Paul Hornung, the dazzling “Golden Boy” of the Green Bay Packers whose singular ability to rack up points as a runner, receiver, quarterback and kicker helped turn the team into an NFL dynasty, died Friday. He was 84.
Hornung’s family confirmed his death to the Louisville Sports Commission and to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Hornung won the 1956 Heisman Trophy at Notre Dame. He was the NFL MVP in 1961 and played on four championship teams — 1961, ’62, ‘65 and ’66.
He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1986.
Hornung won the Heisman as a quarterback. But he switched to halfback in the pros and was one of the NFL’s most dynamic players in Green Bay.
Playing alongside numerous future Hall of Famers, the blond, fun-loving Hornung was a favorite of Packers coach Vince