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Birthdate :July 15, 1935
Country : United States of America
Sign : Cancer
Weight: 112 kg
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Alex Karras Timeline
1956Named to All-Big Ten team, 1956 and 1957
1956Played on the Hawkeyes' 1956 Rose Bowl championship team
19572nd place in voting for Heisman Trophy, 1957 (Honoring the outstanding college football player in the United States, presented by the Downtown Athletic Club of New York)
1957Named to the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame Played in the East-West Shrine game, 1957
1957Consensus all-American (making 10 teams) in 1957 Member of inaugural class of the Iowa Lettermen's Club Hall of Fame
1957Outland Trophy, 1957 (Honoring the outstanding interior lineman, selected by the Football Writers Association of America)
1958Played in the Hula Bowl, 1958.
1958He was a tackle for the Detroit Lions 1958-1971.
1963Wrestled late professional wrestler, Dick the Bruiser (Dick Afflis), in 1963.
1974Perhaps his most memorable moment as an actor was the scene in Blazing Saddles (1974) where his character, Mongo, punched a horse.
1980Daughter, Katie (b. 1980), with Susan Clark.
1989In conjunction with the 100 years of Hawkeye football celebration in 1989, Iowa Hawkeye fans selected an all-time team. The squad features 11 players on offense and defense, two kickers and 15 special mention players who received strong fan support. Karras was voted to the team as a defensive lineman.
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