Emil Karas

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Emil Karas
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Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1933-12-13)December 13, 1933
Place of birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Date of death: November 25, 1974(1974-11-25) (aged 40)
Place of death: San Diego, California
Career information
College: Dayton
NFL Draft: 1959 / Round: 3 / Pick: 28
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Emil Karas (December 13, 1933 – November 25, 1974) was an American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins and in the American Football League (AFL) with the Los Angeles / San Diego Chargers. He was on the Chargers' 1963 AFL Championship team, and an AFL All-Star in 1961, 1962, and 1963. Karas played college football at the University of Dayton and was drafted in the third round of the 1959 NFL Draft. He died of pancreatic cancer on November 25, 1974, a month before his 41st birthday.[1]


Games played
Fumble recoveries


  1. ^ "Foreign Deaths". The Bryan Times. November 26, 1974.