UofL FOOTBALL | Paul Hornung Votes for Lamar Jackson to Win 2017 Heisman Trophy

12/07/2017 05:35 AM

Football legend Paul Hornung won the 1956 Heisman Trophy while playing college ball at Notre Dame.

Like all previous Heisman winners, he receives a vote for future Heisman Trophy awards.

This year, he voted for UofL quarterback Lamar Jackson to take home the trophy again.

“I voted for Lamar,” said Hornung. “Of course, I’m from Louisville. I have to do that.”

Jackson was named a finalist for the 2017 Heisman Trophy on Monday. Should Jackson win this year’s Heisman Trophy, he would become only the second player to ever win the award twice.

Ohio State’s Archie Griffin is currently the only player to win the Heisman Trophy twice (1974 and 1975).

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