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Jerry Kramer knew Bart Starr was tough

Hall of Famer Jerry Kramer, the long-ago Sandpoint High and University of Idaho star, recalled some of his favorite Bart Starr moments when Kramer appeared at a function sponsored by The Spokesman-Review earlier this year.

WATCH: Super Stories - Part 2

NFL legends Jerry Kramer and Mark Rypien are back in the Lilac City to share their stories during their time in the NFL.

WATCH: Super Stories - Part 3

NFL legends Jerry Kramer and Mark Rypien are back in the Lilac City to share their stories during their time in the NFL.

WATCH: Super Stories - Part 1

NFL legends Jerry Kramer and Mark Rypien are back in the Lilac City to share their stories during their time in the NFL.

From the archives: Jerry Kramer’s ‘Ice Bowl’ block a moment frozen in time

Editor’s note: The following story, written by former Spokesman-Review columnist Harry Missildine, appeared in The Spokesman-Review on Jan. 1, 1968, following the Green Bay Packers’ 21-17 victory over the Dallas Cowboys in the famed Ice Bowl, considered one of the greatest games in NFL history. In the game, Jerry Kramer’s block paved the way for Bart Starr’s winning touchdown with 16 seconds remaining.

John Blanchette: Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Kramer returns to Sandpoint completely validated

Why Jerry Kramer had to wait more than half his life – 45 years – for a distinction that should have been pro forma will remain a mystery, though joining the parade of his Green Bay Packers teammates from the 1960s into the hall was like trying to merge into rush hour traffic. In any case, with an appearance schedule that was already busy before, the countdown to the August induction on and his daily triple-team of joy, relief and gratitude, fixating on old slights doesn’t fit into Kramer’s schedule.

Linebackers, receivers headline 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame class

Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher terrorized opposing offenses from the middle of the field. Randy Moss and Terrell Owens did the same to defenses on the outside. The two hard-hitting linebackers and two big-play receivers highlighted an eight-person class voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. Safety Brian Dawkins also received at least 80 percent support from the 47 Hall of Fame voters, along with contributor Bobby Beathard and senior nominees Jerry Kramer and Robert Brazile.