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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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  • 'We're the champs'

    This is what Gino Marchetti, Hall of Fame defensive end for the Baltimore Colts, remembers of the 1958 NFL championship game, as told to Baltimore Sun reporter Mike Klingaman. When I walked onto the field, a chill ran down my spine. I thought, "Here I...
  • Memories of '58

    Today we examine the historic Dec. 28, 1958, game between the Colts and Giants through the eyes of a player from each team, and a Colts fan, cheerleader and band member. As the 50th anniversary approaches, we'll have more stories about those who played in...
  • Black & white

    Black & white
    Lenny Lyles is not a bitter man. In fact, it pains him to tell this story. He hesitates, knowing how it will sound. He was a different man in 1960, frustrated and angry, and it was a very different time in America. But the guilt hasn't totally faded....
  • In 50 years since, nothing like 'The Greatest Game Ever Played'

    In 50 years since, nothing like 'The Greatest Game Ever Played'
    It matters not that their gaits are slowed and frames stooped, the result of ancient wounds and the passing of decades. These former Baltimore Colts - the 1958 Baltimore Colts - are arrested in the collective mind's eye of generations of football fans...
  • 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...
  • 'Greatest game' ignited NFL legacy

    'Greatest game' ignited NFL legacy
    The image did not add up in Raymond Berry's mind. There he was, sharing a moment of purest fulfillment with his Baltimore Colts teammates as they left Yankee Stadium on Dec. 28, 1958. World champions! They could call themselves that after beating the...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Ravens on TV -- Viewers weigh in on telecast of epic game and other matters

    There was lots of mail on the Fox telecast of the Ravens' epic win Sunday over the Vikings. In the interest of getting more reader reaction into this post, I'll keep my words to a minimum. I'll try anyway. I've noticed the "Z responds" part is sometimes...
  • What they're saying about the Ravens

    Here's a look at recent media coverage of the Ravens: • The Washington Times' Mike Jones talks about John Harbaugh and the Ravens' decision to hire someone with no prior NFL head-coaching experience: So the Ravens turned their attention to [John]...