Boise State University is throwing its support behind the Pro Football Hall of Fame candidacy of Green Bay Packer legend Jerry Kramer and is urging Bronco Nation to participate in a grassroots letter writing campaign, starting with support from Boise State President Bob Kustra.
“In addition to being one of the greatest football players of all time, Kramer also is an outstanding citizen of Boise and a true ambassador of Idaho,” wrote Kustra in his June 15 letter to the Senior Selection Committee. “His commitment, volunteerism, and loyalty to our community are values shared by Boise State University and qualities we feel are equally important as his athletic accomplishments.”
The university is encouraging members of Bronco Nation to write a letter or send a postcard endorsing Kramer as a Senior Selection to the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, at the following address:
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Attn: Senior Selection Committee
2121 George Halas Drive, NW
Canton, OH 44708
Kramer had a 10-year career in the National Football League, playing in Super Bowl I and Super Bowl II and on five championship teams. He was a three-time Pro Bowl selection and five-time first-team All-Pro selection. In 1969, Kramer was named the ‘Outstanding Guard of the First 50 Years of Football’ by the NFL, but he is the only player on that list who is not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Supporters have rallied behind the “Get Kramer to the Hall” effort, coordinated on a volunteer basis by Gallatin Public Affairs on behalf of Kramer’s daughter.
“Boise State University is proud to join the long list of supporters who feel Jerry Kramer deserves to be in Canton for one simple reason. He played football the old-fashioned way – he earned the right to be in Canton,” Kustra said.