Ameche grew up in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where he played for one of the state's best-ever high school football teams. From there he went on to break Big Ten rushing records for the University of Wisconsin Badgers, leading them to the 1953 Rose Bowl and winning the 1954 Heisman Trophy. He earned his nickname qThe Horseq for his tremendous training ethic, power, and stamina. In a professional career with the Baltimore Colts that lasted just six seasons before injury ended it, he was the 1955 NFL Rookie of the Year and went to the Pro Bowl five times.aThey didna#39;t have a plastic surgeon on staff back then, so when they put me back together, my eyebrow was crooked and my eye was deformed, a Yvonne said. aI had five ... We have no money, but wea#39;ll get you fixed. ... We had to replace the telephone pole, but we got money to get the car fixed and for the plastic surgery.
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