Paul Hornung, Hall of Fame running back who starred for Notre Dame and the Green Bay Packers, dead at 84https://t.co/N9c2snUf3w— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) November 13, 2020
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
Paul Hornung and Howard Schnellenberger were part of a Flaget team in 1951 which introduced the concept of the shotgun formation to high school football in Louisville.— Kelly Dickey (@RealCardGame) November 13, 2020
This Courier-Journal photo refers to it as a punt formation. pic.twitter.com/dKbvJoCNUo
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.