Ron Kramer

Ron Kramer

Birth
Girard, Crawford County, Kansas, USA
Death 11 Sep 2010 (aged 75)
Fenton, Genesee County, Michigan, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 58522338 · View Source
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Professional Football Player. For ten seasons (1957, 1959 to 1967), he played at the right-halfback and tight end positions in the National Football League with the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions. Born Ronald John Kramer, he was raised in Eastpointe, Michigan, attending East Detroit High School, where he received All-State honors in football, basketball and track. He continued his athletic excellence at the University of Michigan, as he was named MVP of their basketball team three-times, while lettering nine-times overall in basketball, football and track, and earning All-American recognition twice (in football). Selected by Green Bay during the 1st round of the 1957 NFL Draft, Kramer appeared in 11 games in his rookie year, before service in the US Air Force interrupted his career. Upon resuming in 1959 (which was Vince Lombardi's first season as coach), Kramer formed an elite offensive group of players along with Max McGee, Boyd Dowler, Paul Hornung and Jim Taylor, quarterbacked by Bart Starr. Following a defeat to the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1960 NFL Championship Game, Green Bay captured the next two titles (1961 and 1962) against the New York Giants. Kramer would be a key factor in the 1961 Championship Game, as he caught 4 receptions for 80 yards, with 2 touchdowns. In 128 career regular season games, he recorded 229 receptions for 3,272 yards with 16 touchdowns, earning All-Pro honors twice (1962 and 1963), and Pro Bowl status in 1962. Following his football career, Kramer became a business executive. He was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 1971, named to the Packers' Hall of Fame in 1975, enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame in 1978, and inducted into the University of Michigan Hall of Honor in 1979.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 11 Sep 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 58522338
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ron Kramer (24 Jun 1935–11 Sep 2010), Find a Grave Memorial no. 58522338, ; Maintained by C.S. (contributor 46798780) Unknown.