Paul Hornung, one of the most versatile and beloved players in football history, has died from dementia at the age of 84.
Known as the “Golden Boy,” Hornung gained national notoriety during his collegiate days at Notre Dame, where he won the Heisman Trophy in 1956. Though, that was just the beginning of big things for Hornung. The “Golden Boy” would then be selected with the first overall pick of the 1957 draft by the Green Bay Packers.
For ten years in Green Bay, Hornung ran the ball, caught and threw passes, and even handled placekicking duties, as he helped to form the core of Vince Lombardi’s championship juggernaut.
As Pro Football Talk reports, Hornung was named, “…MVP in 1961 and make first-team All-Pro twice. He was also part of four NFL champions and the Super Bowl I winners, although he did not play in that win over the Chiefs