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2. Jerry Kramer

Jerry Kramer was nominated for the Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 1974.  Over thirty five years later he is still waiting from that call from Canton, Ohio.

Jerry Kramer was a bruising offensive lineman who was part of seven championship Green Bay Packer teams; including the first two Super Bowls.  He was the key part of the “Packer Sweep” where he and the other guard would lead block to the right side. He was considered by his teammates and coaches (including the legendary Vince Lombardi) to be one of the most resilient and toughest in the league as evidenced by the numerous injuries he returned from.  He was a legendary blocker and his famous block that allowed Bart Starr in the final seconds to win the “Ice Bowl” is still part of Lambeau lore.