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Catching Up With ... former Colts guard Robert Pratt
Catching Up With ... former Colts guard Robert Pratt

They were 60 pounds lighter, on average, than the behemoths who'll man the trenches for the Ravens on Sunday. But the players who hunkered down on the offensive line for the Colts during Baltimore's halcyon years of the 1970s were a rugged and agile group, most of whom remain good friends, said Robert Pratt, the Colts' starting left guard from 1975 to 1981. In retirement, Pratt, George Kunz, Ken Mendenhall and Elmer Collett have gone hunting and fishing together, often with their old quarterback, Bert Jones. And each year, Pratt said, "I get a phone call from George on December 25 saying, 'Merry Christmas, Robert.'" Those linemen protected Jones, the...

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