Alan Ameche

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Lino Dante "Alan" Ameche (June 1, 1933 – August 8, 1988), nicknamed "The Iron Horse", or simply "The Horse", was an American football player who played six seasons with the Baltimore Colts in the National Football League (NFL).wikipedia
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1954 Wisconsin Badgers football team

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He played college football at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and won the Heisman Trophy during his senior season in 1954.
Senior Alan Ameche earned All-America honors, was named the Big 10 Player of the Year, and was the recipient of the 1954 Heisman Trophy, becoming the first Badger to win the award.

Gino's Hamburgers

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With colleague and former Colts teammate Gino Marchetti, Ameche founded the Gino's Hamburgers chain.
Gino's Hamburgers was a fast-food restaurant chain founded in Baltimore, Maryland, by Baltimore Colts defensive end Gino Marchetti and running back Alan Ameche, along with their close friends Joe Campanella and Louis Fischer, in 1957.

Don Ameche

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Ameche was a cousin of noted actors Don Ameche and Jim Ameche.
Ameche attended Marquette University, Loras College, and the University of Wisconsin, where his cousin Alan Ameche played football and won the Heisman Trophy in 1954.

1958 NFL Championship Game

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He is famous for scoring the winning touchdown in overtime in the 1958 NFL Championship Game against the New York Giants, labeled "The Greatest Game Ever Played."
In the second quarter, Baltimore defensive end Ray Krouse recovered a fumble from Gifford to set up a 2-yard touchdown run by Colts running back Alan Ameche.

Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame

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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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1955 NFL Draft

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Ameche was the third overall selection of the 1955 NFL draft and played fullback for the Baltimore Colts from 1955 until 1960.

Camp Randall Stadium

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Ameche is one of six Wisconsin football players to have a number retired by the program (35) and enshrined on the Camp Randall Stadium façade as of 2008: fellow Heisman winner and current career rushing record holder Ron Dayne (33), Elroy Hirsch (40), Dave Schreiner (80), Allan Schafer (83), and Pat Richter (88) are the others.
The numbers of Wisconsin's two Heisman Trophy winners, Alan Ameche and Ron Dayne, are displayed on the upper deck façade.

Gino Marchetti

With colleague and former Colts teammate Gino Marchetti, Ameche founded the Gino's Hamburgers chain.
In 1959, Marchetti joined with several of his teammates, including Alan Ameche, and opened a fast food restaurant.

Jim Ameche

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Ameche was a cousin of noted actors Don Ameche and Jim Ameche.
Alan Ameche, the professional football player, was Jim's cousin.

Cadillac Williams

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Ameche averaged 4.2 yards per carry over his career, and held the record for rushing yards in his first three NFL games until Carnell "Cadillac" Williams passed it in 2005.
Williams rushed for 434 yards in his first three weeks, setting records as the first rookie running back to ever have three consecutive 100 yard games, and rushing for the most yards in the first three weeks of a career, a record previously held by Alan Ameche of the 1955 Baltimore Colts (now the Indianapolis Colts).

Wisconsin Badgers football

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Wisconsin has had two Heisman Trophy winners, Alan Ameche and Ron Dayne, and have had Eleven former players inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

1953 Rose Bowl

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He played in the program's first bowl game, the 1953 Rose Bowl, as a sophomore, rushing for 133 yards on 28 carries.
Future Heisman Trophy winner, Wisconsin running back/linebacker Alan Ameche, finished the game with 133 rushing yards on 28 carries.

James White (running back)

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His overtime touchdown was the last in championship history until Super Bowl LI, when James White scored at 3:58 of overtime as the New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons, 34–28.
While White is the only player to score in overtime in a Super Bowl, he is the second player to score the winning touchdown in overtime in an NFL championship game: Alan Ameche, a fellow Wisconsin Badger, did so for the Baltimore Colts in 1958.

History of the Baltimore Colts

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Ameche was the third overall selection of the 1955 NFL draft and played fullback for the Baltimore Colts from 1955 until 1960. Lino Dante "Alan" Ameche (June 1, 1933 – August 8, 1988), nicknamed "The Iron Horse", or simply "The Horse", was an American football player who played six seasons with the Baltimore Colts in the National Football League (NFL).
The 1958 NFL Championship game is widely known as the "Greatest Game Ever Played" for its dramatic conclusion with quarterback Johnny Unitas marching the Colts downfield in sudden death overtime and Alan Ameche scoring the winning touchdown on a 1-yard run.

Rose Bowl Game

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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.
2004 – Alan Ameche, Wisconsin; Rudy Bukich, USC; Wayne Duke, Big Ten; Jim Stivers, Tournament of Roses

Mary D. Bradford High School

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The family then returned to Kenosha, where he attended Kenosha High School.
Alan Ameche, Heisman Trophy winner, NFL rookie of the year 1955

UPI College Football Player of the Year

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1954 College Football All-America Team

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Wisconsin's fullback Alan Ameche won the Heisman Trophy in 1954 as the best player in college football and was a unanimous first-team selection by all eight official selectors.

National Football League 1950s All-Decade Team

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He is one of only four players named to the National Football League 1950s All-Decade Team not elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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Chicken George (restaurant chain)

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Chicken George – a former fast food restaurant chain based in Baltimore, Maryland
Ameche's Drive-in – a former a fast-food restaurant chain based in Baltimore, Maryland

Chicago Tribune Silver Football

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List of National Football League annual rushing touchdowns leaders

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