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By Dan Manoyan,Pat Richter

This is the 1st biography of Alan "The Horse" Ameche, one in all America's nice gridiron heroes. Born in 1933 to Italian immigrants, he grew up in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the place he performed for one of many state's best-ever highschool soccer groups. From there he went directly to holiday vast Ten dashing files for the collage of Wisconsin Badgers, top them to the 1953 Rose Bowl and profitable the 1954 Heisman Trophy. He earned his nickname "The Horse" for his large education ethic, strength, and stamina. In a certified occupation with the Baltimore Colts that lasted simply six seasons ahead of damage ended it, he was once the 1955 NFL Rookie of the 12 months and went to the professional Bowl 5 times.

The 1958 championship video game of the nationwide soccer League that pitted Ameche's Colts opposed to the hot York Giants has usually been known as the NFL's "Greatest video game Ever Played." It was once the 1st nationwide identify online game to be televised, and forty-five million humans have been staring at. It used to be additionally the first-ever NFL video game to enter surprising loss of life time beyond regulation. Ameche and destiny corridor of popularity quarterback Johnny Unitas teamed up on a number of key performs within the decisive landing force. Ameche's dramatic one-yard plunge into the tip sector ended the sport at 8:15 of the time beyond regulation interval, captured the eye of tv audience around the country, and laid the foundation for soccer to turn into the vastly renowned and profitable company it truly is today.

Author Dan Manoyan has delved into Ameche's historical past, interviewing the Ameche kin, Kenosha pals, Wisconsin Badger avid gamers, and several other of his Baltimore Colts teammates—including NFL corridor of status participants Lenny Moore, Gino Marchetti, paintings Donovan, and Raymond Berry—to provide revealing insights approximately Alan Ameche the guy. Manoyan offers a fuller photo of him as a tutorial All-American, a faithful husband and father, a hugely winning businessman after his soccer profession, a customer of the humanities, and a dedicated philanthropist.

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