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Former Vikings QB Tommy Kramer Joins College Football Hall Of Fame 2012 Class

On Tuesday, the College Football Hall of Fame officially named the members of the 2012 class, which included former Minnesota VIkings quarterback Tommy Kramer. Kramer was a drafted by the Vikings with the 27th overall selection in the first round of the 1977 NFL Draft and was a member of the team until 1989.

Kramer was the drafted out of Rice University and was an All-American in 1976.

During his time at Rice, Kramer threw for more than 6,000 yards and led the nation in 1976 with 3,317 yards, which earned him a total of eight career passing records and six-single season records. Kramer managed all of this with less than desirable talent on his side; the Owls finished with a 12-31-1 record during Kramer's time there.

He will now be the sixth Rice alumni enshrined in the College Hall.

Kramer and the other 16 members of the 2012 class will official join the Hall on December 4 at the 55th annual National Football Foundation Awards dinner in New York later this year.

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