Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This program is part of a series that features the lives and careers of some of the greatest figures in sports history. This episode, hosted by Howard Cosell, profiles football great Paul Hornung. The handsome quarterback from Notre Dame was known as "the Golden Boy" and went on to play for the Green Bay Packers. Coach Vince Lombardi switched Hornung from quarterback to halfback, and noted that Hornung was the most versatile player he had ever seen. The man who could play any position, and was also his team's punter and place kicker, was elected to the hall of fame.Hornung went on to become a popular sports commentator. Archival film clips, photographs, and interviews with fellow players, coaches, fans, friends, and family tell the story of this sports legend.