Help Kyren "Bellyman" Williams Win Paul Hornung Award

Coming off a top-10 finish in 1955, the Fighting Irish entered the 1956 campaign with lofty expectations. Despite an abysmal win-loss record (2–8), the Irish managed to add an important piece of hardware to the trophy case: the school's fifth Heisman trophy. Bringing home the 45-pound hunk of bronze was the "Golden Boy," Paul Hornung. In his time with the Irish, Hornung secured his place in history as one of the most versatile players in college football history; a reputation he would extend with an NFL career that included being part of the Super Bowl I champion Green Bay Packers.

In 2010, the Louisville Sports Commission created the Paul Hornung Award to recognize "the most versatile player in college football." Since its inception, no Notre Dame player has won the award. Moreover, until this year, no Notre Dame player had even been named a finalist. Last week, that changed with Kyren Williams named one of five finalists.

Here's where you come in. The pool for selectors for the award isn't deep. The decision is made by seventeen selectors and an eighteenth vote is embodied in the fan's vote. Fans can vote once every 24 hours. As I write this, Kyren Williams trails Michigan State's Jayden Reed. While we can certainly trust Aaron Taylor and Mike Tirico (two of the seventeen selectors) to sing the praises of Williams. It's time to do our part and ensure that he has every possible vote.

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