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Former Giants Coach Webster Dies

Alex Webster
Alex Webster (New York Giants)

Alex Webster, the star running back for the Giants who later coached the team for four years, as died. He was 80.

The Giants say Webster died at a hospital in Florida on Saturday.

Webster played for New York from 1955-64 and was the head coach from 1969-1973. He is fifth on the franchise list with 4,638 yards rushing and also ran for 39 touchdowns.

Team co-owner John Mara calls Webster “one of the all-time great Giants,” and says he will be missed.

The former North Carolina State star also played for Montreal in the CFL in 1953-54.

Webster was inducted into the Giants’ Ring of Honor on Dec. 4. He played his entire NFL career with the Giants.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

 

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