Hornung, nicknamed "The Golden Boy", won the Heisman Trophy in 1956 as the year's outstanding college football player in the United States and is the only player from a losing team (his Notre Dame team finished 2-8 that year) ever to win the trophy. Highly versatile, he was a quarterback who could run, pass, block, and tackle. Many consider Hornung the greatest all-around football player in Notre Dame history. In the 1956 season, he led his team offensively in passing, rushing, scoring, kickoff and punt returns, and punting. He also played defense and led his team in passes broken up and was second in interceptions and tackles made.
This Paul Hornung Golden Boy cap was signed in silver by Hornung on the brim and includes a Great Moments COA.