Alan Ameche: The Story of “The Horse” - download pdf or read online

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 tremendous Ten speeding documents for the collage of Wisconsin Badgers, top them to the 1953 Rose Bowl and successful the 1954 Heisman Trophy. He earned his nickname "The Horse" for his great education ethic, energy, and stamina. In a qualified occupation with the Baltimore Colts that lasted simply six seasons sooner than damage ended it, he used to be 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 frequently 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 observing. It was once additionally the first-ever NFL video game to enter surprising dying additional time. Ameche and destiny corridor of status quarterback Johnny Unitas teamed up on numerous key performs within the decisive landing force. Ameche's dramatic one-yard plunge into the tip region ended the sport at 8:15 of the additional time interval, captured the eye of tv audience around the kingdom, and laid the foundation for soccer to turn into the vastly renowned and profitable company it really is today.

Author Dan Manoyan has delved into Ameche's background, interviewing the Ameche relatives, Kenosha associates, Wisconsin Badger avid 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 guy. Manoyan provides a fuller photo of him as a tutorial All-American, a faithful husband and father, a hugely profitable businessman after his soccer profession, a client of the humanities, and a devoted philanthropist.

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