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following up on the recent post about his failing health... Alex Karras passed away yesterday.

Story:
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8485773/alex-karras-detroi...

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-...

-n8
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