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Giants great Alex Webster dies at 80

Posted on: March 3, 2012 6:35 pm
 
Alex Webster, a NYG great, coached the team from 1969-73. (US Presswire)
By Josh Katzowitz

Alex “Red” Webster, one of the top rushers in Giants history who also served as the team’s coach from 1969-73, died at the age of 80 on Saturday morning, according to TCPalm.com.

Webster, who was inducted into the Giants Ring of Honor this past year and who was a two-time Pro Bowler, played in New York from 1955-64, recording 4,638 yards and 39 touchdowns. He also caught 240 passes for 17 more scores.

Webster was fourth on the club’s all-time rushing list, but Brandon Jacobs passed him this season.

"He was a very gracious gentleman, a very honorable and proud man," John Miller, the general manager of the senior home in which Webster lived in Port St. Lucie, Fla., told the website. "I considered him a great friend. Considering his background and everything that he accomplished, he was very unassuming.”

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Comments

Since: Dec 4, 2011
Posted on: March 4, 2012 9:30 pm
 

Giants great Alex Webster dies at 80

RIP, Alex. Our thoughts and prayers go to family and friends. What a terrible loss for the Giants and for the football nation.



Since: Aug 18, 2011
Posted on: March 4, 2012 1:12 pm
 

Giants great Alex Webster dies at 80

Saw him play in Montreal as an Alouette and in NY as a Giant, one hell of a RB.

Was also a pretty good coach as well . RIP Alex & thanks for everything.



Since: Nov 18, 2007
Posted on: March 4, 2012 7:30 am
 

Giants great Alex Webster dies at 80

RIP to one of the early greats of the NFL.



Since: Apr 20, 2008
Posted on: March 4, 2012 12:46 am
 

Giants great Alex Webster dies at 80

RIP BIG RED....ATRUE GIANT!



Since: Jan 11, 2012
Posted on: March 3, 2012 11:54 pm
 

Giants great Alex Webster dies at 80

RIP BIG RED



Since: Jan 22, 2008
Posted on: March 3, 2012 10:27 pm
 

Giants great Alex Webster dies at 80

RIP Big Red, A great player and gentleman. 


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