During his NFL career he, along with Packer great Paul Hornung, was suspended for one season (1963) for gambling. He later figured prominently in a George Plimpton sports book, Paper Lion.
He was a commentator and analyst in Monday Night Football from 1974 to 1976, being replaced by returning MNF original commentator, Don Meredith. He also played a minor role in Blazing Saddles as the sheriff's deputy Mongo; in one especially memorable scene, he knocks out a horse with one punch. He also appeared as the Sheriff, Porky's brother, in Porky's and as western settler Hans Brumbaugh in Centennial. He also played a bodyguard named Squash in the movie Victor/Victoria. Sometime in the 70's he played a backwoods boy turned Olympic weightlifter named Hugh Ray Feather.
Alex Karras Facts
|Birthday||July 15, 1935|
|Birthplace||Gary, Indiana, USA|
|Date of death||January , 2121 (age 185)|
|Height||6' 2" (1m88) How tall is Alex Karras compared to you?|