Packers Kramer voted into Pro Football Hall of Fame
(WLUK) -- The wait is over for longtime Packers great Jerry Kramer.
The Packers organization confirmed the 11-year veteran has been named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2018.
“On behalf of the entire Green Bay Packers organization, I want to congratulate Jerry on this well-deserved honor,” said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. “I’m so happy for Jerry. His patience has been rewarded, as he will finally be going into the Hall of Fame after being a finalist 11 times. He was a key part of the offenses on the great Lombardi teams, as well as an outstanding leader. He’s remained actively involved with the Packers over the years and is beloved by our fans.”
A key fixture on the offensive line during the Vince Lombardi era, Kramer won five NFL championships, including two Super Bowls.
The five-time All Pro was selected to Canton on his 11th time on the ballot, and is the 25th member of the Packers to be inducted.
"All of a sudden the door goes boom, boom, boom," Kramer said. "I said that's it. And the most beautiful man I have ever seen was standing there with the cameras and stuff behind him and I was over the top. It was something I was afraid to believe in, I was afraid to hope for. I just kept trying to keep those emotions out there somewhere. But hey I'm here and I'm part of the group, thank you very much."