Paul Hornugs “Golden Boy” Dies at Age 84


Katelin VonFeldt, Reporter

Paul Hornung football’s mid century “Golden Boy” is dead at age 84. On November 13 2020 Paul was unfortunately past due to a long battle with dementia. Paul Hornung, was called “Golden Boy” for his wavy blond locks and radiant play, who starred for Louisville’s Flaget High School and Notre Dame before helping propel the Green Bay Packers to four NFL titles in six years. Hornung, born December 23, 1935, in Louisville, Kentucky, was one of only seven players to win the Heisman Trophy and be named NFL MVP by “The Associated Press”. Paul Hornung also helped the Green Bay Packers to win a superbowl in 1966. He then was selected to play for the New Orleans Saints but then even before playing a game he retired his football career. After wrapping up a career in which he became the only player in NFL history to score 50 touchdowns and kick 50 field goals and earned inductions into both the Pro and College Football Halls of Fame, he was a frequent face on TV football broadcasts, working for CBS alongside such legends as Lindsey Nelson and Vin Scully.