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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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  • The mix that made him great

    They came to watch the cold war, to be fought at Memorial Stadium on an icy Sunday in late November 1958. On the field, Popsicle-hard at 2 o'clock, the high-flying Colts readied to play San Francisco, a team Baltimore had rarely beaten. At game time, the...
  • Youngster's drive couldn't be sacked

    When John Unitas was in seventh grade at a Catholic grade school in the hard hills south of downtown Pittsburgh, his teacher asked each of the students in his class what they wanted to be when they grew up. A pro football player, Unitas said. His...
  • Nineteen touched by No. 19

    Awe-struck schoolboy Dick Jerardi Jerardi has worked a thousand locker rooms and big events as a sports reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News. Four decades ago, when he was in the seventh or eighth grade at Cathedral School, he still placed his...
  • Game 7: Unhurried Flutie runs down win

    Who's next, John Unitas? The Ravens have run out of quarterbacks and offensive options, and yesterday they ran out of time in a 13-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills before 68,673 at PSINet Stadium.The script has become familiar. The defense plays well...
  • A Baltimore legend, champion of underdogs

    John Steadman, who chronicled the Maryland sports scene in his newspaper columns, books and commentaries in a career that spanned seven decades, died of cancer yesterday at a Towson hospice. He was 73. A one-time minor-league baseball player, Mr....
  • Game 1: New era, old errors

    It took the city of Baltimore and the state of Maryland nearly 14 years to get a new stadium constructed, and the Ravens only three hours and one minute to lose their first game in the facility. The new $223 million stadium was a house of horror for the...
  • Game 15: Ravens make it a fond farewell

    There was almost one more miracle on 33rd Street. Almost. When cornerback John Williams knocked down Steve McNair's pass to Frank Wycheck at the Ravens' 34-yard line with 16 seconds left, the final chapter of the illustrious history of the NFL at...
  • New York Jets - TeamReport

    NFL Team Report - New York Jets - INSIDE SLANT Running back Chris Johnson signed a two-year deal with the New York Jets. Johnson, 28, was released by the Tennessee Titans after six 1,000-yard seasons in Nashville. The Jets envision Johnson as a big-...
  • Ryan says Vick, Smith will battle for Jets' quarterback job

    New York Jets coach Rex Ryan said Tuesday the team's starting quarterback job this season will be an open competition between newly signed Michael Vick and Geno Smith. "It's going to be a really interesting competition to watch," Ryan said at the NFL...
  • Peyton Manning deserves status among the greatest

    Peyton Manning deserves status among the greatest
    Peyton Manning's proud legacy should not be tarnished if the Broncos lose Sunday's Super Bowl. Surely, his reputation would be enhanced if he helps his team to victory over the Seahawks at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. But the notion Manning no...
  • 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...