Alex Karras

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Birthday
15, 1935
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Oct 10, 2012 (77)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
15, 1935
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Oct 10, 2012 (77)

About

NFL defensive tackle known as the Mad Duck, he played for the Detroit Lions from 1958 to 1962 and from 1964 to 1970. Aside from football, he also starred in ABC's sitcom Webster and made an appearance in Mel Brooks' 1974 comedy Blazing Saddles.

Before Fame

Struggling mightily to adjust to college, he failed to earn a football letter his sophomore year at the University of Iowa.

Trivia

He played in 161 NFL games and was selected to four Pro Bowls.

Family Life

He had five children with Joan Jurgenson and one with Susan Clark.

Associated With

He acted in an episode of M*A*S*H with Alan Alda.