Jerry Kramer stops by Spokane for charity poker tournament

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on November 29, 2010 at 8:00 PM

SPOKANE-- KREM 2’s Hall of Fame Campaign for Sandpoint native Jerry Kramer got a special visit in the last few days from Jerry Kramer himself. Kramer showed up to host a local charity poker tournament.
 

For the last two months, we’ve been asking for people to leave their comments on our Facebook and KREM.com pages dedicated to getting Jerry Kramer into the Hall of Fame. But last weekend was the first time that Kramer had a chance to come to the Spokane area from his Boise home since the campaign started.

KREM 2 News talked to him and his fans at a special autograph signing.

41 years after Jerry Kramer retired as one of the best offensive lineman ever to play the game, he still draws a crowd.

Some who may have watched Kramer running the Packer sweep in person showed up to get his autograph. Others came who heard their grandparents tell stories, but none of them can believe he’s not in the hall of fame.

All of his fans are eager to share their memories of his career. The player who starred for Vince Lombardi’s Packer dynasty and wrote five books about his experience has now signed up with ESPN to make a movie.

Robert de Niro is playing Lombardi and Kramer wants actor Russell Crowe to play him.

Regardless of what happens with the movie or whether the Hall of Fame campaign succeeds this Thanksgiving, Kramer is thankful for the campaign.

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