Packers fence painter to hold 'Jerry Kramer Hall of Fame' design contest


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Packers fence painter to hold 'Jerry Kramer Hall of Fame' design contest

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Jun 18, 2014

According to the Facebook account of the famous Green Bay Packers fence painter's family, they and the daughter of Packers legend Jerry Kramer are coming together with a contest for artwork to promote her efforts to get her father elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame more than four and a half decades after his retirement.

The "Packer Fence Painter" makes a different Packers-related message every year on his fence which borders Lombardi Avenue right outside Lambeau Field.

This year, the family of the fence painter is dedicating their effort to get Kramer elected to the Hall.

Kramer played with the Green Bay Packers from 1958-68 and won five NFL championships with the Lombardi-coached Packers.  He and guards Fuzzy Thurston or Gale Gillingham were the lead blockers in the famous Packers sweep that led Green Bay runners to daylight for nine winning seasons under Lombardi.

Filling in as a kicker, his three field goals were the margin of victory in the Packers' 1962 NFL Championship Game win over the New York Giants.  His block, with the help of center Ken Bowman, freed Bart Starr to sneak into the end zone with 13 seconds left for the winning score in the "Ice Bowl," the 1967 NFL Championship Game said by many to be the greatest game in football history.

Details and more information are on the Facebook post below.  Contact Alicia Kramer with a Facebook message to enter that part of the contest.