Former Michigan great Ron Kramer passed away Saturday morning at the age of 75. He was the last living Wolverines player whose number (87) had been retired by the football program.â†µ
Kramer was a two-time All-American in football, winning the honors in 1955 and 1956. He was a three-sport athlete at Michigan, also playing on the basketball and track teams.â†µ
In hoops, he was a second-team All-Big Ten selection in 1955 and 1956. As team captain in 1957, he won third-team All-Big Ten honors. Kramer was also Michigan's all-time leading scorer with 1,119 career points, until John Tidwell surpassed him in 1961.â†µ
He went on to play 10 seasons in the NFL, seven with the Green Bay Packers and three with the Detroit Lions. Kramer was named All-Pro in 1961 and 1962. Outside of Ann Arbor, he is perhaps best known for catching two touchdown passes from Bart Starr in the 1961 NFL championship game.â†µ
Kramer was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 1971 and the Packers Hall of Fame in 1975.â†µ
You can read more about Kramer at the University of Michigan's website and MGoBlue.com.