The Golden Boy.
Paul Hornung was called "The Golden Boy" partly because of his blond good looks, but more so because he seemed to shine when the occasion warranted. He played on championship football teams from the time he was a senior at Flaget High School in Louisville, Kentucky. He went to Notre Dame, though Coach Frank Leahy did not offer encouragement that he would make the team. He practiced with the scrubs as a freshman, played third-string quarterback as a sophomore, made the All-American team and was named outstanding back in the nation by United Press International as a junior, and won the Heisman Trophy as a senior, despite playing on a team that lost eight often games. He graduated from Notre Dame with excellent grades, adding further luster to his athletic achievement.
Hornung signed a three-year contract with the Green Bay Packers for sixteen thousand dollars a...
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