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Alex Karras

Alexander George Karras (The Mad Duck)

Position: DT
Height: 6-2    Weight: 248 lbs.

Born: July 15, 1935 in Gary, IN
Died: October 10, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA
High School: Emerson
College: Iowa   (school history)    (Karras college stats)
Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 1st round (10th overall) of the 1958 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 88 (233rd overall since 1950)
4-time Pro Bowler & 3-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)

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All-Pro

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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 23, 2014 4:25PM
All-Time Rank: #35. Don Maynard… #36. Warren Sapp… #37. Sonny Jurgensen… #38. ALEX KARRAS… #39. Leroy Kelly… #40. Bill George… #41. Deacon Jones… 

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty AV
1958 23 DET LDT 71 12 0 0 1 3 0
1959 24 DET LDT 71 12 0 0 1 0 0
1960*+ 25 DET LDT 71 12 13
1961*+ 26 DET LDT 71 14 0 0 2 0 0 13
1962* 27 DET LDT 71 14 1 28 0 28 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 13
1964 29 DET LDT 71 14 2 7 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 11
1965*+ 30 DET LDT 71 14 13
1966 31 DET LDT 71 14 0 0 4 0 0 10
1967 32 DET LDT 71 14 0 0 2 0 0 12
1968 33 DET LDT 71 14 7
1969 34 DET LDT 71 14 1 22 0 22 0 0 0 2 0 0 10
1970 35 DET LDT 71 13 12 0 0 2 0 0 8
Career 161 12 4 57 0 28 0 0 0 16 3 0 1 110

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1958 23 DET LDT 71 12 1 16 0 16 16.0 16
Career 161 1 16 0 16 16.0 16

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1962* 27 DET LDT 71 14 1 2
Career 161 1 2
NumYrs Players whose career was of similar quality and shape
3 Haloti Ngata, Bruce Smith*, Mike Reid, Bill Maas, Andy Robustelli*, Stan Jones*, Larry Eisenhauer, Julius Peppers, Warren Sapp*, John Henderson
4 Bruce Smith*, Rickey Jackson*, Dwight Freeney, Larry Eisenhauer, Haloti Ngata, Mike Reid, Roger Brown, Jack Youngblood*, Terrell Suggs, Richard Seymour
5 Rickey Jackson*, Bruce Smith*, Tom Sestak, Trent Cole, Larry Eisenhauer, Andy Robustelli*, Julius Peppers, Earl Faison, Marcus Stroud, Rosey Grier
6 John Randle*, Rickey Jackson*, Rosey Grier, Gene Brito, Chester McGlockton, Bob Lilly*, Henry Jordan*, Andy Robustelli*, Jevon Kearse, Kevin Williams
7 John Randle*, Bruce Smith*, Gene Brito, Rosey Grier, Rickey Jackson*, Jared Allen, Andy Robustelli*, Richard Seymour, La'Roi Glover, Kevin Williams
8 John Randle*, Bruce Smith*, Kevin Williams, Gene Brito, Rickey Jackson*, Andy Robustelli*, Rosey Grier, La'Roi Glover, Henry Jordan*, Jerry Mays
9 John Randle*, Bob Lilly*, Julius Peppers, Jerry Mays, Andy Robustelli*, Bruce Smith*, Bob Baumhower, Rickey Jackson*, Randy White*, Rosey Grier
10 John Randle*, Rickey Jackson*, Andy Robustelli*, Jerry Mays, Bob Lilly*, Bruce Smith*, Joe Greene*, Willie Davis*, Randy White*, Bob Baumhower
11 Rickey Jackson*, John Randle*, Bob Lilly*, Doug Atkins*, Andy Robustelli*, Michael Strahan*, Joe Greene*, Willie Davis*, Jerry Mays, Bruce Smith*
12 John Randle*, Bob Lilly*, Michael Strahan*, Rickey Jackson*, Merlin Olsen*, Joe Greene*, Doug Atkins*, Willie Davis*, Andy Robustelli*, Henry Jordan*
Career John Randle*, Randy White*, Henry Jordan*, Willie Davis*, Michael Strahan*, Cortez Kennedy*, Jason Taylor, Ernie Stautner*, Warren Sapp*, Bob Lilly*

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams