Follow Channel 13 News on Twitter

Headlines @WHOtv Behind-the-Scenes @WHOhd

KARRAS DIES: Former Hawkeye Passes Away

Posted on: 12:05 pm, October 10, 2012, by


Family, friends, and fans are remembering a former Iowa Hawkeye, NFL player, and actor.

A family spokesman has confirmed Alex Karras died Wednesday morning.

He battled kidney disease, heart disease, dementia, and for the last two years stomach cancer.

Karras was a four-time pro bowl defensive lineman, and later acted in movies, including Blazing Saddles, Porky’s, and Victor Victoria.

He and his wife Susan Clark also starred in the TV show Webster.

Never be out of the loop!

Take Channel 13 News everywhere you go