Not once, in their 31 years in Baltimore, did the Colts take a Maryland Terrapin No. 1 in the NFL draft. So what happened as soon as the team moved to Indianapolis? A Terp was one of its two first-round picks in 1984.
Ron Solt sees the irony.
“I would like to have played in Baltimore,” said Solt, 55, an All-America guard at Maryland and the second offensive lineman to go in that draft. “The only pro game I ever saw as a kid was at Memorial Stadium.”
Born in Bainbridge but raised in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Solt started three years for the Terps and helped them reach two bowl games before turning pro. He played nine years in the NFL and made the Pro Bowl in 1987, when the Colts...