Alex Karras, who died on Wednesday, played 12 seasons of pro football but had a longer career on TV and the movie screen.
Karras, 77, appeared in more than 35 shows, starting with an appearance on "Daniel Boone" in 1969. His last appearance was on "The Tom Show" in 1998.
Through nearly three decades of work, Karras is best-known for two things: six years on "Webster" and the infamous scene in the 1974 comedy classic "Blazing Saddles" when he punched a horse.
But he also had other memorable roles: a sheriff in the 1982 movie "Porky's," a colorful corporal on a 1974 "M*A*S*H" episode, and a color commentator on ABC's "Monday Night Football" from 1974 to '76.
And who can forget Karras "wrestling" on "Match Game '75"?
Some of the best Tweets so far:
RIP Alex Karras.My heart and prayers with your family.You brightened any room u were in!!
— Patty Duke (@pattyduke_id) October 10, 2012
I'd like to send my condolences to the family and friends of Alex Karras. May the great Lion rest in peace.
— Barry Sanders (@BarrySanders) October 10, 2012
It's never easy to lose someone, so our thoughts and prayers go out to Alex Karras and the Detroit Lions family.
— Emmitt Smith (@EmmittSmith22) October 10, 2012