Contact Us

Alex Karras Dies of Kidney Failure at Age 77

Alex Karras
YouTube

Legendary football player and television personality Alex Karras died from kidney failure Wednesday morning at the age of 77.

Karras played for the Detroit Lions of the NFL from 1958-62 and again from 1964-70, racking up four Pro Bowl selections. He was named to the 1960s All-Decade NFL team.

Born in Gary, Indiana, in 1935, Kerras had a long television career following his playing days.

He joined ABC in 1974 as a commentator for the network’s broadcast of Monday Night Football. He was in the role for three years, leaving after the 1976 NFL season.

He famously played Mongo and punched a horse in the film “Blazing Saddles.”

He also starred in the television series “Webster,” playing George Papadapolis, the adoptive father of Webster.

More From WZOZ

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wzozfm.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Your Favorites from the 70s and 80s quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on Your Favorites from the 70s and 80s quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!