1958 Pro Bowl

The 1958 Pro Bowl was the NFL's eighth annual all-star game which featured the outstanding performers from the 1957 season. The game was played on January 12, 1958, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California in front of 66,634 fans. The West squad defeated the East by a score of 26–7.[1][2]

The West team was led by the Detroit Lions' George Wilson while Buddy Parker of the Pittsburgh Steelers coached the East squad.[3] San Francisco 49ers running back Hugh McElhenny was selected as the outstanding back of the game and defensive end Gene Brito of the Washington Redskins was named the outstanding lineman.[4]

This was the first Pro Bowl to be televised nationally (except in the Los Angeles market where it was blacked out).[2]

1958 East–West Pro Bowl
Eastern Conference Western Conference
7 26
Head coach:
Buddy Parker
(Pittsburgh Steelers)
Head coach:
George Wilson
(Detroit Lions)
1234 Total
Eastern Conference 0700 7
Western Conference 63107 26
DateJanuary 12, 1958
StadiumMemorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Co-MVPsHugh McElhenny (San Francisco 49ers), Gene Brito (Washington Redskins)
Attendance66,634
TV in the United States
NetworkNBC
AnnouncersJoe Tucker, Van Patrick

References

  1. ^ "West tops East, 26–7, in Pro Bowl". Milwaukee Sentinel. AP. January 13, 1958. p. 2 (Part 2). Retrieved January 24, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "West grid stars roll to easy 26–7 victory". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. AP. January 13, 1958. p. 24. Retrieved January 24, 2012.
  3. ^ "Over 60,000 expected for Pro Bowl tilt". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. AP. January 11, 1958. p. 12. Retrieved January 24, 2012.
  4. ^ "The 1958 Pro Bowl". Bolding Sports Research. Archived from the original on January 24, 2012. Retrieved January 24, 2012.

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1958 Philadelphia Eagles season

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1959 Pro Bowl

The 1959 Pro Bowl was the NFL's ninth annual all-star game which featured the outstanding performers from the 1958 season. The game was played on January 11, 1959, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California in front of 72,250 fans. The final score was East 28, West 21.The West team was led by the Baltimore Colts' Weeb Ewbank while Jim Lee Howell of the New York Giants coached the East squad. New York Giants quarterback Frank Gifford was selected as the outstanding back of the game and defensive lineman Doug Atkins of the Chicago Bears was named the outstanding lineman.

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Hugh McElhenny

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McElhenny first rose to stardom as a standout all-around player for Compton Junior College in 1948. He then transferred to the University of Washington, where he was a two-time All-Pacific Coast Conference fullback for the Washington Huskies football team and set several school and conference records. He was drafted by the 49ers with the ninth pick in the 1951 NFL Draft, and his versatility made him an immediate star in the league, earning him five first-team All-Pro honors in his first six seasons. With the 49ers, he was selected for five Pro Bowls, and he earned a sixth Pro Bowl appearance with the Vikings. He finished his career after short stints with the Giants and Lions.

An all-around player who was a threat as a runner and a receiver and also returned kickoffs and punts, McElhenny had amassed the third most all-purpose yards of any player in NFL history when he retired. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1970 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 1981. According to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, "Hugh McElhenny was to pro football in the 1950s and early 1960s what Elvis Presley was to rock and roll," a reference to both his popularity and his nickname.

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