Former Detroit Lions, Iowa Hawkeyes LB Alex Karras passes on


Alex Karras former star for the Iowa Hawkeyes at the college football level and Detroit Lions on the NFL level had died of kidney failure at the age of 77. Had he not been suspended for gambling during the 1963 season, Karras might be in the Hall of Fame right now.

After football, Karras had a second career as an actor, known best as the dad on the ’80s sitcom “Webster,” and his iconic role in “Blazing Saddles,” in which he punched a horse in the face.

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