...
  • With toughness, Ravens QB Joe Flacco has grown into team leader

    With toughness, Ravens QB Joe Flacco has grown into team leader
    Sometimes, I get a little tired of extolling the Ravens front office for its uncanny ability to identify talent, but it’s hard not to do that whenever Joe Flacco steps to the microphone for one of his podium sessions at the Under Armour...