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1954 Wisconsin Badgers football team

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1954 Wisconsin Badgers football team

Conference Big Ten Conference
Coaches #10
AP #9
1954 record 7–2 (5–2 Big Ten)
Head coach Ivy Williamson (6th year)
Home stadium Camp Randall Stadium

The 1954 Wisconsin Badgers football team represented the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the 1954 college football season.


Senior Alan Ameche earned All-America honors, was named the Big 10 Player of the Year, and was the recipient of the 1954 Heisman Trophy, becoming the first Badger to win the award. He played linebacker on defense along with fullback on offense, since American football was single platoon during his college career. In four years as a Badger, he gained 3,212 yards, then the NCAA record, scored 25 touchdowns, and averaged 4.8 yards per carry.


Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 25 Marquette* #10 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 52–14   52,819
October 2 at Michigan State #5 Macklin StadiumEast Lansing, MI W 6–0   51,194
October 9 #11 Rice* #3 Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 13–7   52,819
October 16 #5 Purdue #2 Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 20–6   52,819
October 23 at #4 Ohio State #2 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 14–31   82,636
October 30 at Iowa #8 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA L 7–13   52,185
November 6 Northwestern #16 Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 34–13   53,131
November 13 at Illinois #14 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL W 27–14   71,119
November 20 #10 Minnesota #17 Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI (Paul Bunyan's Axe) W 27–0   53,131
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Awards and honors

Team players in the 1955 NFL Draft

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Alan Ameche Back 1 3 Baltimore Colts
Jim Temp End 2 17 Green Bay Packers
Norm Amundsen Guard 6 65 Green Bay Packers
Ron Locklin End 6 68 New York Giants
Clarence Bratt Back 12 143 Chicago Bears
Jerry Cvengros Tackle 21 247 Los Angeles Rams
Bob Gringrass Back 27 321 Philadelphia Eagles


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