Catching up with ...

Mike Klingaman connects with former Baltimore sports stars.

Catching up with ... former Olympian J.P. Shilling

The speed skater, a Dulaney grad, competed in the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City.

Catching up with ... former Maryland guard Ron Solt

Ron Solt went from the Terps to the Colts ... just not in the city where the Maryland native attended his first NFL game.

Catching up with ... Derrel Luce, Colts linebacker-turned-lawyer

The former Baylor All-American began his legal studies during NFL offseasons in the mid-to-late 1970s.

Catching up with ... former Colts running back Jack Maitland

One year he was a Purple Cow. The next, a Super Bowl champion.

Catching up with ... former Colts defensive tackle Jim Bailey

Catching up with Jim Bailey, defensive tackle on Colts' Super Bowl team

Catching up with ... former Colts cornerback Rex Kern

College Football Hall of Famer Rex Kern had a brief but memorable pro career mostly with the Baltimore Colts.

Catching up with ... former Colts cornerback Norm Thompson

Catching up with former Colts cornerback Norm Thompson

Catching up with ... former Maryland football star Ken Schroy

Safety Ken Schroy spent eight years in the NFL with the New York Jets after a standout career at Maryland.

Reprint: Catching up with ... the late Y.A. Tittle, the Colts' first football star, in 2013

"I'm thinking of making a comeback. I'll put on a wig and get a tryout with the 49ers, who won't know who I am" -- Y.A. Tittle in 2013

Catching up with ... former Colts wide receiver Ray Butler

Ray Butler was the Baltimore Colts' last feared receiver, a fast, high-jumping wideout with a nose for the end zone and a soft spot for the city.

Catching up with ... former Colts Pro Bowl lineman Chris Hinton

Offensive lineman Chris Hinton, 'the guy in the Elway trade,' had quite a career of his own.

Catching up with ... former Maryland quarterback Mark Manges

As a junior, Manges led Maryland to 11 straight victories, a No. 4 ranking and a berth in the Cotton Bowl, earning a Sports Illustrated cover along the way.

Catching up with ... former UMES and NFL star Carl Hairston

Catching up with Carl "Big Daddy" Hairston.

Catching up with ... former Colts quarterback Greg Landry

After starter Bert Jones got hurt, the man his teammates called “Pops” passed for nearly 3,000 yards and 15 touchdowns in his most prolific NFL season for the Colts.

Catching up with ... former Orioles infielder Lenn Sakata

catching up with former Oriole Lenn Sakata

Catching up with ... former Oriole Tom Shopay

Catching up with ... former Oriole Tom Shopay

Catching up with ... Maryland's Deane Beman, who still plays golf, the sport he helped grow

Now 79, former PGA Tour commissioner Deane Beman, a Hall of Famer who grew up in Bethesda, still plays daily to a handicap of 4 or 5.

Catching up with ... former Orioles reliever Don Aase

Catching up with ... former Orioles reliever Don Aase

Catching up with ... former hockey enforcer Bennett Wolf

He is poised and soft-spoken, with a jolly countenance and winsome eyes that crinkle when he smiles. Meet Bennett Wolf, defenseman for the Baltimore Skipjacks.

Catching up with ... Chris Turner, the Maryland quarterback who took down Matt Ryan

It comes up every so often, typically only with close friends because Chris Turner doesn’t want to feel like he’s bragging.

Catching up with ... former Colts player, scout, coach and general manager Dick Szymanski

Dick Szymanski played 13 seasons for the Colts and helped them reach the top. Then he joined the front office, and for 13 more seasons sought to do the same.

Catching up with ... former Colt Tim Baylor, the tallest NFL safety there ever was

Tiny Tim, he wasn't. At 6-foot-6, the Colts' Tim Baylor towered over rivals, the tallest safety ever to play

Catching up with ... former Colts linebacker Jim Cheyunski

His name resonates with only the staunchest Colts fans of the 1970s. More's the pity because, in two years h

Catching up with ... former Navy star Napoleon McCallum

In four football games against Army, Napoleon McCallum rushed for 489 yards, scored two touchdowns and never lost. But that's not what sticks with the former Navy All American: "I remember hurting."

Catching up with ... former Colts all-purpose back Preston Pearson

He was drafted on a whim, a raw rookie who'd never played college football but who looked as if he might help the Colts. The gamble paid off. Preston Pearson spent 14 years in the NFL, played in five Super Bowls and earned two championship rings.

Catching up with ... former Johns Hopkins wide receiver Bill Stromberg

The photo is tucked away in a box at home, a frayed reminder of Bill Stromberg's life before he became a suit and the CEO of investment giant T. Rowe Price. It's a picture of Stromberg, then a wide receiver for Johns Hopkins, catching a pass with a defender on his back. The reception, the 254th of his college career, set an NCAA College Division (a precursor to Division III) mark and put Stromberg in the record book.

Catching up with ... former Colts linebacker Bob Grant

At 70, Bob Grant can still break bricks with his bare hands.

"I did it a few months ago for a group of school kids," said Grant, the former

Catching up with ... former Navy star, current Raven Keenan Reynolds

A year after he set numerous NCAA records, garnered a groundswell of support for college football's highest individual honor and finished leading Navy to an unprecedented run of success, Keenan Reynolds is working on his skill set in near anonymity.

Catching up with ... former Baltimore Colt Alvin Haymond

The punt sails skyward, then falls toward the waiting arms of the Colts' kick returner as would-be tacklers

Catching up with ... former Baltimore Colts DB Wendell Harris

His boyish looks, bantam size and benign-sounding name belied his fierce demeanor in football. Who'd have thought a guy named Wendell could deliver bone-rat

Catching up with ... former Baltimore Colts DB Doug Nettles

His fifth-grade class at Landon Prep in Bethesda is among the school's best-behaved. How does teacher Doug Nettles keep the peace?

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Catching up with ... The man announced 10 spots before Unitas

A scarred Colts helmet. A Super Bowl jersey. A football auto

Catching up with ... former Baltimore Colt Bob Van Duyne

He lives in a log house in the wilds of Montana, where grizzlies roam, streams run clear and cell phones seldom work. That's fine with Bob Van Duyne.

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Catching up with ... former Ravens offensive lineman Edwin Mulitalo

A framed photo of the Super Bowl XXXV champions hangs on Edwin Mulitalo's bedroom wall; a "Festivus" T-shirt, in his closet. They are cherished keepsakes for Mulitalo, a starting guard for the 2000 Ravens when they won their first NFL title.

Catching up with ... former Ravens fullback Vonta Leach

From his seat at the Super Bowl on Sunday, Vonta Leach will summon the past — the Ravens' ascent to the top in the 2012 season and that glorious scoreboard, at game's end, which he'll not forget: Ravens 34, San Francisco 49ers 31.

Catching up with ... former Colts linebacker Tom MacLeod

Tom MacLeod was acquired by the Colts when they traded future Hall of Fame linebacker Ted Hendricks to the Green Bay Packers. MacLeod quickly made a name for himself in Baltimore.

Catching Up With former Colts linebacker Jackie Burkett

Jackie Burkett was the No. 1 NFL draft pick by the Baltimore Colts in 1959.

Catching Up With ... Former Johns Hopkins star, Colts draft pick Joe Cowan

Johns Hopkins' Joe Cowan was a lacrosse star, but his football performance got him drafted by the Baltimore Colts.

Catching Up With ... former Navy, NFL player Phil McConkey

Phil McConkey will always be "that skinny little kid from Buffalo" driven to prove himself to the world.

Catching Up With ... former Woodlawn, NFL linebacker Carlton Bailey

Carlton Bailey (Woodlawn) has three conference championship rings and the memory of that AFC title game in 1992, when he intercepted a pass by the Denver Broncos' John Elway and ran for a touchdown in a 10-7 victory that sent the Buffalo Bills to the Super Bowl.

Catching Up With ... former Maryland, NFL tackle Walter Rock

Walter Rock starred at Maryland in the early 1960s, then thrived in the NFL for 11 years. A Pro Bowl tackle, he anchored Washington's offensive line when the Redskins reached the Super Bowl in 1972.

Catching Up With ... former Navy running back Eddie Meyers

They called him Fast Eddie, though he'd as soon run over football defenders as around them. For three years, Eddie Meyers carried Navy's offense, smashing school rushing records and leading the Midshipmen to three successive winning seasons (1979-81), a feat they wouldn't repeat for nearly 25 years.

Catching Up With ... former Morgan State, NFL running back George Nock

George Nock was a Morgan State and NFL running back before blowing out his knee. Now, he's a sculptor.

Catching Up With ... former Calvert Hall, Clemson and NFL center Wayne Mulligan

Wayne Mulligan, now a business consultant, played for Calvert Hall, Clemson and in the NFL.

Catching Up With ... Cardinal Gibbons, NFL wide receiver Jean Fugett

Family is everything to Jean Fugett, a graduate of Cardinal Gibbons who played eight years in the NFL. Now 63, he lives in West Baltimore, cares for his parents at their home in Randallstown and dotes on his wife of 29 years and their three children, one of whom, Audie, married Orioles outfielder Adam Jones last year.

Catching Up With ... Maryland quarterback Alan Pastrana

Nearly half a century later, Alan Pastrana's feats at Maryland in 1966 remain legend. That spring, as a sophomore, he played lacrosse and was a first-team All-American. That fall, as the Terps' quarterback, he passed for 17 touchdowns to set an Atlantic Coast Conference record.

Catching Up With ... former Colts safety Rick Volk

The cards, letters and "Get Well" texts have slowed, but know that Rick Volk treasures them all. When the former Colts safety contracted throat cancer last year, aging teammates rallied around the three-time Pro Bowl selection as they are wont to do.

Catching Up With ... Former Orioles second baseman Bobby Grich

Now 66 years old, former Orioles second baseman Bobby Grich looks back at his decorated career and discusses his post-playing career.

Catching Up With ... 1960 Preakness winner and Hall of Fame jockey Bobby Ussery

Now 80, Bobby Ussery is the last surviving jockey of any Preakness winner from 1960 or earlier.

Catching Up With ... Former Baltimore Bullets forward Ray Scott

Strong, smart and a notorious streak shooter, Ray Scott stayed with the Bullets for 3 1/2 years, during which Baltimore climbed from last place to first in the NBA Eastern Division.

Catching Up With ... Ex-Terps basketball star Will Hetzel

At 67, Will Hetzel writes poetry, speaks his liberal mind and revels in the psychedelic music of the late Richie Havens and The Jefferson Airplane. That he did the same in 1968, as a Maryland basketball star, caused quite a stir in College Park.

Catching Up With ... Former Baltimore Bullets guard Johnny Egan

The giant spark plug in Johnny Egan's attic is nearly as big as he is. A gift from Bullets fans, the 4-foot trophy depicts the spunky guard's role on Baltimore's NBA team one-half century ago. Then, he'd come off the bench, time after time, to ignite the offense or fire up the defense.

Catching Up With ... Ex-Morgan State QB Daryl Johnson, who played for Patriots

Sometimes, looking back, Daryl Johnson wonders if it truly happened. Did he really lead Morgan State's football team to two undefeated seasons and then play in the pros for the Patriots?

Catching Up With ... Colts receiver Freddie Scott

Make no mistake -- a Ravens victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday night would be music to the ears of Freddie Scott, the onetime Baltimore Colts receiver.

Catching Up With ... Roger Shoals, ex-Maryland and NFL tackle

As an offensive tackle for Maryland's football team, Roger Shoals gouged out holes wide enough to drive a Cadillac through. Now, the former Terp star sells the cars.

Catching Up With ... former Colts QB Cotton Davidson

"Cotton" Davidson was the Baltimore Colts' starting quarterback before Johnny Unitas. He went on to coach at Baylor and now lives on a 700-acre cattle ranch.

Catching Up With ... former Colts fullback Roosevelt Leaks

He wasn't the happiest of Colts, but who's surprised? In college, Roosevelt Leaks rushed for more yards in one game (342) than he did in four of his five years in Baltimore.

Catching Up With ... former Colts guard Glenn Ressler

For a decade, each autumn, Glenn Ressler's Sundays were much the same. The mid-mannered Colts guard would slip into the locker room, remove his glasses, put on his uniform and perform feats of strength. Players called him Clark Kent.

Catching Up With ... Sanders Shiver, ex-Colts LB and Bowie St. coach

Sanders Shiver arrived at the Baltimore Colts' training camp in 1976, a rookie linebacker out to make a name for himself. A fifth-round draft pick, Shiver earned a job with his speed and savvy.

Catching Up With ... Jack Scarbath

The blond hair has grayed and Jack Scarbath wears glasses now. Remember the laser arm that Maryland's football team rode to fame more than 60 years ago?

Catching Up With Emerson Boozer, ex-Maryland State and Jets running back

Emerson Boozer played 10 years for the Jets, retiring in 1975 as the team's career rushing leader (5,135 yards). He also left with a Super Bowl ring, from New York's 16-7 upset win over the Colts for the 1968 championship.

Catching Up With ... Former Colts middle linebacker Ed Simonini

Nearly 40 years later, the taunts still haunt Ed Simonini, the Colts' 6-foot middle linebacker.

Catching Up With ... former Colts punter Tom Gilburg

For five years Tom Gilburg punted for the Colts, averaging 41.4 yards a boot before quitting in 1966 with a bum knee. Three times, he finished among the NFL's top 10 punters while doubling as a second-string offensive tackle.

Catching Up With ... former Colts guard Robert Pratt

In retirement, former Baltimore Colts Robert Pratt, George Kunz, Ken Mendenhall and Elmer Collett have gone hunting and fishing together, often with their old quarterback, Bert Jones.

Catching Up With ... Dick Bielski

Dick Bielski grew up in East Baltimore during the 1940s, a chunky Polish kid who used to bound down the marble steps of his family's home on Madeira Street and race the one-half block to Patterson Park to play pick-up football games until dark.

Catching Up With ... Former Colts tackle Sam Ball

Baltimore's first-round pick in the 1966 NFL draft, Ball helped anchor the offensive line for four years, during which the Colts (43-9-4) won two conference and three division titles. Knees shot, he bowed out following the Super Bowl victory over the Dallas Cowboys and took up a career in agribusiness.

Catching Up With ... Former Colts coach Charley Winner

Charley Winner doesn't take old age lying down. At 90, the former Baltimore Colts coach plays tennis five times a week, for 90 minutes a day.

Catching Up With ... Former Colts tackle George Kunz

Not Kunz. He's an attorney, all 6-foot-5 and 255 pounds of him, just three years out of law school and determined to make this career as estimable as his first. A Colt from 1975 through 1980, he anchored the offensive line and helped Baltimore win three straight AFC East championships.

Catching Up With ... Former Colt Sam Havrilak

A dentist in Parkville, Havrilak tends patients' chompers with the same hands that once passed, caught and cradled the football for the Colts. Every day finds him tackling a host of problems, from fillings to crowns to extractions to root canals.

Catching Up With . . . former NFL defensive lineman Roger Brown

A restaurant/sports bar in Portsmouth, Va., where Roger Browns lives bears his name. Brown, a onetime 300-pound All Pro defensive tackle, also owns establishments in Williamsburg and Newport News. On the menu is a club sandwich called the "Fearsome Foursome," a nod to the nickname given the celebrated defensive lines on which Brown played in both Detroit and L.A.

Catching Up With ... Former Vikings RB Chuck Foreman

Chuck Foreman, meet Earl "The Pearl" Monroe. "It would be a joy to run into Earl some day," said Foreman, who's from Frederick and played seven years with the Minnesota Vikings.

Only Terps QB to beat Penn State hopes they can repeat

Last week Dick Shiner watched the Terps' game in Byrd Stadium, site of Shiner's biggest triumphs: a 21-17 victory over Penn State in 1961 and, two years later, a 21-14 upset of Air Force.

Catching Up With . . . Former Colts linebacker Dennis Gaubatz

Dennis Gaubatz, 25, the former LSU star immediately became the defensive signal caller for a team that would win an NFL championship and three division titles in the next four years.

Catching Up With ... Former Colts offensive lineman Elmer Collett

There's a boogie board in his basement, a mountain bike in the garage and a black lab named Jake at the back door, begging for a five-mile walk. At 69, Elmer Collett doesn't want for things to do.

Catching Up With . . . Former Colt Roy Jefferson

Roy Jefferson earned that Super Bowl ring. He caught 44 passes for 749 yards and seven touchdowns for the Colts, including a 45-yarder in a 17-0 victory over Cincinnati in the playoffs.

Catching Up With ... Ed Modzelewski

Big Mo Ed Modzelewski, a former Maryland and Cleveland Browns fullback, is living in Arizona, not resting on his laurels.

Catching Up With ... Don Buford

Earl Weaver called Don Buford "the best leadoff man in the game," and who's to argue? In five years with the Orioles, Buford batted .270, ran the bases with ferocity and helped the club reach three World Series.

Catching Up With . . . Baltimore native and former Pittsburgh Steeler Mike Collier

Collier, who starred at Edmondson High and Morgan State, played on Pittsburgh's Super Bowl championship team in 1975-76. A rookie, he made the Steelers as a 14th round draft pick, scored a touchdown in his first game and even left his mark on Super Bowl X.

Catching Up With . . . former Terp/Packers safety Tom Brown

For 38 years Tom Brown has had their ear, in part because he has two Super Bowl rings and a resume to back him up. Green Bay's second-round draft pick in 1963, he initially spurned the Packers — then the NFL champions — to play baseball instead. An All-American at Maryland, where he led the Atlantic Coast Conference in hitting (.449), he was wooed by the Washington Senators who dangled a $12,000 bonus.

Catching Up With . . . Colts center Ken Mendenhall

An All-American at Oklahoma, Mendenhall anchored the offensive line for eight years, starting in 1973. He won the job despite his compact build and stayed, while fighting off the two All-Pro centers acquired to replace him — Fred Hoaglin and Forrest Blue.

Catching Up With ... former Baltimore Colts LB Ray May

At 68, Ray May -- a starting linebacker on the Baltimore Colts' 1971 Super Bowl championship team -- will need multiple surgeries to regain his footing.

Catching Up With . . . former Colts quarterback Mike Pagel

The win over Houston (2-14), before an announced 20,418 — one-third the size of Colt crowds of yore — snapped a five-game losing streak and left the team at 7-9. It ended an erratic two years in Baltimore for Pagel, a sophomore quarterback who led the Colts to two overtime victories after they'd gone winless (0-8-1) in strike-shortened 1982.

Catching Up With former Baltimore Colts lineman Dan Sullivan

A pillar up front, Sullivan played 11 years with the Colts (1962-72), during which they went 104-45-5, reached two Super Bowls and won a world championship in 1971. Staunch and savvy, he starred at guard but played all five line positions, as needed, without missing a step.

Catching Up With... former Orioles outfielder Russ Snyder

He's the forgotten Oriole, one who helped the club soar in 1966 and then fell off the radar. Brooks, Frank and Boog were stars in that championship season. But who remembers Russ Snyder?

Catching Up With ... Linda Warehime

It has been 45 years since she first ran onto the field at Memorial Stadium, an 11-year-old blonde with a big smile and a straw broom that would win her fame.

Catching Up With ... Tom Marechek

Tom Marechek brought a swagger to lacrosse with his flashy play and endless array of acrobatic shots which, decades later, still rack up views on YouTube.

Catching Up With ... Joe Aitcheson

Joe Aitcheson, a member of the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame, lives in a retirement community in Westminster, surrounded by keepsakes of a 21-year pro career in which he won a record 440 timber races and a record seven North American championships between 1961 and 1970.

Catching Up With ... Aldo Guidolin

Six strokes robbed former Baltimore Clippers enforcer Aldo Guidolin of his speech, but he gets by with help from his wife of 59 years.

Catching Up With ... Fred Carter

Sixty-eight seconds remained when Fred Carter, a second-year guard, holed a 20-footer to give the Bullets a 93-89 lead over the hated New York Knicks.

Catching Up With former Baltimore Colts QB Y.A. Tittle

He was Baltimore's first football star, an oddly named quarterback on a motley Colts team that boasted his strong arm but little else. For three years, Yelberton Abraham (Y.A.) Tittle led the club, won fans' hearts and even got his face plastered on the wrappers of Koester's Bread.

Catching Up With former Ravens safety Kim Herring

There's a whiff of the past in the Ravens' current playoff run. So said Kim Herring, strong safety on the Super Bowl XXXV championship team.

Catching Up With former Ravens center Jeff Mitchell

Twelve years later, the play sticks in Jeff Mitchell's mind. The onetime Ravens center can still hear the collision, see the Denver player fold and sense the game turning on one bone-jarring hit.

Catching Up With former Baltimore Colts linebacker Barry Krauss

Don't misunderstand. Barry Krauss loved Baltimore — from the crabcakes to the Inner Harbor to the rich provenance of the NFL team that picked him sixth overall in the 1979 draft. But five years later, the Colts' move to Indianapolis proved a godsend for the players, said Krauss, a tough linebacker who played 10 seasons with a horseshoe on his helmet.

Catching Up With ... Raul Allegre

Four times as a rookie in 1983, Raul Allegre booted game-winning field goals for the Colts (7-9), who boasted his right leg and little else on offense. The Mexico-born kicker accounted for 112 points, or nearly half of the team's output that year, its last in Baltimore. Colts fans voted him the club's most valuable player.

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

Andy Nelson grabbed an interception in the 1959 NFL championship game, Baltimore scored, then again and again, galvanizing the crowd and busting open the game.

Catching Up With ... Mike Barnes

Mike Barnes, a member of the Baltimore Colts' famed "Sack Pack," had a key field goal block against the Denver Broncos in 1978.

Catching up with former Colts fullback Jerry Hill

For nine years, Hill policed the Baltimore backfield, protecting Unitas from defenders who thundered in to sack No. 19 or whoever was quarterbacking the Colts. Others got the glory; Hill got the satisfaction of a job well done.

Catching Up With ... Willie Richardson

It was, Willie Richardson said, the perfect send-off. Against Pittsburgh in 1971, the Colts' veteran caught two touchdown passes within two minutes to break open a 34-21 victory at Memorial Stadium.

Catching Up With former Colt Charlie Stukes

Two years earlier, he'd played in Super Bowl III — one of five Maryland State players to suit up in that game. The others were Jim Duncan (Colts) and Emerson Boozer, Johnny Sample and Earl Christy (New York Jets).

Catching up with ... Ray Perkins

The former Colts receiver reflects on the most critical reception of his career in 1971

Catching Up With ... Kevin Loughery

He was a gritty 6-foot-3 guard from the Bronx with boundless energy and a long, sweet jumper that seemed to kiss the Civic Center's ceiling before finding its mark. "Bullseye!" Baltimore Bullets broadcaster Jim Karvellas would exclaim as Kevin Loughery scored again.

Catching up With ... Eddie Hinton

At 65, and living in Spring Branch, Texas, this is Hinton's calling — to help troubled youths navigate life's highways, the onetime Colts' wide receiver said. After six years in the NFL, and a career as a homebuilder, Hinton last year chose to go another route.

Catching Up With ... Bert Jones

Bert Jones, Colts went to 1977 playoffs by beating Patriots in last game of the season

Catching Up With Norm Bulaich

Catching up with former Orioles reliever Eddie Watt

Catching up with eddie watt

Where are they now? -- Ben Cavil