Via U-M Media Relations:
Michigan Football Team to Honor Kramer
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Michigan football program will honor the memory of one of its all-time great players, Ron Kramer, when it takes the field this Saturday, Sept. 18, against Massachusetts at Michigan Stadium. The Wolverines will wear a sticker with the number ‘87’ on the back of the famed winged helmet to recognize the icon. Kramer died prior to Michigan’s game last Saturday (Sept. 11) at Notre Dame.
The ‘87’ represents the retired jersey number of two-time All-American Ron Kramer. Kramer earned consensus All-American honors in 1955 and 1956 and was a three-time All-Big Ten selection (1954-56). He played offensive and defensive end, running back, quarterback, kicker and receiver, often in the same game.
He was a nine-time letterman in three sports at Michigan: football, basketball and track. He led the Wolverines in scoring for two seasons on the football field, and did the same in basketball. He scored 1,119 points during his hoops career and was the team’s Most Valuable Player as a junior.
In addition, Michigan will have a video tribute to the career of Ron Kramer and will hold a moment of silence prior to the playing of the national anthem. There will also be a story chronicling his career in the Michigan Game Program.
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Here’s a look, thanks to U-M Media Relations: