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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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  • Reminders of the 'Greatest Game' filled John Unitas' Golden Arm

    Too bad we can't jump in the car today and drive to Johnny Unitas' Golden Arm restaurant in Rodgers Forge and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1958 championship game between the Baltimore Colts and New York Giants with a hearty meal and a couple of...
  • 'Greatest Game' another workday for Johnny U, the modest hero

    Fifty years ago, an undersized defensive back named Andy Nelson climbed into a car alongside a 25-year-old, fresh-faced quarterback. Was it a Pontiac? A Chevrolet? Tricky thing about time: Just as easily as it can help shape a legacy, it can fade a...
  • 'Greatest game' ignited NFL legacy

    'Greatest game' ignited NFL legacy
    The image did not add up in Raymond Berry's mind. There he was, sharing a moment of purest fulfillment with his Baltimore Colts teammates as they left Yankee Stadium on Dec. 28, 1958. World champions! They could call themselves that after beating the...
  • Ex-Colt Moore's 'real story' grabs students' attention

    He's 75 years old, so his gait is understandably slowed. His energy and his message are not. Lenny Moore held the microphone a bit too close to his mouth as he began: "I'm very pleased I've been given the invite to come here. You need to know the real...
  • Baltimore Sun readers recall the Colts' move to Indianapolis

    "From 1972 to 1983 I was part of the Baltimore Colts Radio team. At WCBM, I produced and directed the Baltimore Colts football play-by-play broadcast for the 40-station Colts Radio network. Before all games, home and away, I hosted the "Coaches Corner," a...
  • Good riddance

    Good riddance
    March 29, 1984, remains the most infamous day in Baltimore sports history. Ask longtime residents about it and they'll practically spit the words "Irsay" and "Mayflower." As the moving trucks rolled out in the snow that morning, they carried away the...
  • Photos: John Unitas

    Photos: John Unitas
  • Years later, team suffers unimaginable loss

    As the years had passed, they had all scattered to some degree. They owned restaurants, they ran companies and small businesses, they sold products, marketed products, produced products, and one in particular - whom Calvert Hall's class of 1992 will never...
  • Phelps joins pool of SI Sportsmen of Year

    Even though Michael Phelps is taking a break from the pool, he's still picking up honors. The Rodgers Forge native yesterday became the first swimmer named Sports Illustrated'sSportsman of the Year. He's just the third athlete from Maryland to be so...
  • Recollections brighten 'Greatest Game' documentary

    In a current country song, Jamey Johnson sings the refrain, "You should have seen it in color," referring to a grandfather's vivid memories of times past captured in black-and-white photographs. Like those old photos, most documents of the legendary...
  • 'Greatest' came from NFL's best

    On Dec.28, 1958, the NFL's best offense and defense, its finest quarterback, its best possession receiver and big-play threat, its most dominant defensive lineman and prototype offensive tackles, its best-rounded linebacker and its most promising...
  • 1958 NFL championship game: Men who made the moment

    Ernie Accorsi watched the 1958 NFL championship game between the New York Giants and Baltimore Colts as a 17-year-old Colts fan. He went on to become general manager of both teams that played in the historic contest. He has probably watched the game 40...