Nice piece as usual by MVictors. Last week they had an interview with Bennie Oosterbaan's godson. This week they have the granddaughter of the next Michigan Football Legend Ron Kramer. She is a current Michigan student and a senior.
Did you know that there’s a direct family tie to #87 Ron Kramer currently at Michigan? It’s true.
Kelsey Kramer (left, with her grandfather) is a senior at U-M and the granddaughter of the man we will honor on Saturday prior the the kick-off of the UMass game.
The 21-year old is a psychology major & was kind enough to chat with me about her about her grandfather, her thoughts on the unretirement, who she’d like to see don the #87 and much more.
MVictors: Do your fellow U-M students know who your grandpa was and what he did on the football field?
Kelsey Kramer: They figure it out eventually. I remember during my freshman year, my grandpa came to take me out to lunch. When I got back all my guy friends were like, ‘Who was that? That guy was huge!’ I told them it was my grandpa and mentioned that he used to play football here…and they went straight to Wikipedia & figured out who he was.
They’d say, ‘Why didn’t you tell us he was a Hall of Famer and played with the Green Bay Packers..,’ and all that stuff. I didn’t really think about it—he was just ‘grandpa’ to me. I know many of the guys on the football team definitely know who my grandpa was.
MVictors: When did you find out that your grandpa was going into the Legends Program, and how do you feel about his number be worn again?
Kelsey Kramer: I found out about a month ago or so and I thought it was a great idea. I really like the idea of having the number on the field again because when it is in retirement, I think a lot of people, especially those my age, definitely don’t know who Ron Kramer was. So with the Legends Program bringing it out on the field and having the ceremony– it really keeps those memories alive and keeps him around Michigan in a way. I’m excited about it.