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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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  • 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...
  • This was an embarrassing loss to an ancient QB

    This was an embarrassing loss to an ancient QB
    The Ravens were fortunate that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger didn't play Sunday because the score might have been worse. Much worse. In the past couple of weeks, the Ravens had the football gods smiling down on them, but Sunday they were...
  • Catching up with former Colts fullback Jerry Hill

    Catching up with former Colts fullback Jerry Hill
    He lined up at fullback, but from the moment he set foot in training camp in 1961, Jerry Hill understood his role with the Colts. "I was John Unitas' bodyguard," he said. For nine years, Hill policed the Baltimore backfield, protecting Unitas from...
  • Collin Klein learns the meaning behind his Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award

    Collin Klein learns the meaning behind his Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award
    Collin Klein may play quarterback for Kansas State, but on Friday he attended Johnny U. In town to receive the 2012 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, Klein spent part of the day viewing Unitas' memorabilia at the Sports Legends Museum, kibitzing with...
  • 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...
  • 15 years after split, a chance for Peter Angelos, Davey Johnson to patch things up

    15 years after split, a chance for Peter Angelos, Davey Johnson to patch things up
    Davey Johnson hadn't owned a home in more than a decade. But soon after being hired by the Orioles in 1995, he defied baseball managers' conventional logic by buying — rather than renting — a ranch house on the north side of Loch Raven...
  • Tom Matte deserves spot on greatest list

    How could The Sun produce a historical list of the most outstanding athletes in Maryland's history and not include Tom Matte? I don't even want to guess. One of the criteria was that the player had to have lived in Maryland for three years. Tom Matte has...
  • Ray Lewis will end his career his way

    Ray Lewis will end his career his way
    Pro Bowl inside linebacker Ray Lewis did not make it through his 17th season, but he will play in No. 18 next year. The Ravens announced that Lewis tore his triceps in his right arm in Sunday's game against Dallas ending what had been his worst season,...
  • Commentary: Left off one best of list, these Harford athletes haven't been forgotten

    Commentary: Left off one best of list, these Harford athletes haven't been forgotten
    Many of you no doubt saw the popular feature Top Maryland Athletes in Sun History that has appeared on http://www.baltimoresun.com since April. The list was compiled by veteran Sun sportswriter Mike Klingaman in conjunction with The Sun's 175th on May...