Baltimore Colts

history of NFL team

The Baltimore Colts [1] were an American football franchise in the National Football League.[2] The team was based in Baltimore. The logo was a white horseshoe (blue uniforms). The team had success since 1953 when it began, winning four NFL championships, including Super Bowl V. The most famous player was quarterback Johnny Unitas . [3] However, in 1984, Bob Irsay secretly (meaning in the middle of a March night without an announcement) moved the team to Indianapolis to begin play as the Indianapolis Colts.[4]

Baltimore Colts
Established 1953
Ended 1983
Played in Baltimore, Maryland
Baltimore Colts wordmark
Wordmark
League/conference affiliations

National Football League (19531983)

Uniform
Team colorsRoyal Blue, White          
Personnel
Owner(s)Carroll Rosenbloom (1953–1972)
Robert Irsay (1972–1983)
Head coachKeith Molesworth (1953)
Weeb Ewbank (1954–1962)
Don Shula (1963–1969)
Don McCafferty (1970–1972)
John Sandusky (1972)
Howard Schnellenberger (1973–1974)
Joe Thomas (1974)
Ted Marchibroda (1975–1979)
Mike McCormack (1980–1981)
Frank Kush (1982–1983)
Team history
Championships
League championships (3†)
Conference championships (5)
Division championships (5) † – Does not include the AFL or NFL Championships won during the same seasons as the AFL–NFL Super Bowl Championships prior to the 1970 AFL–NFL merger
Playoff appearances (10)
Home fields

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1958 Baltimore Colts No. 26 On 'NFL 100 Greatest Teams' List". www.colts.com. Retrieved 2020-04-10.
  2. "George Young Elected To Pro Football Hall Of Fame's Class Of 2020". www.colts.com. Retrieved 2020-04-10.
  3. "Indianapolis Colts NFL - Colts News, Scores, Stats, Rumors & More - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2020-04-10.
  4. "Baltimore Colts Team History | Sports Team History". sportsteamhistory.com. 2017-01-15. Retrieved 2020-04-10.