Best of the Packers: Top 10 offensive linemen since 1960

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3. Jerry Kramer (1958-68)

Selected in the fourth round of the 1958 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers, Idaho guard/kicker Jerry Kramer went on to become an integral part of the Vince Lombardi era championship squads, winning five titles in his 11-year career.

Installed at right guard, Kramer played in 130 games over the course of his career, earning All-Pro honors in 1960, 1962, 1963, 1966 and 1967 as well as being chosen for three Pro Bowls.

He also kicked for the Packers, leading the NFL in field-goal percentage after making 9-of-11 attempts in 1962 and served as the regular kicker again in 1963. He also filled in as the kicker for part of the 1968 campaign.

Kramer was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s All-1960s team as well as the NFL’s 50th anniversary team—the only member of that group not to be enshrined in the Hall of Fame.

A nine-time finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Kramer’s exclusion is considered by many to be one of the most egregious oversights in the history of football’s greatest shrine.

Kramer was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 1975.

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