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Legendary Packers Running Back Paul Hornung Dead at 84

Former Packer great Paul Hornung has passed away at the age of 84.

Hornung died in his hometown of Louisville, Ky., after a long battle with dementia, the Louisville Sports Commission said in a statement.

The legendary running back took home the 1956 Heisman Trophy award with Notre Dame as a quarterback, and went pro in 1957 and played for the Packers as a fullback and halfback after being selected No. 1 overall by the Packers.

He spent nine seasons with the Packers and was suspended for the entirety of the 1963 season because of a gambling suspension.

He was a part of the 1966 Packers team that won the first-ever Super Bowl, defeating the American Football League’s Kansas City Chiefs 35-10.


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