One of the most iconic figures in Baltimore Pro Football history lost his life on Monday.
Former Baltimore Colts star Mike Curtis passed away at his home in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Curtis family reached out to Mike Preston of the Baltimore Sun to inform them of the news.
After his passing was announced, video would surface of Curtis during his playing days absolutely destroying a fan who ran out on the field to disrupt play by grabbing the ball. Curtis, in true linebacker form, separated him from that ball.
Curtis was a 1st-round pick in 1965 that would move his position from fullback to linebacker. He helped the Colts to a pair of Super Bowls.
He had 25 career interceptions as a linebacker and even returned 2 for touchdowns.
He was 77 years old and is survived by three children and seven grandchildren.