The Paul Hornung Award

Paul Hornung Award Press Releases

College and pro football hall of famer Paul Vernon Hornung passes away at age 84

Louisville, Ky. – Nov. 13, 2020 – Paul Vernon Hornung, one of the all-time great college and pro football players from the 1950s and 60s, passed away today in his hometown of Louisville, Ky., at age 84 after a long battle with dementia.

Hornung is survived by his wife of 41 years, Angela Hornung.

Legendary Green Bay Packer Football Coach Vince Lombardi once called Hornung, “The most versatile man ever to play the game.” Nicknamed “The Golden Boy” due to his blond hair and handsome features, Hornung won the 1956 Heisman Trophy at Notre Dame as a quarterback, then was a star halfback and placekicker for the Green Bay Packers team that ruled the NFL in the 1960s. Hornung is a member of the college and pro football halls of fame and the namesake of the Paul Hornung Award, presented annually to the most versatile player in major college football.

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Date Changes Announced for Selection of Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse

Finalists to be Selected after Conference Championships, Winner Selected after Bowl Games

Louisville, Ky. – Nov. 12, 2020 – Finalists for the Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse, given annually to the most versatile player in major college football, will be announced on Dec. 23 and the winner will be announced on Jan. 6. The dates were changed from Nov. 11 and Dec. 9, respectively, due to the massive scheduling adjustments in college football, according to Karl F. Schmitt Jr., president and CEO of the Louisville Sports Commission, owners and operators of the Award.

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Five Offensive Players Combine for 12 Scores, Lead Teams to Conference Wins

Four Touchdowns are Game-winners in Back-and-Forth Scoring Matchups

Louisville, Ky. – Nov. 2, 2020 – Five offense players / return specialists who combined for 12 touchdowns, including four scores that were game-winners, earned Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor roll. Making the list are: Travis Etienne of Clemson, Wesley Kennedy III of Georgia Southern, Ainias Smith of Texas A&M, Kadarius Toney of Florida and Austin Trammel of Rice.

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Four Offensive Players / Return Specialists Earn Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll

Foursome Combines for 600 Yards, Six Scores to Help Teams to Conference Wins

Louisville, Ky. – Oct. 26, 2020 – Four offensive players / return specialists combined more than 600 yards in total offense and six touchdowns to help their teams to conference wins this weekend: UNC running back Michael Carter, Oklahoma wide receiver Marvin Mims, Memphis wide receiver Tahj Washington, and Ohio State wide receiver Garrett Wilson.

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Three Offensive Players / Return Specialists Earn Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll

Trio Comes Through with Big Scoring Plays to Help Teams Win Important Conference Games

Louisville, Ky. – Oct. 19, 2020 – Three offensive players / return specialists who touched the ball a combined 54 times for four touchdowns and helped their teams to big conference wins earned the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll this past weekend: running back Khalil Herbert from Virginia Tech, running back CJ Marable from Coastal Carolina, and wide receiver Jaylen Waddle from Alabama.

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