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04/26/2017

Notre Dame & The NFL Draft

Notre Dame's 492 players drafted is the second-most of any school in the nation

09/06/2016

Jerome Bettis to Join Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame

Bettis, one of the most heralded fullbacks in Notre Dame history, played three seasons in an Irish uniform

08/06/2015

Former Irish Football Greats Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown To Be Enshrined Saturday in Pro Hall of Fame in Canton

In the process Notre Dame will join USC as the two institutions with the most Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees at 12 each.

05/05/2015

Notre Dame Joins Elite List in Producing #1 Pro Draft Picks

05/05/2015

Notre Dame Joins Elite List in Producing #1 Pro Draft Picks

An outstanding all-around athlete who played quarterback, left halfback, fullback and safety, Hornung remains the only player from a losing team (Notre Dame finished 2-8 in '56) ever to win the Heisman Trophy. As a sophomore, Hornung served as the backup fullback and also averaged 6.1 points per contest while earning a basketball monogram. As a junior, he finished fourth nationally in total offense with 1,215 yards and fifth in the Heisman voting behind Ohio State's Hopalong Cassady. Hornung ran for one score, threw for another and intercepted two passes in a victory over fourth-ranked Navy and then brought the Irish from behind against Iowa with a TD pass and game-winning field goal in the final minutes. In a loss to USC, he threw and ran for 354 yards, an NCAA high that year. As a senior, he ranked second nationally in total offense (1,337 yards), accounted for more than half the Irish scoring-and converted 67 times on either third or fourth down as a junior and senior combined. A bonus pick of the Green Bay Packers, he led the NFL in scoring in 1959, '60, and '61. He retired after the '66 season, as physical problems kept him from joining New Orleans as an expansion pick. Hornung joined the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame in 1985, and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1986. In addition to various business enterprises in Louisville, Hornung is involved in numerous television and radio broadcasts.

Hornung's Statistics

Att.Comp.Int.Yds.TDTCYds.Avg.
1954195136023596.9
195510346107439924725.1
195611159139173944204.5
TOTAL2331102416961220910515.0

Rec.Yds.Avg.P Ret.Yds.KO Ret.Yds.Int.Yds.
1954000.016158394
1955000.0006109559
19563268.746316496259
TOTAL3268.75692366310212

TDPATFGPts
195426018
195565247
1956714056
TOTAL15252121

1956 Heisman Voting
1. Paul Hornung, Notre Dame (1,066)
2. John Majors, Tennessee (994)
3. Tom McDonald, Oklahoma (973)
4. Gerry Tubbs, Oklahoma (724)
5. Jimmy Brown, Syracuse (561)
6. Ron Kramer, Michigan (518)
7. John Brodie, Stanford (281)
8. Jim Parker, Ohio State (248)
9. Kenny Ploen, Iowa (150)
10. Jon Arnett, USC (128)

5
Paul Hornung
Paul  Hornung

Hometown:
Louisville, KY

High School:
Flaget

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 205

Position:
Quarterback

Award:
Heisman Trophy [apos]56

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