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Legendary Notre Dame quarterback and Green Bay Packer, Paul Hornung, dead at 84

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One of the all-time great athletes is no longer with us

Navy Midshipmen v Notre Dame Fighting Irish Photo by Collegiate Images via Getty Images

On Friday, we learned that former Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Green Bay Packers quarterback Paul Hornung passed away at the age of 84.

The original “Golden Boy” is one of the all-time greats in the sport of football — both in college and as a professional in the NFL.

  • All-American in 1955 & 1956
  • Heisman Trophy in 1956
  • 1st overall NFL Draft pick in 1957
  • 4 time NFL Champion in 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966
  • NFL MVP in 1961
  • Member of both College and Pro Hall of Fames

The Louisville native had a larger than life personality, and one that was also controversial at times. He will always be remembered by both the Notre Dame and Green Bay fan communities as one of the greatest athletes to ever play the game. In an era where the sport of football started to force a major push to become the most popular sport in the country, Paul Hornung was one of those that was a leader in that surge.

R.I.P. Mr. Hornung.