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Vince Lombardi once called Hornung “the best all-around back ever to play football,” and while leading Lombardi’s 1960s Packers to three championships, Hornung certainly lived up to that lofty praise with his versatile game. As the left halfback and Lombardi’s “key operative” in the fabled power sweep, Hornung was often the one who would “run to daylight” on the famous play. But he also was an adept passer — Hornung played quarterback at Notre Dame, winning the 1956 Heisman Trophy as a senior — and highly effective as a kicker, pass-catcher and blocker.