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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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  • 'Baltimore' hits the road

    You did not have to be around for the glory days of the Orioles to understand why putting Baltimore back on the road jerseys is so uplifting to the city's soul. "Every other team comes in here with their city's name on the front of their jerseys," said...
  • Yea for York

    He still remembers the first professional uniform he ever wore. He was 18 years old, fresh off the bus from Arkansas. The jersey said White Roses across the chest. In his first pro game, the public address announcer in York, Pa., announced the team's...
  • When pro football was a lark

    For Mark Bowden, writing a book about the 1958 pro football championship game between the Baltimore Colts and New York Giants was a return to his roots. Bowden made his name writing prize-winning articles for The Philadelphia Inquirer and best-selling...
  • Warm memories of cold

    Rosemary Stafford-Baldwin, a Colts cheerleader from 1956 to 1969, remembers how cold it became in the second half of the game. My recollections are still vivid. First and foremost, it was a privilege not only to be chosen a cheerleader, but also to...
  • '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...
  • QB giants, Colts stars

    QB giants, Colts stars
    The question still makes Peyton Manning wince, many years and countless times since it first was asked. The comparison to a legend who wore the familiar blue-and-white uniform, with the trademark horseshoe on the helmet, remains an uncomfortable topic for...
  • '07's oral report

    "She looked at me with this look, like, 'Mom, are you dumb or what?' She said, 'These are my friends. I want to be with them.'" Deborah McFadden, whose wheelchair athlete daughter, Tatyana, has challenged the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic...
  • Shula's fateful loss

    Shula's fateful loss
    If the Baltimore Colts had not lost to the New York Jets in Super Bowl III, this season's New England Patriots probably would be all alone in chasing undefeated glory. That's because the seeds of the NFL's only unbeaten team in the Super Bowl era - the...
  • Colts fan from Queens stumbles into childhood heroes

     
    I had the privilege Wednesday night of watching ESPN's upcoming documentary on the 1958 NFL Championship Game at a Chelsea theater with Frank Gifford, Pat Summerall, Raymond Berry, Gino Marchetti, Lenny Moore, Jim Mutscheller, radio announcer Bob Wolff,...
  • Art Donovan tells Strahan he would have loved '50s

     
    My Tuesday newspaper column primarily concerns the ESPN documentary debuting Saturday about the 1958 NFL title game. It's a long commitment at two hours, but it's worth the time, both for its novel talking-heads concept, in which members of the......