Erik Kramer Speaker Profile
Erik Kramer Biography
Erik Kramer was born November 6, 1964 in Encino, Californiaand is a former American football quarterback. He attended John Burroughs HighSchool in Burbank, CA. After attending Los Angeles Pierce College and playingas their quarterback, Kramer transferred to North Carolina State Universitywhere he finished a successful college football career. He was not drafted byan NFL team, but did see action in 1987, when he played for the Atlanta Falconsas a replacement player during the NFL players strike. He would then spend sometime in the CFL with the Calgary Stampeders. Kramer would return to the NFL in1991, when he became a surprise starter for the Detroit Lions after injuriessidelined Rodney Peete. Kramer played in 13 games, led the Lions to a 12-4record, their first playoff victory since the 1950s, and a trip to the NFCChampionship Game.
Kramer's nickname in Detroit was Brass, amedia-friendly redaction of Brass Balls. The moniker apparentlyoriginated after Kramer called an audible on his first series as Lions'quarterback, having just replaced the injured Rodney Peete. One Lions'offensive lineman turned to another and said, This guy's got brassballs. Kramer proved to be quite successful as a signal-caller in 1991and the nickname stuck. His other nickname was Cosmo, which was dueto him having the same last name as the character Cosmo Kramer from the popularTV show, Seinfeld.
Kramer was not able to keep his starting job for the nextthree years, however, sharing duties with Peete and Andre Ware. In 1994, hesigned as a free agent with the Chicago Bears, and spent the next five yearswith the club, starting for most of 1995 and 1997, passing for over 3,000 yardsin each of those seasons. Kramer's NFL career ended in 1999 after six gameswith the San Diego Chargers. He finished his 13 NFL seasons with 1,317completions for 15,337 yards and 92 touchdowns, with 79 interceptions. He alsogained 217 rushing yards and 5 touchdowns on the ground.
Kramer holds the Bears' record for highest career passerrating (80.7), and owns their single-season records for attempts, completions, touchdownsand passing yards.
Currently, he is working for FSN Detroit, where he coversone of his former teams, the Detroit Lions, as an in studio analyst. He is alsoworking as color commentator on Bears preseason games.
Erik writes a personal blog for www.playerpress.com where hediscusses current events in the NFL and his former career and picks NFL gamesagainst the spread.
Kramer appeared as himself in an episode of Married WithChildren, during which the series' protagonist, Al Bundy, sells his soul inorder to lead the Bears to the Super Bowl.
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