1971 Pro Bowl

The 1971 Pro Bowl was the NFL's 21st annual all-star game which featured the outstanding performers from the 1970 season. The game was played on January 24, 1971, at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. The final score was NFC 27, AFC 6. Fred Carr of the Green Bay Packers was named the game's offensive Most Valuable Player (MVP) and Mel Renfro of the Dallas Cowboys was selected as the defensive MVP.[1]

Attendance at the game was 48,222.[2] John Madden of the Oakland Raiders, coached the AFC while the NFC was led by the San Francisco 49ers' Dick Nolan.[3] The referee for the contest was Fred Silva.[4] This was the first Pro Bowl to feature the AFC vs. the NFC format, which was used until 2014, then resumed in 2017.

1971 NFL Pro Bowl
AFC NFC
6 27
Head coach:
John Madden
(Oakland Raiders)
Head coach:
Dick Nolan
(San Francisco 49ers)
1234 Total
AFC 0330 6
NFC 031014 27
DateJanuary 24, 1971
StadiumMemorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Co-MVPsFred Carr (Green Bay Packers), Mel Renfro (Dallas Cowboys)
RefereeFred Silva
Attendance48,222
TV in the United States
NetworkCBS
AnnouncersJack Whitaker, Frank Gifford, Bruce Roberts

References

  1. ^ "Renfro's runs pace Nationals' 27–6 win". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. AP. January 25, 1971. p. 20. Retrieved January 18, 2012.
  2. ^ "NFL Pro Bowl history". CBSSports.com. Archived from the original on January 16, 2012. Retrieved January 18, 2012.
  3. ^ "The 1971 Pro Bowl". Bolding Sports Research. Archived from the original on January 18, 2012. Retrieved January 18, 2012.
  4. ^ "1971 Pro Bowl game book" (PDF). NFL Game Statistics & Information. National Football League. Archived (PDF) from the original on January 30, 2012. Retrieved January 30, 2012.

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1972 Pro Bowl

The 1972 Pro Bowl was the NFL's 22nd annual all-star game which featured the outstanding performers from the 1971 season. The game was played on January 23, 1972, at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. The final Score was AFC 26, NFC 13. The Kansas City Chiefs swept the Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards, with placekicker Jan Stenerud named the game's offensive MVP and Willie Lanier selected as the defensive MVP. This was the last NFL game overall played with the hashmarks (also called the inbound lines) set at 40 feet apart (20 yards from the sidelines); the next season, they were brought in to 18​1⁄2 feet, the width of the goalposts, where they still stand to this day.Attendance at the game was 53,647. Don McCafferty of the Baltimore Colts coached the AFC while the NFC was led by the San Francisco 49ers' Dick Nolan. The referee was Ben Dreith.

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