Art Donovan, Hall of Fame defensive tackle for the
Donovan died of a respiratory ailment at Stella Maris Hospice in
"Artie made a career out of telling people everything that he'd done right -- and wrong -- in football," former teammate Ordell Braase told the Baltimore Sun. "The diversity of his appeal was amazing. Everyone wanted to hug 'Fatso,' from young girls to little old ladies."
"Baltimore is now without one of its best and someone who was a foundation for the tremendous popularity of football in our area. The world is not as bright tonight because we lost someone who could make us all smile."