Originally posted on Ravens Football Machine  |  Last updated 8/4/13
Rest In Peace, Artie Donovan (1924-2013)... Donovan has gone. But Ravens fans loved the old Colt and will never forget him. Art Donovan was 89 when he died Sunday evening at Stella Maris Hospice.  He had been suffering from respiratory problems. Artie Donovan was born in New York and served in the Marines in World War Two.   He served in the Pacific and fought in the Battle of Luzon and the Battle of Iwo Jima.   Donovan had a 12-year NFL career, mostly with the Baltimore Colts.  He was a defensive tackle who played with the Colts' teams that on the NFL Championship in 1958 and 1959. He was part of the Baltimore Colts team that played in what many to be considered the greatest football game every played. It was the December, 1958, sudden death overtime game, where the Colts beat the New York Giants 23-17 to win the NFL championship. Donovan once told WBAL's John Patti that he felt the Colts played better games than the ...
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