UW Health Sports Medicine 

Alan "The Horse" Ameche (1991)

Football

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  • Won the 1954 Heisman Trophy, given to college football’s most outstanding player
  • All-America fullback in 1953 and 1954 and a three-time (1952-54) All-Big Ten selection
  • Wisconsin and Big Ten Most Valuable Player as a senior
  • Led the Big Ten in rushing as a freshman and sophomore
  • Set NCAA career rushing mark of 3,345 yards
  • Established a Rose Bowl record with 133 yards rushing in 1953
  • Academic All-America choice in 1953 and 1954
  • Inducted into the GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame in 1992
  • Picked in the first round by Baltimore in the 1955 NFL draft
  • Ran for a 79-yard TD on the first play of his NFL career
  • Scored winning touchdown in Colts’ 23-17 overtime win vs. Giants in the 1958 title game
  • Member of the Wisconsin State Athletic and National Football Foundation Halls of Fame
  • Named “Greatest Player” on the University of Wisconsin All-Time Team in 1969
  • Had his No. 35 retired at the UW
  • Won an NCAA Silver Anniversary Top Six Award in 1979

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