|Born:||c. 1940 (age 80–81)|
Vancouver, British Columbia
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|1960 – 1965||BC Lions|
|1966 – 1967||Edmonton Eskimos|
|Career highlights and awards|
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Alexander George Karras was an American football player, professional wrestler, sportscaster, and actor. He was a four-time Pro Bowl player with the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL), where he played from 1958 to 1970. As an actor, Karras played Mongo in the 1974 comedy film Blazing Saddles. He starred as George Papadopolis, the adoptive father of Webster Long, in the ABC sitcom Webster (1983–1989) alongside his wife Susan Clark. Karras also had a prominent role in Victor/Victoria, starring Julie Andrews and James Garner. He is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the Centennial class.
Nathaniel Eugene Burleson is a Canadian-born American football commentator and former wide receiver. He played college football for the Nevada Wolf Pack and was drafted into the National Football League (NFL) by the Minnesota Vikings in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft. Burleson was also a member of the Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions. Burleson is now working with NFL Network on Good Morning Football and CBS Sports on The NFL Today, along with being a New York correspondent for the entertainment news program Extra. He has featured on several rap songs under the name New Balance.
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Robert Kearney is an Irish rugby union player for Australian side Western Force. He previously played for Leinster, Ireland and British and Irish Lions. As a youth he also played rugby union for Clongowes Wood College and Gaelic football for Louth in the All-Ireland Minor Football Championship.
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