Jerry Kramer inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame

Posted at 10:49 PM, Aug 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-05 00:49:25-04

After Saturday's ceremony, Jerry Kramer's bust will go into the bust gallery starting with the charter year 1963 up to today's 2018 class.

Kramer's bust will be with others at the end of the "Hall of Fame" for all the world to see for eternity Jerry Kramer has been waiting his whole life for this.

"I'm proud of him. I'm proud that he has evolved and transcended football," Alicia Kramer, Jerry's daughter, said.

Kramer has been a finalist a record eleven times for enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Saturday night in Canton in front of his friends, family, and fans he let everyone know how he felt.

"Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I could say thank you for the rest of the evening and not get it done," Kramer said. "Wonderful moment. Wonderful opportunity to be here be with a great bunch of ballplayers with a really great bunch of human beings."

Earlier in the day at a parade, the City of Canton had a chance to say "thank you" to Jerry and the rest of the 2018 class. Lots of  Packer fans were there, including one fan who says Kramer is his hero.

"I was actually a guard just like he was so I really appreciated that but I also read all three of his books and it's really fell in love with the guy as far as his love for the game but also the fact that he wanted to think about the game at a higher level so he's been my hero just for a long time because of a combination of things," said Packers fan, David Gerhard.

It has been a long week for Kramer. He will eventually make it back to Boise where he's got a plenty of rest and relaxation scheduled, but then he's right back into it because he'll be honored in Green Bay later this fall.