This Week In Baltimore Football History: Feb. 10-16

Posted on February 12, 2014 by Joe Platania

COLTS HIRE SCHNELLENBERGER; HARBAUGH GETS EXTENSION

1947 -- After the Miami Seahawks' move to Baltimore was approved, making the newly named Colts part of the All-America Football Conference, former Green Bay Packers standout Cecil Isbell was named the team's first head coach. Isbell went 9-22-1 and was fired after the first four games of the 1949 season.

1973 -- Howard Schnellenberger, who later began the University of Miami's rise as a national collegiate power, was named the Colts' new head coach. He replaced interim head coach John Sandusky, who completed the 1972 season after Super Bowl-winning coach Don McCafferty had been fired.

1989 -- Return specialist/receiver Deonte Thompson was born in Belle Glade, Fla.

1997 -- Setting up Jonathan Ogden's move from left guard to left tackle, the Ravens traded Tony Jones, the starting left tackle in 1996, to the Denver Broncos for a second-round pick, which turned into Penn State safety and Super Bowl XXXV starter Kim Herring.

Jonathan Ogden

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1998 -- The Ravens traded third- and fourth-round picks to the Indianapolis Colts for quarterback Jim Harbaugh and a fourth-round selection.

2011 -- Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and the team agreed to a contract extension.

2013 -- For the first time in more than a decade, the Ravens' special teams ranking rose into the league's top five, placing third in Rick Gosselin's annual special teams chart published by the Dallas Morning News.

Joe Platania is in his 20th season covering professional football.

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