Derby Field

The Paul Hornung Award

Trophy

Tropy
Paul Hornung’s career on the football field reflected brilliance, versatility and the highest quality.

Therefore, it is no surprise that 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.

This 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 Hornung that appears to be floating internally in the sculpture. Below the portrait are three hand-engraved poses reflective of Hornung’s diverse skills as a player: throwing, running and catching. The name of each winner will be inscribed annually on the plaque adorning this iconic trophy. The recipient will be awarded a smaller, individual version crafted in the same spirit as the original.