- Watch List
- 2012 Winner - Tavon Austin
- Paul Hornung
- Louisville Sports Commission
Paul Hornung's career on the football field reflected brilliance, versatility and the highest quality.
Hornung chose Steuben Crystal - American made and the highest quality crystal in the world - as the medium to create The Paul Hornung Award trophy, representing the most versatile player in major college football.
The one-of-a-kind trophy incorporates an 8.25" solid Steuben crystal disc displayed on a hand-worked walnut base finished in a dark onyx stain and highlighted with sterling silver plaques. The crystal disc in this trophy is emblazed with a spherical portrait of Mr. Hornung that appears to be floating internally in the sculpture. Below the portrait are three hand engrved poses reflective of Paul's diverse skills as a player: throwing, running and catching. The name of each winner will be inscribed annually on the plaque adoring this iconic trophy. The recipient will be awarded a smaller, individual verion crafted in the same spirit as the original.