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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 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...
  • 2013 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm field cut to 10

    2013 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm field cut to 10
    The field of college quarterbacks left in the running for the 2013 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award has been narrowed to 10 finalists. The start of the football season featured 30 quarterbacks competing for the award.  The 10 remaining candidates are Tajh...
  • The Sun Remembers: Nov. 10-16

    The Sun Remembers: Nov. 10-16
    Nov. 14, 2009: Maryland's Torrey Smith breaks the team's single-season mark for all-purpose yards in the Terps' 36-9 football loss to Virginia Tech. With his four receptions for 55 yards, Smith surpasses the record of 1,840 yards held by LaMont Jordan....
  • Towson defensive end Ryan Delaire finds a new edge at new school

    Towson defensive end Ryan Delaire finds a new edge at new school
    The anonymity Ryan Delaire once enjoyed may soon be over. That's what happens when you rank second in the Football Championship Subdivision in sacks, with 6 1/2. That's what happens when you get three sacks in a single quarter. And that's what happens...
  • 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...
  • Five finalists for Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award announced

    Five finalists for Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award announced
    The list of finalists for the 2013 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award has been cut from 30 to five, the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation announced today. The finalists are: Tajh Boyd (Clemson): He has completed 212 of 318 passes for 2,960...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ravens on TV -- Viewers weigh in on telecast of epic game and other matters

    Ravens on TV -- Viewers weigh in on telecast of epic game and other matters
    There was lots of mail on the Fox telecast of the Ravens' epic win Sunday over the Vikings. In the interest of getting more reader reaction into this post, I'll keep my words to a minimum. I'll try anyway. I've noticed the "Z responds" part is sometimes...