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Catching Up With ... BBQ master and former Colt Andy Nelson

Catching Up With ... BBQ master and former Colt Andy Nelson

The black-and-white photo hangs unobtrusively on a back wall in Andy Nelson's barbeque joint in Cockeysville. But the picture, taken 53 years ago, captures a pivotal play in the Colts' second world championship, a 31-16 victory over the Giants at a packed Memorial Stadium in 1959.

There is Frank Gifford, New York's Hall of Fame halfback, poised to catch a pass. And there is Nelson, the Colts' All Pro safety, swooping in with arms outstretched, ready to intercept.

Steal it, Nelson did. The play broke the Giants' backs. Trailing, 14-9 in the fourth quarter, New York never recovered. Three plays later, Baltimore scored, then again and again, galvanizing the crowd and busting open...

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