Former Detroit Lions defensive lineman and All-Pro Alex Karras died Wednesday at age 77 due to kidney failure.
"The Pride of the Lions" left fans with many memories on the football field, in the broadcast booth on Monday Night Football and on TV as "Webster's" dad.
His funniest and perhaps most iconic moment on screen came as Mongo in the Mel Brooks' classic "Blazing Saddles." (Language warning in the above clip, but you already knew that.)
The real "Mongo" was much more than a pawn in the game of life. Let's hope there's plenty of candy waiting for him in heaven.
Rest in peace, sir.
Αἰωνία ἡ μνήμη.
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