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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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  • Eagles have some business to finish before winning NFC East

    Eagles have some business to finish before winning NFC East
    — A relatively easy schedule, the surreal play of Nick Foles and ability of their defense to pull together and cover up its limitations has helped the Philadelphia Eagles make it to where they are today: at the top of a weak NFC East and in...
  • Saturday's local interest football roundup: Apprentice holds off Coppin State for first victory

    Apprentice School gained its first victory of the season Saturday, escaping with a 39-34 victory over Coppin State’s club team behind junior quarterback Jonathan Whelan’s big day. The Builders (1-4) scored twice in a 2:30 span of the fourth...
  • John Mackey dies at 69; NFL Hall of Famer revolutionized tight end position

    John Mackey, who helped revolutionize the NFL's tight end position and whose post-football struggles with dementia became emblematic of the brutality of the game, has died. He was 69. Mackey died Wednesday in Baltimore after a 10-year battle with frontal...
  • Sports Legend Revealed: Did NBC send an employee on the field to delay an NFL title game?

     
    FOOTBALL LEGEND: NBC sent an employee running on to the field to delay the 1958 NFL title game because they had lost the TV signal. STATUS: I'm Going With True. I've already written in the past about the great influence......
  • 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......
  • Gangster Killed in Ambush

     
    Gov. Brown cites a projected $70-million surplus, says he'll propose no new taxes. Fred Whalen admits hitting Tony Reno, who was sitting with Mickey Cohen at Rondelli's restaurant when Whalen's son, Jack, was killed. Dean “The Love Bug” Jones in “...
  • Walter Jones Named AP Second Team All-Pro

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A changing of the guard - and tackles and running backs and receivers - saw 15 first-timers make The Associated Press 2008 NFL All-Pro team announced Friday. While such standbys as three-time NFL Most Valuable Player Peyton Manning...
  • Colts exorcise Jets demons for longtime Baltimore football fans

    Maybe it was the ghost of Johnny U. Or football fate, or old-fashioned talent. Whatever the reason, thank goodness the New York J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets aren't playing in next Sunday's Super Bowl. No slights intended to Rex Ryan, Mark Sanchez or the...