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Mike Curtis

Mike Curtis (1943–2020), former Baltimore Colts star

by Kirk Fox

Mike Curtis was a former star linebacker for the Baltimore Colts who had a key interception in their Super Bowl V win over Dallas.  

  • Died: Monday, April 20, 2020. (Who else died on April 20?)
  • Details of Death: Died at the age of 77.  
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“Mad Dog” on the field 

Curtis was known as one of the toughest players of his era, earning him the nickname “Mad Dog.” He was a four-time pro bowl selection and his late interception in Super Bowl V allowed the Colts to hit a game winning field goal with less than a minute in the game to defeat the Dallas Cowboys. He played 11 seasons for the Colts, followed by 2 with Seattle, finishing up his last season with Washington. In a famous moment during a game against the Dolphins in 1971, Curtis tackled a drunk fan who ran onto the field in the middle of the game and stole the football.

What they said about him

Full Obituary: Baltimore Sun


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