New award to honor versatility
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Starting this year, the Paul Hornung Award will honor the nation's most versatile college football player.
The Louisville Sports Commission announced Wednesday the creation of the new award, named after the 1956 Heisman Trophy winner from Notre Dame.
Hornung played quarterback, defensive back and kicked for the Fighting Irish. During his Heisman-winning senior season he led Notre Dame in passing, rushing, scoring, kickoff and punt returns, punting, field goals and points after touchdowns.
He went on to a Hall of Fame career as a running back with the Green Bay Packers.
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