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Kramer's wait ends in Canton

Kramer (#64) won three NFL championships and two Super Bowls with the Packers.

Canton, OH - Jerry Kramer's been waiting. And waiting. And waiting. The former Packer offensive lineman's been waiting 44 years, but this weekend he's heading to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The 82-year-old Kramer was widely considered the best player that's wasn't in the Hall, but that's a thing of the past. Kramer played for the Packers from 1958-'68. He anchored a Packers offense that won three NFL championships and the first two Super Bowls.

"You know sometimes I get a glimpse of it that seems real," Kramer said Thursday. "You look for adjectives. You look for superlatives, and you run out. Fantastic, sensational, unbelievable, off the charts. All those things don't quite explain it. Supercalafragilisticexpealidocious might get it."

Kramer's daughter Alicia will present him at Saturday's ceremony, but Jerry has some last-minute editing to do when he gives his speech- maybe. Ceremony officials told the inductees to limit their speeches to 15 minutes. "I'm down to 20," Jerry said with a huge grin.

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