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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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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • O'Malley: Baltimore believed, and change has come

    O'Malley: Baltimore believed, and change has come
    Ten years ago, a television commercial aired simultaneously on all of the TV stations in Baltimore. It was paid for by the private dollars of principled Baltimore business leaders. It began with the words of a little boy. "My grandmother says we're all...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • From Sun Magazine: The Burger King

    From Sun Magazine: The Burger King
    Gino Marchetti, the Hall of Fame defensive end for the Baltimore Colts, is bringing his beloved burgers back to Baltimore after a 20-year hiatus. Marchetti, 84, opened his first fast-food joint on North Point Road in 1959, at the height of his football...