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Baltimore Colts legend Mike Curtis dies at age 77

Posted at 2:33 PM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 14:35:29-04

BALTIMORE — Baltimore lost one of its legendary sports figures on Monday.

Former Colts linebacker Mike Curtis died at age 77 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Known as "Mad Dog," Curtis is most remembered for tackling a drunk fan who ran onto the field at Memorial Stadium, during a game in December of 1971 against the Miami Dolphins.

Curtis also set the Colts up for their 16-13 Super Bowl V victory over the Dallas Cowboys with an interception in the final minutes of the game.

Prior to being drafted in the first round of the 1965 NFL Draft out of Duke University, Curtis played high school ball in Rockville.

He finished his career with 25 interceptions and four Pro Bowl selections.

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay whose father owned the Baltimore Colts took to twitter to remember Curtis.