Football Legend to Kick-Off Big Game Sunday at Tropicana Las Vegas

Jan 29, 2010, 19:05 ET from Tropicana Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Football legend and Heisman Trophy winner Paul Hornung will be signing free autographs in the Tropicana Las Vegas's Celebration Lounge between noon and 2 p.m. prior to the Big Game on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010.


Hornung is one of only five players to have earned both the Heisman Trophy as well as football's prestigious Most Valuable Player award. He is known as one of the most versatile players in football, having played halfback, quarterback and placekicker. Nicknamed the Golden Boy during his tenure at the University of Notre Dame, Hornung moved quickly into professional football as a first-round draft pick by the Green Bay Packers. He was named All-Pro twice and went on to win four league championships with the Packers including the very first Super Bowl in 1967. He was later inducted into the Football Hall of Fame.

"We are honored to host one of football's all-time greatest players and thrilled that a player of his caliber will be part of our Big Game event," said Tropicana Las Vegas Casino Manager Chuck Esposito. "This is one of many exciting offerings to come as we continue to infuse our sports and entertainment programming with unique and enjoyable events."

Following autographs in the Celebration Lounge, Tropicana Las Vegas guests can watch every play of the Saints vs. Colts action on big screen TV's throughout the casino as well as enjoy a variety of food and drink specials.

About Tropicana Las Vegas

Nestled in the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip, Tropicana Las Vegas is a true Las Vegas landmark. The iconic property is currently transforming itself into a vibrant, South Beach, Miami themed escape. The revitalized Tropicana Las Vegas will feature a fresh resort atmosphere, bright tropical colors and a sizzling nightlife scene. Construction is scheduled for completion in 2010 and includes the redesign of every hotel room and suite, the casino, the world-famous pool area, several new restaurants, bars, a new poker room, a new race and sports book, and nightclub. For additional information on events, amenities or availability call 702-739-2222 or visit

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