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Alan Ameche
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Football Player
    (March 1, 1933-August 8, 1988)
    Born in Kenosha, Wisconsin
    Birth name was Lino Dante Ameche
    Nicknamed 'The Horse'
    Cousin of actor Don Ameche
    Attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Won the Heisman Trophy (1954)
    Drafted 2nd overall by the Baltimore Colts in the 1955 NFL Draft
    Running back for the Baltimore Colts (1955-1960)
    Named into the NFL 1950s All-Decade Team
    Four Pro Bowl selections (1956-1959)
    He was injury prone in his last year in college.
    His initials were the same as legal drinking age (LDA).
    His NFL career was cut short due to a foot injury.
    He named one of his four sons after himself.
    He was an All-American at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
    He made the last touchdown of the NFL Championship Game which defeated the New York Giants 23-17 (1958).
    That game was known as the 'Greatest Game Ever Played' after he scored the touchdown.
    The University of Wisconsin-Madison retired his #35 jersey.
    Prior to the 2005 NFL Season, he once held a record in rushing yards.
    He was a businessman for Colts teammate Gino Marchetti's successful fast food restaurant chain.

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