Actor and football great Alex Karras
Alex Karras, the rugged lineman who anchored the Detroit Lions' defense in the 1960s, then went on to an acting career in which he starred in the sitcom "Webster" and famously punched a horse in the 1974 comedy "Blazing Saddles," died Wednesday. He was 77.
In one of the most famous plays ever, New Orleans Saints' Tom Dempsey kicks a record-setting, game-winning 63-yard field goal in New Orleans as teammate Joe Scarpati holds the ball, Detroit Lions defender Alex Karras (71) is seen rushing in. (Nov. 8, 1970)