In a story about present great placekickers, The Times used this headline:
â€¦But They Cannot Hold A Candle To Hornung
And The Times used this text:
Not relying on just his ability to kick the ball, Paul Hornung holds the overall scoring record for a placekicker. Fifteen field goals and 41 extra points were not enough for the versatile star, who added 13 rushing touchdowns and two receiving touchdowns for a total of 176 points in 12 games.
Hornungâ€™s average of 14.67 points a game was more than half of his teamâ€™s average of 27.7.
Please note that when Hornung was contributing so many things for Vince Lombardiâ€™s Green Bay Packers, National Football League teams played just 12 games a season (now itâ€™s 16).
That is why Johnny Unitasâ€™ record of most touchdown passes in a career was so impressive. The University of Louisville productâ€™s record was not broken until last season.
No matter which college team is your favorite, please read Kent Taylorâ€™s column on Howard Schnellenberger. Itâ€™s on page A8 and might give UK an idea of getting Schnellenberger to help a young coach get started on the right track at UK.
And how about this:
If Joker Phillips pulls off the impossible Saturday and leads the Wildcats to their second victory in a row over Tennessee, could the powers that be in Lexington keep him and work under Schnellenbergerâ€™s guidance for a few years?
Yes, I said two victories in a row over Tennessee!
Cats fans can dream, canâ€™t they?
Speaking of dreams, Charlie Strongâ€™s Louisville Cardinals should be poised to wind up their regular season in a blaze of glory. Two more victories and an attractive bowl!