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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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  • Report: Navy's Ferguson retires after concussions

     Report: Navy's Ferguson retires after concussions
    Colleges Report: Navy's Ferguson retires after concussions Navy safety Chris Ferguson has retired after suffering multiple concussions, The (Annapolis) Capital reported. "Chris met with the doctors and talked with his family, and that's the decision...
  • Terps' Likely named ECAC D-I special teamer of the week

    Terps' Likely named ECAC D-I special teamer of the week
    Colleges Terps' Likely named ECAC D-I special teamer of the week Maryland freshman Will Likely was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division I Special Teams Player of the Week. Likely returned a punt 63 yards for a touchdown for the...
  • Baltimore athletes remember being 'dazed,' 'shaken' on weekend of JFK's death

    Baltimore athletes remember being 'dazed,' 'shaken' on weekend of JFK's death
    Fifty years ago Friday, Orioles farmhand Bobby Floyd sat in a dugout, wondering why umpires were huddled grimly at home plate in the fifth inning of a Florida Instructional League game. Quickly, word spread. President John F. Kennedy was dead. In...
  • Catching Up With . . . Former Colts linebacker Dennis Gaubatz

    Catching Up With . . .  Former Colts linebacker Dennis Gaubatz
    The letters keep coming, sometimes 20 a month asking for Dennis Gaubatz's autograph. Sometimes it's a football card that the old Colt receives. More often, it's the cover of one of the three national magazines on which Gaubatz appeared in his five years...
  • Hall of Famer Ogden poised to become legend

    Hall of Famer Ogden poised to become legend
    A little less than four months after Jonathan Ogden was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the lineman who was the Ravens' first-ever draft pick in 1996 will return to Baltimore to give another podium speech. The Babe Ruth Birthplace...
  • Towson vs. James Madison college football preview

    Towson vs. James Madison college football preview
    James Madison (6-5, 3-4) @ Towson (9-2, 5-2) When: Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Site: Johnny Unitas Stadium Audio: TowsonTigers.com Series: James Madison leads, 18-5-1 What's at stake: Towson has no shot at a third straight Colonial Athletic...
  • Effort to build statue of Lenny Moore gains steam

    Effort to build statue of Lenny Moore gains steam
    Colts Hall of Fame running back Lenny Moore's name is synonymous with Baltimore's football tradition. Now he could have his image immortalized. A $750,000 fund-raising drive in conjunction with the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation was announced...
  • The Sun Remembers: Dec. 1-7

    The Sun Remembers: Dec. 1-7
    Dec. 7, 2002: "It felt like a dream out there," Navy quarterback Craig Candeto says after leading the Midshipmen past Army, 58-12, before an announced 78,672 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Candeto runs for six scores and passes for one as Navy...
  • The Sun Remembers: Oct. 20-26

    The Sun Remembers: Oct. 20-26
    Oct. 20, 2002: On the game's last play, rookie safety Will Demps intercepts a Jacksonville pass on the Ravens 1-yard line to save Baltimore's 17-10 victory over the visiting Jaguars. Oct. 22, 1982: In the first night high school football game ever...
  • Winning on road becoming habit for Towson football

    Winning on road becoming habit for Towson football
    Road games are supposed to be difficult. Try telling that to the Towson football team. The Tigers (7-1 overall and 3-1 in the Colonial Athletic Association), who moved from No. 7 to No. 8 in the Sports Network Football Championship Subdivision poll...
  • Cormier makes All-Patriot preseason team

    Cormier makes All-Patriot preseason team
    Et cetera Cormier makes All-Patriot preseason team; Loyola picked for fifth Loyola Maryland senior guard Dylon Cormier (Cardinal Gibbons) was named to the Preseason All-Patriot League team. Cormier, who was a two-time All-Metro Atlantic Athletic...
  • Towson's veteran offensive line tries to pave the way for an FCS tournament victory

    Towson's veteran offensive line tries to pave the way for an FCS tournament victory
    The fact that Towson running back Terrance West leads the Football Championship Subdivision in rushing yards and touchdowns is no accident. One of three finalists for the Walter Payton Award, given to the top player in the FCS, the junior is blessed...