Jerry Kramer was a standout for the Vandals at guard and kicker. He was Idaho's first football All-American when he gained honorable mention acclaim as a junior in 1956, and added first-team accolades in 1957.
He also competed on the Vandals' track and field team, leaving as the school record holder in the shot put. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers with the 39th overall pick in the 1958 NFL Draft. Kramer played 11 seasons for the Packers from 1958 to 1968. He was a five-time All-Pro and helped pave the way to five NFL Championships, including wins in Super Bowls I and II. Kramer was named to the NFL's 50th Anniversary Team and the All-Decade Team of the 1960s. In 2018, he became the second Idaho native to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.