Favre voices support for Packers legend Jerry Kramer to get in Hall of Fame
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With the NFL season approaching, Brett Favre decided to post a message on his official website regarding the Football Hall of Fame.
Many Packers fans believe Jerry Kramer should be in the Hall of Fame, and Favre agrees with them:
We all know what a great honor it would be, being remembered for your career in the NFL by getting inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH. There, the walls are adorned with the busts of some of the greatest athletes to ever take the field. However, in my opinion there’s one man whose presence there has been overdue for some time now; I’m talking about Jerry Kramer.
His worthiness of a spot in this ring of honor speaks volumes; besides class and integrity his resume is very impressive. In his career with the Green Bay Packers, under the legendary Coach Vince Lombardi, as a right guard from 1958-1968, he played a pivotal role in the Packers 5 NFL Championships in only 7 years. In addition to that he was also named to the Pro Bowl 3 times, is a member of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, a five-time First Team All-Pro selection, and a two-time Super Bowl Champion!
Please help me make a stand, and show your support for NFL and Green Bay Packers great, Jerry Kramer!
Favre has laid out the credentials of Kramer very nicely. As points out here on Packers.com, too, Kramer was also named the best offensive guard in the NFL's first 50 years.
Maybe one day Kramer will make it in there, and a message of support from Favre certainly can't hurt.