By Tori Wittenbrock
Associate Sports Editor
ASHWAUBENON – On Tuesday, Sept. 26, Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Packer player Jerry Kramer made a trip out to the Packer Pro Shop at Lambeau Field for a book signing.
The athlete-turned-author spent a few hours out of his day autographing copies of his newly released book, Run to Win: My Packers Life from Lombardi to Canton and interacting with dedicated Green Bay Packers fans.
Released only on Sept. 19 of this year, Run to Win was co-authored by Bob Fox, detailing his personal life and his career as a professional football player in the NFL.
In his book, Kramer offers his own perspective on what it means to be an athlete and what it takes to succeed.
Kramer’s book follows not only his own life, but also makes reference to some of the most notable players from his career that have influenced his own life, as well as the football community.
Drafted in 1958 as an offensive lineman, Kramer led a more than successful career in the NFL as a member of one of the most iconic teams during the Lombardi Era of the Green Bay Packers history. His professional football career spanned over 11 years and included five NFL Championships and two Super Bowl victories — Super Bowl II in ‘68 and III in ‘69.
In the year 2018, Kramer was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame at the age of 82. Kramer has influenced generations of young players following him and even Vince Lombardi has referred to Kramer as ‘the best guard in football.’