Callahan was so proud of the victory that he sent for Hornung in class to tell him personally. But as Paul walked across the South Bend campus, past the golden dome and all that, and headed toward Charlie's small cluttered office, the publicity man put in a long distance call to Hornung's mother in Louisville and had her waiting on the phone when Paul strolled in. Then Charlie casually pretended to be sorting through some papers on his desk. Without looking up, he just handed the receiver to Hornung and mumbled something.
"Here," said Charlie. "Tell your mother you just won the Heisman."
It was the crowning moment in the life of both a publicity man and a college football player, and that is what the trophy is all about.