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Green Bay Packers legend Paul Hornung dies

Green Bay Packers halfback Paul Hornung (5) plunges over the line for touchdown against the San...
Green Bay Packers halfback Paul Hornung (5) plunges over the line for touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers in Milwaukee on October 24, 1960, also shown are Lamar McHan (17) and Fred Thurston (63).(Associated Press)
Published: Nov. 13, 2020 at 11:37 AM CST
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GREEN BAY Wis. (WSAW) - Green Bay Packers legend Paul Hornung has died, according to ESPN host Jeremy Schaap.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Hornung died after a battle with dementia.

“The Green Bay Packers Family today is mourning the loss of Paul Hornung,” said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. "Paul was one of our special alumni whose mere presence in Lambeau Field electrified the crowd during his returns. His performances in big games were unparalleled and over time were appreciated by generations of Packers fans. He played a key role in four of Vince Lombardi’s championship teams of the 1960s.

"With Paul’s passing, we are deeply saddened that we continue to lose our greats from the Lombardi era, a run of unprecedented success in the National Football League.

“We extend our deepest condolences to Paul’s wife, Angela, and his family and friends.”

The Lombardi-era great was 84.

He was inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1986. Hornung played on four of Lombardi’s five NFL championship teams and was the Associated Press MVP for the 1961 season.

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