Packer legend to lead U of I
August 7, 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho legend,
Sandpoint native and Lombardi-era Green Bay
Packer star Jerry Kramer will lead the
University of Idaho’s 103rd annual homecoming
parade as Grand Marshal on Saturday, October 6.
At 10 a.m., Kramer will guide the parade through
downtown Moscow in preparation for the Vandals’
homecoming contest against the New Mexico State
Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the
ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center.
Kramer was chosen because he exemplifies this
year’s homecoming theme, “The Brave and Bold,”
through his athletic skills and football talent.
The Vandal alum is known for many things during
his 10-year career in the NFL: his Packers won
two Super Bowls, five NFL championships and he
was a perennial All-Pro selection.
In addition to being named to the 50th
anniversary team, Kramer was selected for the
NFL 1960s All-Decade team.
|Two legends ...
Packer #64, Jerry Kramer, hoists coach
Vince Lombardi after another win.
Kramer kicked the winning field goal in the 1962
NFL Championship game and made what many
consider the most famous block in NFL history
against the Dallas Cowboys, when he paved the
way for Packer quarterback Bart Starr to score
as time was running out in the famous “Ice Bowl”
game in 1967.
This year, Hall of Fame coaches and players,
including Frank Gifford, Roger Staubach, Bob
Lilly, Larry Csonka, Joe Gibbs and Alex Karras
have argued that Kramer is one of the best
offensive lineman of his generation, and he
deserves enshrinement in the NFL Hall of Fame.
Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter proclaimed June 1,
2012 “Jerry Kramer Hall of Fame Day,” and Boise
Mayor David Bieter proclaimed July 2012 “Jerry
Kramer is now a resident of Boise.
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