Golden Boy

By: Hornung, Paul; Reed, William F.

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Paul Hornung was football's "golden boy"--handsome, talented, and fabulously successful. He had a great career at Notre Dame, where he won the Heisman Trophy, was the number one draft pick in the NFL, and went on to the Green Bay Packers, a terrible team soon to be transformed by the new head coach, Vince Lombardi. Hornung's Packer teams would become a dynasty, and ten of his teammates (as well as Lombardi) would eventually join him in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Hornung led the NFL in scoring from 1959 to 1961, setting a single-season scoring record in 1960, and was named Player of the Year in 1960 and 1961.
Hornung always loved the good life. He had girlfriends across the country and was a regular at Toots Shor's in Manhattan and at clubs in Chicago and Los Angeles. A frustrated Lombardi once asked him whether he wanted to be a player or a playboy, and his teammates joked about his Hollywood ambitions. But the good life came at a price for Hornung, whose gambling cost him a year's suspension from the NFL in 1963.
On the playing field, Hornung and his Packer teammates made football history, and he has great stories to tell about them and about some of their biggest games together. "Golden Boy" is a must-read for football fans, a colorful, candid slice of pigskin history from one of the game's immortal legends.

Title: Golden Boy

Author Name: Hornung, Paul; Reed, William F.

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Bison Books:

ISBN Number: 0803267622

ISBN Number 13: 9780803267626


Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0803267622Z2

Description: 0803267622 Crisp, clean, unread paperback with light shelfwear to the covers and a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!