Jerry Kramer is going into the Pro Football Hall of Fame!

Kate Arhar, OTFB Reporter

 

By Kate Arhar // @ClvlndK8  

The Pro Football Hall of Fame, Class of 2018, was announced this past weekend. As always, my favorite selection is the one from the Senior Committee. These gentlemen have been over-looked and under-appreciated when compared to the modern-era players. And, most importantly, they are the heart, soul, beginnings of this game I love.

They wore leather helmets and pads that were a puny excuse for protection. They got paid so little that most had second jobs during the offseason. They played because they loved the game.

While it was before my time, my dad would tell me stories about these great men and they’ve always stayed with me.  This year I was very excited to see that Jerry Kramer from the Green Bay Packers would finally be admitted into this great hall.

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2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame Semifinalists

 

By Kate Arhar // @ClvlndK8

The Pro Football Hall of Fame, in Canton, Ohio, announced the semifinalists for the 2018 Class.  A finalist must receive a minimum positive vote of 80 percent during the annual selection meeting.

The Schedule of Events for this year’s Enshrinement Festival, click here.

A few announcements were made last August: two finalists from the Seniors Committee and one finalist from the Contributors list. The Senior Committee reviews players whose careers ended more than 25 years ago and the Contributor Committee evaluates people – not players or coaches – who made outstanding contributions to professional football.

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