Lou Karras

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Lou Karras
No. 70
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1927-09-19) September 19, 1927 (age 90)
Gary, Indiana
Career information
College: Purdue
NFL Draft: 1950 / Round: 3 / Pick: 32
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 26
Fumble recoveries: 2
Player stats at NFL.com

Louis George Karras (born September 19, 1927)[1] is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins, until an eye injury prematurely ended his career.[1] He played college football at Purdue University.[1] Karras was drafted 32nd in the third round of the 1950 NFL draft.[2] He had two younger brothers, former pro football player Ted Karras and former pro-football player/actor Alex Karras.

Karras had a college career at Purdue; he was a three-year starter (1946, 1948–49), was selected 2nd Team All-Big Ten in 1949. He was named the MVP for Purdue in 1949.[3] Following his college career, he was selected for the 1949 East-West Shrine Game, the 1950 Chicago-based College All-Star Game and the 1950 Hula Bowl. After his professional football career ended, he founded a successful tire business. He was also on the city council of Gary, Indiana.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "KARRAS, LOU". Indiana Football Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 8 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "NFL Draft History - 1950". National Football League. Archived from the original on 8 March 2016. 
  3. ^ Harlan, Gerald E.; Hidinger, Harry J. (1957). Route of the Boilermakers or 70 years of football at "Old Purdue". p. 14. 
  4. ^ "The Brothers Karras - Mother has two sons in pro football league". Nashua Telegraph. 7 May 1965. p. 13. Retrieved 9 March 2016.