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|Subject: RIP Alex Karras||Date: 10/10/2012 12:29 PM|
|Author: n8larson||Number: 92686 of 95940|
following up on the recent post about his failing health... Alex Karras passed away yesterday.
Karras played his entire NFL career with the Lions before retiring in 1970 at age 35. He was a first-team All-Pro in 1960, 1961 and 1965, and he made the Pro Bowl four times. He missed the 1963 season when he was suspended by NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle in a gambling probe. Karras was recognized by the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a defensive tackle on the All-Decade Team of the 1960s.
player page at PFR: http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/K/KarrAl00.htm...
John Clayton piece on Karras' comedic contributions: http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8485788/alex-karras-humor-...
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