Alexander "Alex Big Red" Webster, 80, of Port St. Lucie, FL passed away peacefully Saturday, March 3, 2012 at St. Lucie Medical Center in Port St. Lucie.
Born April 19, 1931 in Kearny, NJ to James and Alexerina Webster, he resided in Hobe Sound, FL for many years prior to moving to Port St. Lucie.
He was a graduate of the North Carolina State "Wolfpack" with a degree in physical education.
Alex was first drafted by the Washington Redskins and played for the Montreal Alouettes (Canadian Football League) for two years, 1953 and 1954, and was an All-Star.
In 1955, he was traded to the New York Giants and was an All-Pro for two years as a running back. Alex made the Pro Bowl in 1958 and 1961.
He retired in 1964 and became the assistant coach of the Giants under Allie Sherman. Later in 1969, he was named head football coach for the New York Giants and Coach of the Year in 1970.
For a period after football, he worked for Nabisco as a team representative.
Alex was also the owner of The Stadium Restaurant in Sea Girt, NJ and Alex Webster's Restaurant in Tequesta, FL.
He was a member of Spring Lake Golf Club, Frenchman's Creek Golf Club, Turtle Creek Golf Club, Hound Ears Golf Club and Lost Lake Golf Club. He was also a member of the V.F.W., American Legion and the Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include his daughter, Debbie Moberg of Point Pleasant, NJ; son, James Webster of Hobe Sound; brother, James Webster of Grand Rapids, MI; four cherished grandchildren, Tami, Kyle, Alexis and Craig; and two adoring great-grandchildren, Rachel and Colt.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise I. Webster
, in 2009.
Friends may visit from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, in the chapel of Martin Funeral Home in Stuart, FL. A Celebration Service will begin at 11 a.m.
Memorial contributions in Alex's honor may be made to Harbor Place, 3700 SE Jennings Road, Port St. Lucie, FL 34952.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Martin Funeral Home & Crematory, Stuart.