Authentic Wisconsin.  Alan "The Horse" Ameche


Alan Ameche born on March 1, 1933 in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Alan "The Horse" Ameche - athlete/football fullback; born Lino Dante Ameche March 1, 1933 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Heisman Trophy winner while at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Ameche is one of six Wisconsin football players to have a number retired by the program (#35) and enshrined on the Camp Randall Stadium. He was a cousin of noted actors Don Ameche and Jim Ameche also from Wisconsin. Ameche was inducted into the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in 1967, the College Football Hall of Fame in 1975, and the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame in 2004.

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Alan Ameche.


Alan "The Horse" Ameche
Nicknamed "The Horse", Alan Ameche was an American football player who played college football at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and won the Heisman Trophy during his senior season in 1954. Ameche played six seasons with the Baltimore Colts in the National Football League (NFL) and was elected to the Pro Bowl in each of his first four seasons. Ameche is famous for scoring the winning touchdown in overtime when the Baltimore Colts played the New York Giants in the 1958 NFL Championship Game labeled "The Greatest Game Ever Played."



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