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Baltimore Colts
Established 1953
Ended 1983
Played in Baltimore, Maryland
Baltimore Colts wordmark
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National Football League (1953–1983)

Team colors Royal Blue, White          
Owner(s) Carroll Rosenbloom (1953–1972)
Robert Irsay (1972–1983)
Head coach Keith 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
League championships (3†)
Conference championships (5)
  • NFL Western: 1958, 1959, 1964, 1968
  • AFC: 1970
Division championships (5)
  • NFL Coastal: 1968
  • AFC East: 1970, 1975, 1976, 1977
† – 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)
  • NFL: 1958, 1959, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1975, 1976, 1977

The Baltimore Colts were an American football franchise in the National Football League. 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 . 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.

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