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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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  • 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...
  • Legendary Colts tight end John Mackey dies at 69

    Legendary Colts tight end John Mackey dies at 69
    John Mackey changed the game of football on and off the field. The former Baltimore Colt brought grace to a position that had been known for its brutality, and he made the first real headway in the NFL players' fight to earn a more equal share of the pie....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Sun Remembers: July 29-August 4

    The Sun Remembers: July 29-August 4
    Aug. 4, 1996: Earl Weaver, the irascible Orioles manager who led the club to 1,480 victories, four American League pennants and the 1970 world championship, is enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. "I'm proud of my record," Weaver tells the crowd in...