Jerry Kramer denied again for Pro Football Hall of Fame
Jerry Kramer. Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Legendary Green Bay Packers guard Jerry Kramer has been denied again for a chance to be a member of the ultimate elite club among NFL players, the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame's senior committee only chose one player, former Vikings center Mick Tinglehoff, as a candidate. He will need 80 percent of approval by voters to be added to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
That decision will come in February, the day before the Super Bowl.
Just told dad. Dad said he doesn't feel all torn up about it. In fact he said he couldn't lose to a nicer guy.— Alicia E. Kramer (@JerryKramer4HOF) August 20, 2014
Kramer has five NFL championships on his resume, along with being chosen as one of the two best guards in the history of the NFL's first 50 years.
Kramer's family has kept up a long campaign to get Jerry into the Hall of Fame, one which his daughter Alicia says will continue.
"(Alicia) has letters from about 60 of the players in the Hall of Fame who are backing me...that's very flattering," said Kramer on 620WTMJ's "Sports Central" Wednesday night.
"I'd rather not be in and have them and all the Wisconsin people think I deserve to be in, than be in and people think I don't deserve to be in."