May 22, 1994 |
The doctor told Marshawn Kramer that her first baby would be a large one, maybe as heavy as 12 pounds. So, two weeks prematurely, her child was delivered by Caesarean section. Erik Kramer was right there by his wife's side. Their son checked in on June 24, 1993, four days after Father's Day, at slightly under 10 pounds, safe and sound. Two weeks later, Griffen Kramer became colicky, unusually so. Back and forth trudged his parents to the pediatricians.
October 15, 1996 |
Erik Kramer is finished for the season and might have thrown his final pass for the Chicago Bears. Kramer, who sat out the last three games because of two herniated disks in his neck, was put on injured reserve Monday. "He will follow the plan of the doctors as far as his rehab work," Coach Dave Wannstedt said. "Surgery is not in the plans at this point. He's just going to get healthy and see."
December 1, 1992 |
Coach Wayne Fontes of the Detroit Lions moved Rodney Peete back into the starting quarterback job for Sunday's game against Green Bay, dropping previous starter Erik Kramer all the way to third string. Fontes promoted Andre Ware to the backup slot and said he will "definitely" get a start before the season ends. "I've seen Rodney play a lot, so I know what he can do," Fontes said. "Now, I've started Erik a couple times, and I know what he can do. I've got to find out what Andre can do."
April 2, 1989
Erik Kramer could face a short but significant hurdle in his hopes to succeed in professional football. After being cut by the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints of the National Football League, the former Burroughs High and Pierce College quarterback started the final four games of 1988 for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League.
September 14, 2000
ROCK CLIMGING Sept. 28 * REI's Santa Ana store offers a free clinic on the basics of climbing big walls by Erik Kramer, who has been climbing throughout Yosemite and the Winds in Wyoming this summer. Having climbed the nose of El Capitan, Half Dome and The Prow, Kramer will share firsthand accounts and give a multimedia presentation of what it's like to hang thousands of feet up. Clinic starts at 7 p.m. Details: (714) 543-4142. RUNNING Sept.
September 5, 1994 |
Erik Kramer likes his view from the field a lot better than the one he used to have from the bench. On Sunday, it showed. In his first opening-day game appearance, Kramer threw two touchdown passes to tight end Chris Gedney, including a 37-yard pass play with 5:35 left, and the Chicago Bears beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 21-9. In his years with the Lions, Kramer was a frustrated third-stringer even though he led the Lions to the NFC Central title in two of the last three seasons.