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    1956 Paul Hornung Letter From Heisman Trophy Season! A standout athlete at Flaget High School, Hornung was expected by many to stay close to home and play college football for Bear Bryant at Kentucky. Instead, he followed his mother's wishes and went to Notre Dame. Hornung blossomed as a halfback and safety during his junior year. He finished fourth in the nation in total offense with 1,215 yards and six touchdowns. His two touchdowns on offense and two interceptions on defense spurred a victory over No. 4 Navy, and his touchdown pass and field goal beat Iowa. In a loss to USC, Hornung ran and threw for 354 yards, the best in the nation in 1955. The All-American triple-threat for Notre Dame won the Heisman Trophy in 1956. The offered 4 page letter comes from September of that storied Heisman season. The correspondence on Notre Dame letterhead, offers fantastic insight into the South Bend squad that season mentioning virtually the entire team's roster, and is quite frank as to the fortunes of the season. "Through practice we have been looking spotty- sometimes good and sometimes bad. This will be a bigger team than '55- maybe better "if" (A big word)- all goes well." Paul goes on to write, "Our first game in Dallas against S.M.U. will tell a lot- I just hope it is an honorable one for us." Hornung has signed "Your friend Paul Hornung." Amazing content from a truly historic season for the Notre Dame and Green Bay legend. A member of four championship teams, Vince Lombardi called him "the most versatile man who ever played the game." Pre Certified By PSA/DNA.


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    July, 2012
    8th Sunday
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