George Karras

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George Karras
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born 1928/1929 (age 85–86)
Playing career
1953–1955 Villanova
Position(s) Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Villanova (line)
Wichita State (DL)
UMass (defensive assistant)
Wichita State
UMass (line)
Harvard (assistant)
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
Denver Broncos (scout)
Los Angeles Raiders (dir. pro pers.)
Head coaching record
Overall 4–15

George Karras (born c. 1929) is a former American football player, coach, scout and executive. He served as the head football coach at Wichita State University from 1965 to 19966, compiling a record of 4–15. He left Wichita in 1966 to be the line coach at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He was previously the defensive coach there before coming to Wichita in 1964. Karras played college football as a guard at Villanova University from 1953 to 1955.[1] Karras attended high school in Etna, Pennsylvania. He later worked for the United Scouting Combine and as the chief scout in the Northeastern United States for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). In 1987 he was named the director of pro personnel for the NFL's Los Angeles Raiders.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Wichita State Shockers (Missouri Valley Conference) (1965–1966)
1965 Wichita State 2–7 0–4 6th
1966 Wichita State 2–8 1–3 T–4th
Wichita State: 4–15 1–7
Total: 4–15


  1. ^ AP (December 15, 1964). "Karras Is Named Coach at Wichita". Reading Eagle. Retrieved September 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ Katanik, Ralph (March 25, 1987). "Etna's Karras is an executive with Raiders". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved September 27, 2014. 

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