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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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  • 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...
  • With toughness, Ravens QB Joe Flacco has grown into team leader

    With toughness, Ravens QB Joe Flacco has grown into team leader
    Sometimes, I get a little tired of extolling the Ravens front office for its uncanny ability to identify talent, but it’s hard not to do that whenever Joe Flacco steps to the microphone for one of his podium sessions at the Under Armour...
  • 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...
  • After 32 years, saying goodbye to The Baltimore Sun

    After 32 years, saying goodbye to The Baltimore Sun
    On my first night in Baltimore in 1981, in keeping with my adventurous and highly sophisticated palate, I took my wife out for pizza. We were at this place in Towson and I was reaching for a slice of pepperoni with my fat little fingers when there was a...
  • The Sun Remembers: July 29-August 4

    The Sun Remembers: July 29-August 4
    Aug. 4, 1996: Earl Weaver, the irascible Orioles manager who led the club to 1,480 victories, four American League pennants and the 1970 world championship, is enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. "I'm proud of my record," Weaver tells the crowd in...
  • Preston: Longtime Colts, Ravens fan will never be forgotten

    Preston: Longtime Colts, Ravens fan will never be forgotten
    Longtime Baltimore Colts and Ravens fan Jim Phillips will be laid to rest Saturday following a service at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hagerstown. Phillips, 81, was a huge part of the fiber of Baltimore football, almost as much as some of the former...
  • Dr. J documentary to bring back memories of greatness

    Dr. J documentary to bring back memories of greatness
    Julius Erving, the great "Dr. J," had the biggest hand of any athlete I've ever shook hands with. If you care about these things, Michael Jordan was No. 2 on that list. And John Unitas, the iconic Baltimore Colts quarterback, was No. 3. No, I'm not a...
  • Joe Flacco has become a star despite derision of Baltimore media

    Joe Flacco has become a star despite derision of Baltimore media
    Mike Preston has taken every chance to knock Joe Flacco since he was drafted five seasons ago ("Ravens shouldn't overreact when it's time to pay Flacco" Feb. 25). He says it's not him, it's Jacoby Jones or Anquan Boldin who made the plays. Joe has to have...
  • Both with winning seasons, Ravens and Orioles offer rare celebration for city fans

    Both with winning seasons, Ravens and Orioles offer rare celebration for city fans
    When the Ravens rolled to their second Super Bowl victory, fending off the San Francisco 49ers in the final seconds of the game, the storylines that defined an improbable season all found happy endings. Ray Lewis carried the Lombardi Trophy into the...
  • Joe Flacco's climb to the top leaves no doubt he belongs there [Commentary]

    Joe Flacco's climb to the top leaves no doubt he belongs there [Commentary]
    Remember this name: Tyler Palko, if only for a moment. For anyone out there who still yearns for the days of Troy Smith or who still thinks Tyrod Taylor ought to get a shot at quarterbacking the Ravens (Seriously, does anyone still believe that?) let...
  • Ravens add splash of purple to Westminster for playoffs

    Not everyone can be like Westminster Mayor Kevin Utz, who can satisfy his craving for Ravens purple with a visit to the "Ravens Room" in his married daughter's home on William Avenue. Those who may not need a room featuring Ravens photos on the walls,...
  • Preston: Ray Lewis will retire as the greatest middle linebacker to play the game

    Preston: Ray Lewis will retire as the greatest middle linebacker to play the game
    There is really only one more appropriate ending for the Ravens' Ray Lewis, and that won't come for another five years when he takes his place in the NFL Hall of Fame as the greatest middle linebacker ever. Lewis, 37, made the announcement Wednesday...