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Alex Webster (NFL)
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Football Player
    (April 19, 1931-March 3, 2012)
    Born in Kearny, New Jersey
    Attended North Carolina State University
    Nicknamed 'Big Red'
    Drafted 123rd overall by the Washington Redskins in the 1953 NFL Draft
    Halfback/fullback for the Montreal Alouettes (CFL) (1953-1954) and the New York Giants (1955-1964)
    CFL All-Star (1954)
    Two Pro Bowl selections (1958 and 1961)
    Head coach for the New York Giants (1969-1973)
    Died of lung cancer and emphysema at age 80
    He was declined by the Redskins after he was drafted by the team.
    He shares his name with a bassist for the death metal band Cannibal Corpse.
    He used to smoke.
    He went out of bounds in the 1-yard line after he did a fumble recovery in the 3rd quarter while the Giants were losing the 1958 NFL Championship Game.
    He left his job as the Giants' head coach with a coaching record of 29 wins, 40 losses and one tie of his career.
    He did promotional work for tobacco companies.
    He helped Montreal reach the Grey Cup in the same year he was a CFL All-Star.
    He posted two touchdowns that helped the Giants win the 1956 NFL Championship at Yankee Stadium.
    He retired from his Giants playing career with 4,638 yards and 39 touchdowns.
    He was considered a player's coach with the Giants.
    His 9-5-0 record resulted him to win the 1970 UPI NFL Coach of the Year Award.
    He was married to his wife Louise for over 55 years before her death.
    He lived to be enshrined into the Giants' Ring of Honor (December 4, 2011).

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