Kramer in endzone after 60-yard touchdown, 1964
|Born:||July 21, 1944|
Los Angeles, California
|AFL draft|| 1966 / Round: 13 / Pick: 110|
(By the Miami Dolphins)
|NFL draft||1966 / Round: 9 / Pick: 133|
|1966||San Francisco 49ers|
|1967||New Orleans Saints|
Kent Devlin Kramer (born July 21, 1944) is a former American football tight end in the National Football League for the San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints, Minnesota Vikings, and the Philadelphia Eagles. He attended and played college football at the University of Minnesota.
Kramer attended Temple City High School in Temple City, California where he played varsity football for three years and was an All-CIF pick in 1961 for the undefeated Rams.
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