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    Paul

    Hometown:
    Louisville, KY

    High School:
    Flaget

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 205

    Position:
    Quarterback

    Award:
    Heisman Trophy '56


    08/30/2014

    Notre Dame Postgame Notes vs. Rice

    Notre Dame took down Rice, 48-17

    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)

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