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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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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Art Donovan wasn't from here, but he epitomized Baltimore

    Art Donovan wasn't from here, but he epitomized Baltimore
    There was a message left on the office phone one cold night in 2001, but the caller didn't leave his name. It was just an old raspy voice wanting to say hi. I recognized the voice because I had heard him talk several hundred times, so I called him...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Catching Up With . . . former Terp/Packers safety Tom Brown

    Catching Up With . . . former Terp/Packers safety Tom Brown
    For five years, he played football for the Green Bay Packers and Vince Lombardi, the quintessential tough coach. So how can Tom Brown now run a youth sports camp in Salisbury that's so relaxed the kids fill out the lineups, everyone gets to play and...
  • Catching Up With ... former Baltimore Colts LB Ray May

    Catching Up With ... former Baltimore Colts LB Ray May
    Ray May doesn't go out much. It's hard to get around when both of your hips are shot, and your legs go numb, and you need a cane, maybe two, to walk. Nine years of playing professional football wore him down. At 68, May — a starting linebacker...
  • Catching Up With former Baltimore Colts lineman Dan Sullivan

    Catching Up With former Baltimore Colts lineman Dan Sullivan
    Forty-five years later, Dan Sullivan can still hear his Colts teammate's declaration prior to the 1968 NFL championship game in Cleveland. "I'm going home Sunday," said running back Tom Matte, who hailed from Cleveland, "so don't you S.O.B's embarrass...
  • The Sun Remembers: Oct 13-19

    The Sun Remembers: Oct 13-19
    Oct. 16, 2003: Third-ranked Severna Park gives field hockey coach Lil Shelton her 400th victory, 2-1 over South River for the Anne Arundel County championship. It's Shelton's 25th county title in 26 years of coaching. Oct. 17, 1998: Western Maryland...
  • More mature West points No. 3 Towson football in right direction

    More mature West points No. 3 Towson football in right direction
    The Terrance West of old would have reacted to a pair of fumbles with a few choice words directed at anyone who happened to be nearby. But after two early turnovers last Saturday, No. 3 Towson's junior running back channeled his rage into redeeming...