College and pro football Hall of Famer Paul Vernon Hornung dies at 84

Photo credit University of Notre Dame Archives

Paul Vernon Hornung, a college and pro football Hall of Famer, died Friday at the age of 84.

The announcement was made by the Louisville Sports Commission in a press release.

Hornung died following a long battle with dementia.

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

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.

Hornung played at Notre Dame from 1954 to 1956 and won the Heisman Trophy in 1956.

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