EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Alex Webster, the star running back for the New York Giants who later coached the team for four years, has died. He was 80.
The Giants say Webster died at a hospital in Florida on Saturday.READ MORE: Wife Of Top Cuomo Aide Shows Support On Social Media For Governor's Latest Sexual Harassment Accuser
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.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine: Competitors Johnson & Johnson And Merck & Co. Teaming Up To Increase Supply
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.MORE NEWS: Celebrity TV Doctor Dr. Oz Helps Rescue Man Who Collapsed At Newark Airport
Webster was inducted into the Giants’ Ring of Honor on Dec. 4. He played his entire NFL career with New York.