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Alex Karras

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Birth Name: Alex Karras
Born: 07/15/1935
Birth Place: Gary, Indiana, USA
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 10/10/2012

Born Alexander George Karras on July 15, 1935 in Gary, IN, he was the son of Emmiline, a registered nurse, and Lou, a physician. The youngest of three boys, Karras was dealt an early devastating blow when his father died when Alexander was only 13 years old and just beginning to show promise as a football player. After graduating from Gary Emerson High School as a four-time Indiana all-state selection, Karras briefly entertained the idea of following his brothers to Purdue before signing with the University of Iowa's Hawkeyes in 1955. Karras' years as a defensive tackle at Iowa were as notable as they were turbulent, marked by frequent run-ins - even physical altercations - with hard-driving... Continue Bio >>

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