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Boise resident, Packer legend Jerry Kramer named senior finalist for Football Hall of Fame

On Thursday, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Kramer had been named a senior finalist for the class of 2018. (KBOI Staff Photo)

Boise resident and football legend Jerry Kramer is getting another shot at joining the Hall of Fame.

On Thursday, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Kramer had been named a senior finalist for the class of 2018 along with Robert Brazile who played for the Oilers.

This is the twelfth time Kramer has been nominated. The last time he had a shot at the Hall of Fame was in 1997.

"I'm getting to the age where you start to think it will never happen. Then, all of the sudden it catches you by surprise," said Kramer. "Your stomach jumps a little bit, your heart pitty-pats and you have some images that you've held for a long, long time."

Kramer was a member of the Green Bay Packers during the Lombardi era when the team went on to win five NFL championships, including the first two Super Bowls.

He played for 11 seasons with the Packers before retiring.

His legendary career may have at times been overlooked, but it's never been forgotten.

"There are a lot of Packer fans all over the country and I think each one wrote half-a-dozen letters to the football Hall of Fame," said Kramer.

Before his professional career, Kramer played for Sandpoint High School and the University of Idaho.

Daughter Alicia Kramer posted a one word statement on social media: "Fainted."

"Huge news for our legendary Jerry Kramer," the University of Idaho football program said. "One step closer to where he belongs."


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