Alex KarrasBorn: 1935-07-35 - Died: 2012-10-10
Cause of Death: Kidney failure
Who was Alex Karras :
Alex Karras was a well-known professional wrestler, football player, actor, and sports commentator from Gary, Indiana. Karras is most known for his involvement with the Detroit Lions, and also for playing "Mongo" on the 1974 movie of Blazing Saddles.
During Karras' NFL career with the Detroit Lions, Karras has been praised as being one of the best defensive tacklemen in NFL history. Karras was also active as a sports commentator on ABC's Monday Night Football from 1974-1976.