Run to Win: My Packers Life from Lombardi to Canton (Hardcover)
“You can if you will.” A phrase uttered to a young Jerry Kramer by his line coach at Sandpoint High School in tiny Sandpoint, Idaho, that would go on to push him to a celebrated NFL career with the Green Bay Packers and a sentiment that he would repeat to close his speech at his long awaited enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame almost seven decades later in 2018.
In the spirit of Jerry Kramer’s unforgettable and bestselling collaborations with the great Dick Schaap, his first book about his life and career in over two decades, Run to Win will serve as Kramer’s definitive statement about a remarkable life and career of perseverance, teamwork, and gridiron greatness. Spanning the beginning of the legendary Vince Lombardi era through Kramer’s confoundingly long wait to receive his bust in Canton, Kramer tells his amazing story as one of the most memorable and toughest Packers in franchise history.
Including insightful commentary about the eminently intriguing Lombardi, as well as fellow Hall of Fame teammates Jim Taylor, Forrest Gregg, Willie Davis, Bart Starr, Emlen Tunnell, and many more, Run to Win is a must read for all true Packers fans from one of the legends who helped lay the foundation for one of the most identifiable and successful franchises in the history of professional sports.
About the Author
Jerry Kramer played 11 seasons with the Green Bay Packers as an offensive lineman, winning five NFL championships and two Super Bowls. He earned First-Team All-Pro acclaim five times in his career and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018.
Bob Fox's writing has appeared in outlets including Packer Report, Wisconsin Sports Online, and Bleacher Report. He was a supervising producer on the documentary You Can If You Will: The Jerry Kramer Story.