Alan Dante Ameche was born June 1, 1933.

After leading the Wisconsin Badgers to the 1953 Rose Bowl and winning the 1954 Heisman Trophy, Ameche became the NFL's rookie of the year as running back with the Baltimore Colts.

Injuries limited his NFL career to six seasons, and he made the Pro Bowl five times.

But "The Horse" is perhaps best known for scoring in overtime of the 1958 NFL championship game pitted Ameche's Colts against the New York Giants in what has often been called the "Greatest Game Ever Played."

Check out an excerpt of Dan Manoyan's biography Alan Ameche: The Story Of The Horse.

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