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NFL to give Sandpoint High golden football for star lineman Kramer

Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi is carried off the field Jan. 14, 1968 after his team defeated the Oakland Raiders 33 to 14 in Super Bowl II, in Miami, Fla. Packers guard Jerry Kramer (64) provides one of the shoulders for Lombardi's ride. A Chicago man accuses the U.S. Postal Service of bridging the famous gap between Vince Lombardi's front teeth on a new commemorative stamp of the former Green Bay Packers coach. (AP photo)
Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi is carried off the field Jan. 14, 1968 after his team defeated the Oakland Raiders 33 to 14 in Super Bowl II, in Miami, Fla. Packers guard Jerry Kramer (64) provides one of the shoulders for Lombardi's ride. A Chicago man accuses the U.S. Postal Service of bridging the famous gap between Vince Lombardi's front teeth on a new commemorative stamp of the former Green Bay Packers coach. (AP photo)

Jerry Kramer, the standout offensive lineman for the Vince Lombardi-coached Green Bay Packers teams in the 1960s, will be at Sandpoint High on Friday night for a special presentation. Kramer, 79, a 1954 Sandpoint graduate, is part of a nationwide kickoff to the Super Bowl 50 celebration. The NFL has launched the Super Bowl High School Honor Roll initiative recognizing schools and communities that contributed to Super Bowl history. Sandpoint, like more than 2,000 high schools across the nation, will receive a commemorative Wilson Golden Football. The footballs are being presented for every player or head coach who graduated from their school and was on an active Super Bowl roster/Greg Lee, SR. More here.

Question: Do you agree with me that Jerry Kramer should be in the NFL Hall of Fame?



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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