Packers Legend Paul Hornung Dies At 84
Paul Hornung, who played for Notre Dame in the 1950s and the Green Bay Packers in the 1960s, has died at age 84.
Hornung was one of only seven players to win the Heisman Trophy and be named NFL MVP by The Associated Press. Hornung was chosen by the Packers No. 1 overall in the 1957 NFL draft, the first of nine future Hall of Famers selected that year.
He would play for the Packers while winning 4 NFL Championships and the first Super Bowl. Hornung held the single season scoring record until 2016 when LaDanian Tomlinson took that title. However Hornung pointed out, he did it in 12 games while it took LT 16.
In a statement from the NFL and Roger Goodell:
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Green Bay Packers' legend Paul Hornung who thrilled a generation of NFL fans with his versatility, athleticism and personality that made him a favorite of legendary coach Vince Lombardi. Paul was a leader of Green Bay's dynasty in the 1960s and instrumental in growing the popularity of the Packers and the National Football League. He had a tremendous impact on the field, in the locker room with his teammates and the Green Bay community from his first day as the top pick in the 1957 NFL Draft to his last game, the first Super Bowl in 1967.
On behalf of the entire NFL family, we send our heartfelt condolences to Paul's wife, Angela, his family and Packers fans around the world.