Alex Karras Obituary

OBITUARY

Alex Karras dies at 77; NFL star turned actor

 

 

 

 

Alex Karras, a four-time All-Pro defensive tackle with the Detroit Lions, had memorable roles on TV’s ‘Webster’ and in the Mel Brooks film ‘Blazing Saddles.’

 

By Sam Farmer
Los Angeles Times
October 10, 2012

 

Alex Karras, an All-Pro defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions who later worked as a Monday Night Football co-host and parlayed his hulking strength into a Hollywood acting career, died Wednesday. He was 77.

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