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Mike Klingaman connects with former Baltimore sports stars.

  • Catching Up With former Colts linebacker Tom MacLeod

    Catching Up With former Colts linebacker Tom MacLeod

    Quick, now: What Baltimore Colt player holds the team record for most tackles in a game? Gino Marchetti? Mike Curtis? Or an oft-forgotten linebacker named Tom MacLeod? In just his second game as a Colt in 1974, MacLeod made 20 tackles — 11 unassisted — in a 20-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers....

  • Catching Up With former Colts linebacker Jackie Burkett

    Catching Up With former Colts linebacker Jackie Burkett

    They're gone now, the two storied Colts linebackers who played alongside Jackie Burkett in the early 1960s. But more than half a century later, Burkett still marvels at the disparities between his teammates, Bill Pellington and Don Shinnick, and how the pair meshed to lead the Colts to NFL championships...

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

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

    Lacrosse won him fame, but it was football that earned Joe Cowan a shot at the pros — and with his hometown team, no less. A three-time first-team All-American lacrosse attackman at Johns Hopkins, Cowan made headlines in 1969 when selected by the Colts. A wide receiver, he remains the only Blue...

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

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

    Never mind his age (58), gray hair and the four decades that have passed since he played at Navy — and, later, in the NFL. In his mind, Phil McConkey will always be "that skinny little kid from Buffalo" driven to prove himself to the world. "The competitiveness never goes away," said McConkey,...

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

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

    Carlton Bailey 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. "I've been blessed," said Bailey, 50, a graduate...

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