Kremer On HOF: It Was An Amazing Moment

Andrea Kremer will never forget her Pro Football Hall of Fame induction

After Hours With Amy Lawrence
August 09, 2018 - 9:10 am

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NFL Network corespondent Andrea Kremer was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this past weekend, this after receiving the prestigious Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award. Kremer, who has covered more than 25 Super Bowls, is one of the most recognizable personalities in the business.

She will never forget her experience in Canton – or the tribute that played in her honor.

“They play the whole story and then I walk out with (Hall of Fame President) David Baker,” Kremer recalled on After Hours with Amy Lawrence. “The first thing I said to David is, ‘Just please walk slowly, I am wearing heels – you’re not used to that with people up here,’ and he kind of chuckled,’” But then I go up there, he presents me with the plaque and I look out and they gave me a standing ovation. And David says, ‘Look, they’re standing for you.’ That’s the moment where, really, I just sort of sat there dumbfounded. I didn’t even know what to do, what to say. I didn’t know what to do. But the idea that people were giving me a standing ovation, that was absolutely incredible.”

The moment didn’t end there.

“As I started to walk up the stage, a bunch of the Hall of Fame guys just start hugging me,” Kremer said. “I step off the stage and Marcus Allen is there and he kind of takes my hand to help me down the stairs and he says to me, ‘You’re a Hall of Famer.’ And Jerome Bettis is standing there and he said, ‘You’re one of us.’ That was an amazing, amazing moment.”