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09/11/2010

Ron Kramer, former Michigan sports star, dies at 75

September 11, 2010 |  6:26 pm

Ron Kramer, who played tight end for the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions, has died at age 75.

Kramer died Saturday at his home in Michigan, the University of Michigan announced. No cause was given.

Kramer caught two touchdown passes from Bart Starr in Green Bay's 1961 NFL championship victory over the New York Giants. He had his most productive season in 1962 with 37 receptions for 555 yards and seven touchdowns. He was named an All-Pro.

Kramer spent seven seasons with the Packers and three seasons in Detroit, retiring after the 1967 season.

He earned three letters each in football, basketball and track at Michigan and led the Wolverines in scoring for two seasons in football.

-- Associated Press

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