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By Dan Manoyan,Pat Richter

This is the 1st biography of Alan "The Horse" Ameche, one in every of 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 great 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 great education ethic, energy, and stamina. In a certified occupation with the Baltimore Colts that lasted simply six seasons sooner than 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 online game of the nationwide soccer League that pitted Ameche's Colts opposed to the hot York Giants has frequently been referred to as the NFL's "Greatest online game Ever Played." It used to be the 1st nationwide name online game to be televised, and forty-five million humans have been staring at. It used to be additionally the first-ever NFL online game to enter unexpected loss of life additional time. Ameche and destiny corridor of popularity quarterback Johnny Unitas teamed up on numerous key performs within the decisive landing force. Ameche's dramatic one-yard plunge into the tip area ended the sport at 8:15 of the time beyond regulation interval, captured the eye of tv audience around the country, and laid the basis for soccer to develop into the significantly well known and profitable enterprise it truly is today.

Author Dan Manoyan has delved into Ameche's background, interviewing the Ameche kin, Kenosha acquaintances, Wisconsin Badger gamers, and several other of his Baltimore Colts teammates—including NFL corridor of popularity participants Lenny Moore, Gino Marchetti, artwork Donovan, and Raymond Berry—to provide revealing insights approximately Alan Ameche the fellow. Manoyan supplies a fuller photograph of him as a tutorial All-American, a loyal husband and father, a hugely winning businessman after his soccer profession, a client of the humanities, and a dedicated philanthropist.

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