A few weeks ago we had the opportunity to speak with the daughter of one of the most legendary players in Vandal football history – Jerry Kramer.
His daughter, Alicia Kramer, is spearheading the effort to get him on the 2013 ballot for and to be ultimately inducted in to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Alicia is joined by the University of Idaho and the Gallatin Public Affairs group based out of Boise in these efforts. Heck, even Boise State University has joined in the effort with this press release(curiously enough with not a single mention of him playing for Idaho).
The resume for the former Vandal and Green Bay Packers offensive guard is an impressive one. He spent his entire 11-year playing career with the Packers, earning three Pro bowl selections, five All-Pro selections, helped the Packers win the first two ever Super Bowls and was named to the NFL’s 50th anniversary team. Coincidentally enough, Jerry Kramer is the only member of that anniversary team that is not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
With that kind of resume there is a general assumption that Jerry Kramer is already in the Hall of Fame. Alicia cited an instance when former Vandal Mark Sclereth sent out a tweet in support of the campaign, after which people would come back to her and say “Wait, your father isn’t in the Hall of Fame?”
Instead, if nominated, this will be the 11th attempt to send Jerry Kramer’s legacy to Canton, OH.