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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: Sept. 1-7

    The Sun Remembers: Sept. 1-7
    Sept. 2, 1999: Relieved? You bet, Cal Ripken Jr. says after hitting the 400th home run of his career in the Orioles' 11-6 over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. "It's a little bit of pressure off me," says Ripken, 39, who gets two curtain calls at Oriole Park....
  • 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...
  • Notebook: Ravens fans flock to Pro Football Hall of Fame for Ogden's induction

    Notebook: Ravens fans flock to Pro Football Hall of Fame for Ogden's induction
    Ravens fan Robert Radawiec moved to Cleveland a decade ago, but he had never made the 45-minute drive to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. That changed this weekend not only for him, but for so many other Ravens fans who descended on this northeastern Ohio...
  • 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...
  • 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'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...
  • Baltimore's heart will always beat for No. 52

    I have never met Ray Lewis, but I feel as if I know him. How many people say the same thing? My guess is that there are many. I wonder if there has ever been a professional sports legend who has bonded so intimately with the city he represents ("'My...
  • State settles condemnation case with Maryland Green Marble

    As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, May 9, 1963: One of the longest condemnation cases ever heard in the Harford County Circuit Court was settled. The Maryland Green Marble Corporation of Cardiff signed an option with the State Roads...
  • Joe Unitas responds to criticism from John Unitas Jr. about Joe Flacco in film

    Joe Unitas responds to criticism from John Unitas Jr. about Joe Flacco in film
    The long-simmering feud between family members of the late Baltimore Colts quarterback legend Johnny Unitas went public this weekend after Joe Unitas told The Baltimore Sun that Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco committed to portray his father in football...
  • Unitas would be amused at feud about Flacco playing him in a movie

    Unitas would be amused at feud about Flacco playing him in a movie
    Having co-hosted a pre-game radio show with John Unitas for four years while producing the radio broadcasts on WCBM for the Baltimore Colts, I think John would be laughing over the family feud about Joe Flacco portraying him in a movie. John would...