DOOR COUNTY, Wis (WBAY) The countdown to Canton is on for Packers legend Jerry Kramer
It's been four months since Kramer received the news he's headed to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
"This has probably been the most wonderful event for my family in years," says Kramer, who had been nominated a record 10 times before final receiving enough votes in February.
After waiting decades to receive pro football's highest honor, Kramer is firmly perched on cloud nine.
"It's just been incredibly positive, just kids from high school, all over the nation, players, former players, it's just been so many congratulations and good wishes and everything, there's been only one negative in the whole thing, that's a guy from Dallas that says I was offside in the Ice Bowl," says Kramer with a hearty chuckle.
In Egg Harbor today for the Boys and Girls Club of Door County's 9th Annual Celebrity Golf Outing, Kramer says he's spent a lot of time lately thinking about August 4th in Canton, Ohio.
"I've been thinking a lot about my speech and I'm coming closer and closer I think, I've got some ideas and hope that I can deliver it properly and say it the right way and not fumble and stumble like I normally do. I have been making notes for probably three months, I got a pile of them and I'm about to distill it down to about ten minutes which is going to be tough, I can't say hello in 10 minutes," jokes Kramer.
Another date Kramer says he has circled is Sunday, September 16th at Lambeau Field, when he'll receive his Hall of Fame ring and have his name unveiled on the stadium.
Two honors in one summer, leaving Kramer humbled and on top of the world.
"The only thing I'd chance is I'd straighten my back out and my golf game, both of those are needing a lot of help, but other than that life is good, I'd just like to actually crystallize it or put a spray on it and preserve it for the next 5,000 years and let me watch," says Kramer with a big smile.
Action 2 News will be in Canton this summer to bring reports when Jerry Kramer receives his gold jacket and delivers his Hall of Fame speech.