Skip to comments.Alex Webster, Giants Running Back and Coach, Dies at 80
Posted on 03/04/2012 6:52:16 PM PST by EveningStar
Alex Webster, a powerful running back who helped propel the Giants to six division titles and a National Football League championship in the late 1950s and early 60s and later became their coach for five seasons, died Saturday in Port St. Lucie, Fla. He was 80.
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He was also an actor.
Prayers to the family.
Sorry, got him mixed up with Alex Karras.
Still, as a G-Men fan, sad day.
Just a young tad in the early 1960’s I barely remember him.
Giants kinda stunk from the mid 60’s and all through the 70’s until Parcells came along as coach. RIP AW.
Rest in peace, Big Red.
Condolences to Alex Webster’s family and friends. (yes, I remember him as a sports-nut kid...even though my team was the Lions (when they were good))
A great Giant player.
First, a triva qustion..who was the other member, along with Webster, of the Giants' "elephant backfield."
As a kid growing up in the Bx in the 50s, my best friend Andy's father was a very successful atty. Divorced, he lived in the Concourse Plaza Hotel,( back then a very swanky place) a few blocks from Yankee Stadium, ( where the Giants then played) and where the majority of the Giants lived during the football season. Andy and I were in temple together, and one weekend a month he would stay with his father at the hotel, and I'd often spend the weekend with him. I remember roaming the lobby and halls, and meeting many of the players...Huff, Robustelli, YA Tittle, Shoffner..I had all the autographs..wish I had kept them..of couse, I also rememebr trading a Micky Mantle baseball card when I was 7..
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