30) Paul Hornung

Running Back Paul Hornung was a franchise player in the 60s Lombardi Green Bay Packers dynasty.

Another response I was extremely, extremely honored to receive was from another primary member of arguably the most celebrated NFL dynasty, Paul Hornung. This great was one of the faces of the Lombardi Packers dynasty of the 60s, was the first player in NFL history to win the Heisman trophy, was the first player to be selected #1 overall in the NFL Draft, as well as the first to win the MVP award, and to be an inductee in both the Pro and College Football Hall of Fame.

UPDATE: In the week of December 23, 2020, the day that would have been Hornung’s 85th birthday, I held a Facebook fundraiser for one of Paul’s favorite charities, Catholic Charities of Louisville, Inc., in his memory. I would like to thank Mark Schneider for donating to this great cause. It’s what Mr. Hornung would have wanted.


Published by gratitudetogreats

I am a stage 2 squamous cell cancer survivor who did a project to not just celebrate my victory, but celebrate the 100th anniversary of the NFL and the many greats who built that great institution called Gratitude to Greats. This is where I chronicle my responses from where I sent NFL greats my letters and emails...

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