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NFL Star Hornung Reports for Army Duty

Nov. 14, 1961 - Paul Hornung, the NFL scoring king since 1959, became Private Hornung today when he checked into the Army base at Fort Riley, Kan., for a tour of active duty. The former Notre Dame star learned immediately that football playing as a soldier was out — at least temporarily. An Army spokesman said that no weekend passes would be issued for him to play with the Green Bay Packers, the team he left behind. Hornung was assigned to a job as a light truck driver and radio operator. Next week, he will start combat training.


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