Former Giants tackle ‘Tex’ Coulter dies at 83

Former New York Giants tackle Dewitt “Tex” Coulter has died after a lengthy illness. He was 83. Jeff Coulter, of Kamloops, British Columbia, said Thursday that his father died Oct. 2 in Austin.

Coulter was an All-American on Army’s 1945 national championship team. He played left tackle for the Giants from 1946-52 and made the all-pro team in 1948 and 1949.

Coulter also played four seasons with Montreal in the Canadian Football League. He was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1997.

He was a prep star at Fort Worth Masonic Home during the 1940s.

His wife, Ruth, died in 1997. In addition to son Jeff, he is survived by son David Coulter of Vancouver, British Columbia; daughters Ann McKinlay and Dena Coulter-Brown, both of Austin; and eight grandchildren.

A private memorial service is planned for Nov. 2 in Austin.

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