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Elmer Wingate, Baltimore Colts player in 1953, dies

Elmer Wingate, Baltimore Colts player in 1953, dies

Elmer H. Wingate Jr., who played one season with the Baltimore Colts in 1953 and was an All-American football and lacrosse player at the University of Maryland, College Park, died on Feb. 27 of Alzheimer's disease. He was 87.

Mr. Wingate stayed in touch with many former Colts players and later served on a committee that helped bring the statute of Colts legend Johnny Unitas to the entrance of M&T Bank Stadium. He was inducted into the Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997.

Mr. Wingate played defensive end in the National Football League when the sport was held in less esteem than baseball, five years before the Colts would play what became known as the Greatest Game...

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