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NFL: Paul Hornung of Packers Named League MVP

Dec. 20, 1961 - Paul Hornung of the Green Bay Packers was named today the most valuable player of the NFL in a poll of writers and broadcasters by The Associated Press. The halfback was called to Army duty and was available only on a weekend pass during the second half of the season. But he scored 10 touchdowns, kicked 15 of 22 field goal attempts, and posted 41 successive extra points. He led the league scorers with 146 points. Other contenders in the poll were Jim Taylor of the Packers, Sonny Jurgensen of Philadelphia, Jimmy Brown of Cleveland, and Del Shofner and Y.A. Tittle of New York.


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