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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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  • Ravens Q&A with Mike Preston

    Ravens Q&A with Mike Preston
    Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston checks in for an offseason edition of his Q&A, answering your questions about the Ravens. You often talk about the watered-down level of the players because of the 32 teams that now operate in the NFL. what is the...
  • William K. McCardell, USF&G executive

    William K. McCardell, USF&G executive
    William Kenneth "Mac" McCardell, a retired United States Fidelity and Guaranty insurance executive and World War II veteran, died of congestive heart failure March 31 at the Stella Maris Rehabilitation Center. The Mays Chapel resident was 92. Born in...
  • Colts fans will never forget the day their beloved team left Baltimore, 30 years ago

    Colts fans will never forget the day their beloved team left Baltimore, 30 years ago
    It has been exactly 30 years since a covert convoy of Mayflower moving vans spirited the Colts out of town, but all that proves is that time doesn't really heal all wounds. That snowy night in 1984 still lives in sports infamy for the generation of fans...
  • Colts departure from Baltimore really hurt, once upon a time

    Colts departure from Baltimore really hurt, once upon a time
    You have to be of a certain age now, your mid-30s at least, to even remember the midnight trauma of March 28-29, 1984. But to fully appreciate the hard, numbing slap of that snowy night — how much it hurt, once upon a time — your memories of...
  • As Super Bowl week kicks off, it's tough for Baltimore to pick sides

    As Super Bowl week kicks off, it's tough for Baltimore to pick sides
    Let's just stipulate that — for Baltimore football fans — nothing that happens over the next week is going to compare with last year's gloam in the Dome, but that doesn't mean anyone will be able to ignore the buildup to Super Sunday....
  • Baltimore Colts once called Towson's Campus Hills home

    Baltimore Colts once called Towson's Campus Hills home
    Rarely is a team, or its city, connected to one seminal moment in the way the Baltimore Colts are connected in so many minds with the 1958 NFL Championship game at the New York Giants, known as the "Greatest Game Ever Played." On the cusp of Super...
  • Joe Flacco joins the 20-interception club

    Joe Flacco joins the 20-interception club
    Believe it or not, Joe Flacco joined select company in 2013, doing something that all-time greats such as John Elway, Dan Marino, Brett Favre and Peyton Manning all did at least once in their career. Heck, even the great Johnny Unitas pulled it off, but...
  • For Towson football, a long journey to respectability

    For Towson football, a long journey to respectability
    In trying to sum up the past five years, Rob Ambrose thought back to his introductory press conference as Towson University's football coach. "I said, 'If we hadn't won some ball games by year three, I hope they had [a] good furniture budget, because...
  • The Sun Remembers: Jan. 5-11

    The Sun Remembers: Jan. 5-11
    Jan. 9, 2002: Fourth-ranked Maryland clears its bench in a 112-79 rout of North Carolina before a sellout crowd at Cole Field House. Juan Dixon leads the Terps (12-2), who accumulate the most points ever scored against the Tar Heels (5-7). Jan. 7, 2001:...
  • Catching Up With ... Former Colt Sam Havrilak

    Catching Up With ... Former Colt Sam Havrilak
    He used to do work that rattled one's teeth. Now, Sam Havrilak's job is to care for them. A dentist in Parkville, Havrilak tends patients' chompers with the same hands that once passed, caught and cradled the football for the Colts. Every day finds...
  • 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...