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  • FILE - This is a 1972 file photo showing Miami Dolphins quarterback Earl Morrall. Morrall, an NFL quarterback for 21 years who started nine games during the Miami Dolphins' perfect season in 1972, has died at age 79. The Dolphins confirmed Morrall's death Friday, April 25, 2014.  (AP Photo/File)

    Former NFL quarterback Earl Morrall dies at 79

    Earl Morrall stepped in when the 1972 Miami Dolphins needed him most. And then he willingly stepped aside, earning enduring admiration from his teammates and coach Don Shula.

  • Miami Dolphins quarterback Earl Morrall shown in 1972. (AP Photo)

    Earl Morrall dies at 79; QB keyed Dolphins' perfect season

    When Bob Griese broke his ankle in 1972, Morrall came off the bench and started the final nine games of the regular season for the Dolphins. Morrall won praise from coach Don Shula for his willingness to step aside when Griese returned for the AFC championship game.

  • Joe Flacco to portray Johnny Unitas in movie

    Joe Flacco as Johnny Unitas.

  • Brees sets mark with TD pass in 48th straight game

    Drew Brees set an NFL record Sunday night with touchdown passes in 48 straight games, breaking a mark set by Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas a half-century ago.

  • DALY: Johnny Unitas' record a victim of today’s NFL

    This is the Era of Optimum Conditions for NFL quarterbacks. If there was ever a time and place to be a QB, it's right here, right now. For one thing, the rules have never been more favorable to the passing game. For another, the receivers all wear gloves — tacky gloves. And if you happen to play for a dome team, well, who loves ya, baby?

  • Correction

    A story appearing in yesterday's editions incorrectly stated the year Baltimore Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas died. He died on Sept. 11, 2002.

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