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127. Alan Ameche

Alan Ameche was the Heisman Trophy winner in 1954, and the Wisconsin Badgers star promptly went 3rd Overall in the Draft.   Chosen by the Baltimore Colts, he would win the NFL Rookie of the Year, leading the league in Rushing Yards, Rushing Touchdowns, and Yards from Scrimmage.  This was Ameche's best statistical year, but he would become an offensive fixture on an excellent Colts team that would win the NFL Championship in 1958 and 1959.  It was in the former title that Ameche cemented his legacy as in that game (which has been dubbed “The Greatest Game Ever Played”) as the Running Back scored two Touchdowns, including the game-winning one that would beat the New York Giants.  That alone makes Alan Ameche an iconic figure in Pro football lore.

Ameche was a four-time Pro Bowl Selection (1955-58) and was chosen for the 1950’s All-Decade Team.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Saturday, 01 January 1966
  • Position: Fullback
  • Played For: Baltimore Colts
  • College: Arkansas Tech
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 3rd Overall in 1955
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    NFL Championships (1958 & 1959)
    NFL 1950s All-Decade Team
    First Team All-Pro (1965)
    Second Team All-Pro (1956, 1957 & 1959)
    Pro Bowl (1955, 1956, 1957 & 1958)
    Most Rushing Attempts (1955)
    Most Rushing Yards (1955)
    Most Rushing Touchdowns (1955)
    Most Touchdowns (1955)
    Most Yards From Scrimmage (1955)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Attempts (5) (1955, 1956, 1957, 1958 & 1959)
    Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Yards (4) (1955, 1956, 1958 & 1959)
    Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Touchdowns (5) (1955, 1956, 1957, 1958 & 1959)
    Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Yards per Attempt (3) (1955, 1956 & 1958)
    Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Yards per Game (4) (1955, 1956, 1958 & 1959)
    Top Ten Finishes: Touchdowns (5) (1955, 1956, 1957, 1958 & 1959)
    Top Ten Finishes: Points Scored (1) (1955)
    Top Ten Finishes: Yards From Scrimmage (2) (1955 & 1956)
    Top Ten Finishes: All-Purpose Yards (2) (1955 & 1956)

  • Notable All Time Rankings: 100. Rushing Yards per Game: 57.8

Should Alan Ameche be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 90.9%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 9.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%
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