Irish Echoes: Paul Hornung’s legacy includes a most unusual Heisman Trophy

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Irish Echoes: Paul Hornung’s legacy includes a most unusual Heisman Trophy
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  • Green Bay Packers
    Green Bay Packers
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  • Paul Hornung
    Paul Hornung
    American football player, quarterback
  • Vince Lombardi
    Vince Lombardi
    American football player, coach, and executive (1913-1970)
  • Knute Rockne
    American college football player and college football coach (1888-1931)
  • Terry Brennan
    American football player and coach

Magnetic. Versatile. Captivating. Enigmatic. Exhilarating. Clutch. These are just a few of the adjectives used to describe Paul Hornung, the football legend who died at age 84 on Nov. 13, 2020. His NFL coach with the Green Bay Packers, Vince Lombardi, simply called Hornung “the greatest player I ever coached.