NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Kramer

NFL icon Jerry Kramer delves into ‘Run to Win’ on Beyond the Mic: Discover Lombardi’s legacy, ’67 Packers, and heartfelt family tales.

Welcome Jerry Kramer

We’re joined on the Starline by a NFL Hall of Famer. Guard for the Green Bay Packers under Vince Lombardi, author and motivational speaker. His latest book is “Run to Win”. We welcome Jerry Kramer.

Jerry, let’s go Beyond the Mic. You’ve written about Vince Lombardi’s last locker room speech, and talked about the 1967 Green Bay Packers season. How long did it take to write “Run to Win” and what is the most important story in your mind?

You spend a good portion of the book reflecting on significant people in your life. Who’s the one person you miss the most of all?

Jerry, you never regained your vision in your left eye after a 1960 game versus the Rams. How has that loss made you appreciate seeing your kids and grandkids all these years later?

What do your grandkids call you?

Could any NFL team of today come close to hanging with your ‘67 Packers?

One Big Question:

In “Run to Win” you included letters from your kids to you. Why did you want to share their messages to the world and what’s your message to them?

The Wrap:

“Run to Win” is the book. NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Kramer, thanks for taking the time to talk with us today.

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From Jerry’s PR:

“You can if you will.” A phrase uttered to a young Jerry Kramer by his line coach at Sandpoint High School in tiny Sandpoint, Idaho, that would go on to push him to a celebrated NFL career with the Green Bay Packers and a sentiment that he would repeat to close his speech at his long awaited enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame almost seven decades later in 2018.

In the spirit of Jerry Kramer’s unforgettable and bestselling collaborations with the great Dick Schaap, his first book about his life and career in over two decades, Run to Win will serve as Kramer’s definitive statement about a remarkable life and career of perseverance, teamwork, and gridiron greatness. Spanning the beginning of the legendary Vince Lombardi era through Kramer’s confoundingly long wait to receive his bust in Canton, Kramer tells his amazing story as one of the most memorable and toughest Packers in franchise history.

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