NFL News : Ice Bowl hero finally named Hall of Fame senior finalist

Ice Bowl hero finally named Hall of Fame senior finalist

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Legendary Packers offensive guard Jerry Kramer might finally be able to call himself a Hall of Famer. 

The first step happened Thursday when the Ice Bowl hero was named a senior finalist. It's the 11th time Kramer has been a Hall of Fame finalist, the most of any player currently not enshrined. His last time came in 1997.

His daughter shared her thoughts on Twitter:

Kramer, an 81-year-old from Montana, is a former Packer, author and sports commentator, best remembered for his 11-year career in Green Bay as an offensive lineman. As a 6 ft 3 in, 245-pound guard, Kramer was an integral part of the famous "Packer Sweep", a signature play in which both guards rapidly pull out from their normal positions and lead block for the running back going around the end. Kramer was an All-Pro five times, and a member of the NFL's 50th anniversary team in 1969.

Kramer made the lead block in front of Bart Starr to win the "Ice Bowl" championship game in 1967. 

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Source: USA Today · Photo Credit: Keystone Press Agency