Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 10/8/12
Long-time Detroit Lions fans remember Alex Karras as one of the most dominating defensive linemen of his generation.Movie buffs will never forget the scene from Blazing Saddles when he knocked out a horse with one punch.Karras has lived his life on the edge, but that life apparently is approaching its two-minute warning. He is suffering from kidney failure and under hospice care at his home in California."The entire Detroit Lions family is deeply saddened to learn of the news regarding the condition of one of our all-time greats, Alex Karras," Lions president Tom Lewand said Monday night. "Perhaps no player in Lions history attained as much success and notoriety for what he did after his playing days as did Alex."We know Alex first and foremost as one of the cornerstones to our Fearsome Foursome defensive line of the 1960s and also as one of the greatest defensive linemen to ever play in the NFL.Many others across the country came to know Alex as an accomplished actor and as an anno...
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