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Letter to Editor

AHEPA Commits to Landing Alex Karras in Hall of Fame

The Order of AHEPA applauds and endorses your August 18 article “Why isn’t Alex Karras in the NFL HoF” (National football League Hall of Fame).

Karras was one of the NFL’s greatest lineman in the 1960s, routinely being double- and even triple-teamed, a charter member of the AHEPA Hellenic Athletic Hall of Fame, and is rightfully considered one of the icons of Greek-American sports.

As AHEPA championed the overdue induction of the great Nick Galis into the International Basketball Hall of Fame, it will do the same for Karras.

AHEPA encompasses much importance to the Greek-American community, philanthropy, leadership, advocacy on Greek-American issues; however, an important component of the Order has always been and continues to be its athletic program, engaging youth into Hellenic circles and celebrating the outstanding achievements of the Greek-American athletes who assisted the assimilation of Greek immigrants into American society, such as Harry Agganis, Milt Pappas, Lou Tsioropoulos, and, of course, Alex Karras.

To that end, AHEPA commits itself once again to a leadership position advocating for the overdue inclusion of Alex Karras into the NFL Hall of Fame.

Gregory J. Stamos,
Ansonia, CT

Gregory Stamos, Esq., is Chairman of AHEPA’s National Athletic Awards.

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