MOSCOW, Idaho— University of Idaho legacy Jerry Kramer will be the first Vandal inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame at last on Saturday, August 4.

He played for the Vandals as guard and kicker, positions that earned him Idaho’s first All-American accolades in 1957.

After college, Kramer went on to play 11 seasons for the Green Bay Packers from 1958 to 1968. In his time as a Packer, he was a five-time All-Pro and helped pave the way to five NFL Championships. He also helped bring the Packers victories in Super Bowls I and II.

The NFL named Kramer to the NFL’s 50th Anniversary Team and the All-Decade Team of the 1960s. He was also a charter member of the Vandal Athletics Hall of Fame.

Kramer will attend the Inland Empire Vandal Celebration on August 23 in Coeur d’Alene as the guest of honor. The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. Pacific time in Canton, Ohio and ESPN and the NFL Network will broadcast the event.

There will be Vandal watch parties in Idaho (Moscow, Coeur d’Alene, Meridian and Nampa), Spokane and Westminster, Colorado for any alumni and supporters. Details about the gatherings are listed below.

The festivities for the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a social and silent auction. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. and the program kicks off at 8 p.m. Kramer will speak at the program and a live auction will follow.

You can still buy tickets for a table at the Enshrinement Ceremony. A table of eight will cost $1,000 and a table of 10 is $1,200. Contact Shelly Robson at for additional information.

Enshrinement Ceremony Watch Parties – Saturday, Aug. 4

Ceremonies include:

Spokane, Washington

Where: Jack and Dan’s Bar and Grill, 1226 N. Hamilton St.

When: 3:30- 6 p.m. Pacific time

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Where: Caddy Shack, 1100 W. Prairie Ave.

When: 3:30-6 p.m. Pacific time

Moscow, Idaho

Where: The Corner Club, 202 N. Main St.

When: 3:30-6 p.m. Pacific time

Information and RSVP:

Meridian, Idaho

Where: Louie’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant, 2500 E. Fairview Ave.

When: 4:30-8 p.m. Mountain time

Cost: $12 per person, including a meal chosen from a special menu.

Nampa, Idaho

Where: Boise Fry Company Upper Deck, 224 12th Ave. S.

When: 4:30-8 p.m. Mountain time

Information and RSVP:

Cost: $10 per person, including light appetizers. Space is limited.

Westminster, Colorado

Where: BJ’s Restaurant and Brewpub, 10446 Town Center Drive

When: 5-8 p.m. Mountain time

Information: No-host food and beverage.

Inland Empire Vandal Celebration – Thursday, Aug. 23

Kramer will be the guest of honor at the annual Inland Empire Vandal Celebration.

The event, Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Hagadone Events Center on the Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course, is hosted by the Kootenai and Spokane County Vandal Boosters and alumni chapters.