Alex Karras' 1968 Topps Detroit Lions football card

In tribute to the late Alex Karras - here is a gallery of football cards from his NFL career with the Detroit Lions.

Alex Karras of the Detroit Lions - He later became an actor known for his role on the TV series Webster.

Alex Karras of the Detroit Lions - He later became an actor known for his role on the TV series Webster and movie Against All Odds.

The Way It Was - 1970 - Alex Karras, Defensive Tackle for Detroit Lions

The Way It Was - 1970 - Alex Karras, Defensive Tackle for Detroit Lions

Lions DT Alex Karras looks to sack Redskins QB Sonny Jurgensen during a game on Oct. 3, 1965 in Detroit. The rugged Karras, who made four Pro-Bowls while anchoring the Detroit Lions’ defense and then made a successful transition to an acting career, with a stint along the way as a commentator on Monday Night Football, was born 80 years ago today. He passed away on Oct. 10, 2012. (Neil Leifer for SI)GALLERY: Classic Photos of Alex Karras

Lions DT Alex Karras looks to sack Redskins QB Sonny Jurgensen during a game on Oct. 1965 in Detroit. The rugged Karras, who made four Pro-Bowls while anchoring the Detroit Lions’ defense and then.

Alex Karras, N.F.L. Lineman and Actor, Dies at 77 - NYTimes.com

Alex Karras, N.F.L. Lineman and Actor, Dies at 77

Alex Karras died today (Oct Mongo gone. I'm sad.

Notable People Born September 25 | Beloved Superman actor Christopher Reeve, soul singer Dee Dee Warwick, poet and children's author Shel Silverstein, and famous author William Faulkner were all born today in history.

Notable People Born September 25 | Beloved Superman actor Christopher Reeve, soul singer Dee Dee Warwick, poet and children's author Shel Silverstein, and famous author William Faulkner were all born today in history.

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