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John Joseph Idzik, who coached Baltimore Colts and was player, coach for Terps, dies
John Joseph Idzik, who coached Baltimore Colts and was player, coach for Terps, dies

John Joseph Idzik, 85, who coached the Baltimore Colts during two stints in the 1970s and 1980s after playing for and later coaching the Maryland Terrapins football team, died on Tuesday. Idzik, of Chadds Ford, Pa., owns the fifth-best punt return average in Terps history (12.38) and also played defensive back and halfback after accepting a football scholarship in 1947. Also a third baseman for the Terps' baseball team, he attended Maryland despite receiving a contract offer after high school from the St. Louis Cardinals baseball club. In the 1948 Gator Bowl, Idzik rushed for 32 yards as the Terps and Georgia tied, 20-20. Two years later, Idzik intercepted a pass that set up...

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