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Jerry Kramer, Former NFL Player, Author and Sports Commentator to Speak at Paul Hornung Award Banquet

Kramer best remembered for his 11-year NFL career with the Green Bay Packers

January 28, 2015 – Louisville, Ky. – Jerry Kramer, author, sports commentator and all-pro right guard who anchored the offensive line for the Green Bay Packers championship teams of the 1960s, will be the keynote speaker at the fifth annual Paul Hornung Award Banquet, presented by KentuckyOne Health on Feb. 25, 2015, at the Galt House Hotel. Kramer is best remembered for his 11-year NFL career with the Green Bay Packers as an offensive lineman and his signature book, “Instant Replay”.

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Paul Hornung Award Banquet Rescheduled to February 25, 2015

Winner Shaq Thompson Projected as High First Round Pick in NFL Draft

January 21, 2015 – Louisville, Ky. – The Louisville Sports Commission announced today that it has rescheduled the Paul Hornung Award Banquet presented by KentuckyOne Health to Feb 25, 2015. The banquet will be held at the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville.

The banquet had been scheduled for Jan. 27.

University of Washington’s Shaq Thompson, a gifted athlete who played linebacker, running back, safety and special teams this season, was named winner of the fifth annual Paul Hornung Award, presented by Texas Roadhouse. The Louisville Sports Commission and Paul Hornung present the Award to the most versatile player in major college football.

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Louisville Sports Commission’s Fall Runathon Returns with Splash of Bourbon

Plan Your New Year Running Calendar Now

Louisville, Ky. – January 7, 2015 – Those making New Year’s resolutions take note: the Louisville Sports Commission’s popular fall running series will return in 2015 – including its most spirited race, the Urban Bourbon Half Marathon. The commission today released the 2015 Fall Runathon schedule, featuring three races that provide unique courses and quality experiences for runners and walkers, while promoting healthy lifestyles for people of all ages and fitness levels.

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Washington’s Shaq Thompson named 2014 Paul Hornung Award Winner

Standout “Runningbacker” Earns Major College Football’s Most Versatile Player Honor

Louisville, KY – Friday, December 12, 2014 – University of Washington’s Shaq Thompson, a gifted athlete who has played linebacker, running back, safety and special teams this season, was named winner of the fifth annual Paul Hornung Award, presented by Texas Roadhouse.  The Louisville Sports Commission and Paul Hornung present the Award to the most versatile player in major college football.

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UofL’s DeVante Parker Wins 2014 Schnellenberger Award

Award Given Annually to MVP from Winning Team in UofL-UK Football Game

Louisville, KY – November 29, 2014 – University of Louisville’s DeVante Parker has won the 2014 Howard Schnellenberger Award, given to the MVP from the winning team in the University of Louisville versus University of Kentucky’s annual Governor’s Cup football game. The Louisville, Ky., (Ballard High School) native caught six passes for 180 yards and three touchdowns during Louisville’s 44-40 win today.

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