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1954 Wisconsin Badgers football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 10
APNo. 9
1954 record7–2 (5–2 Big Ten)
Head coachIvy Williamson (6th season)
Home stadiumCamp Randall Stadium
Seasons
← 1953
1955 →
1954 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1/2 Ohio State 7 0 0     10 0 0
#9/10 Wisconsin 5 2 0     7 2 0
#15/15 Michigan 5 2 0     6 3 0
#NR/20 Minnesota 4 2 0     7 2 0
Iowa 4 3 0     5 4 0
Purdue 3 3 0     5 3 1
Indiana 2 4 0     3 6 0
Michigan State 1 5 0     3 6 0
Northwestern 1 5 0     2 7 0
Illinois 0 6 0     1 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

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

SeasonEdit

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.

ScheduleEdit

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.
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Awards and honorsEdit

Team players in the 1955 NFL DraftEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Alan Ameche Back 1 3 Baltimore Colts
Jim Temp End 2 17 Green Bay Packers
Norm Amundsen Guard 665 Green Bay Packers
Ron Locklin End 6 68 New York Giants
Clarence Bratt Back 12143 Chicago Bears
Jerry Cvengros Tackle 21247 Los Angeles Rams
Bob Gringrass Back 27321 Philadelphia Eagles
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