Back to search

Paul Hornung


Paul Vernon Hornung

Inducted 1985

Date of Birth



Louisville, KY


University of Notre Dame (1954-1956)


In Paul Hornung's three years at Notre Dame, the team's seasonal record was 9-1, 8-2, 2-8. He alternated at halfback, fullback, and quarterback in 1954. He was the starting quarterback and two-time All-America selection in 1955-1956. In 1955, he was fifth in the nation in total offense and fifth in the voting for the Heisman Trophy. Against Iowa his team trailed 14-7 in the fourth quarter. Hornung got off a 23-yard run, then a 40-yard touchdown pass to Jim Morse and place-kicked the extra point to tie the score. With two minutes to play he made a 26-yard field goal that won the game 17-14. That year he also had a 57-yard touchdown run against Southern Methodist. In 1956, he was second in the nation in total offense, second in kickoff returns, 15th in passing, 16th in scoring. He won the Heisman Trophy - the only time it has been won by a player on a losing team - beating out Tommy McDonald and Jerry Tubbs, Oklahoma; Johnny Majors, Tennessee; Jim Brown, Syracuse; John Brodie, Stanford; Jim Parker, Ohio State; and Joe Walton, Pittsburgh. Hornung joined the Green Bay Packers and starred as halfback and place kicker 1957-66. He launched a broadcasting career, working on national TV with Lindsey Nelson.


Height 6'2

Weight 205

Career Highlights

  • 1956 First Team All-America
  • 1956 Heisman Trophy Winner
  • 1955 Consensus All-America
  • 1955 Heisman - Fifth
Icon Tickets

Secure your tickets now and be apart of the legacy. Don’t miss the chance to experience greatness firsthand!

Icon Membership

Unlock exclusive access and be part of something legendary. Join our community and enjoy premium benefits today!

Icon Shop

Take a piece of greatness home. Shop our exclusive collection of themed items and preserve the legacy in your own way!