1970 Pro Bowl

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1970 East–West Pro Bowl
1234Total
Eastern Conference070613
Western Conference1030316
DateJanuary 18, 1970
Stadium Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles
Co-MVPs Gale Sayers  (Chicago Bears), George Andrie  (Dallas Cowboys)
Attendance57,786
TV in the United States
Network CBS
Announcers Don Criqui, Frank Gifford, Frank Glieber

The 1970 Pro Bowl was the National Football League's twentieth annual all-star game which featured the outstanding performers from the 1969 season. The game was played on Sunday, January 18, 1970, at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles. The final score was West 16, East 13. Gale Sayers of the Chicago Bears was named the game's offensive Most Valuable Player (MVP) after rushing for 75 yards on nine carries. George Andrie of the Dallas Cowboys was selected as the defensive MVP. [1]

Attendance at the game was 57,786. Norm Van Brocklin of the Atlanta Falcons coached the West squad while the East was led by the New Orleans Saints' Tom Fears. [2] This was the last Pro Bowl to feature the Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference format. After the AFL–NFL merger was completed, future Pro Bowls would pit the AFC against the NFC.

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References

  1. "West tops East, 1613". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette . AP. January 19, 1970. pp. 21, 25. Retrieved January 18, 2012.
  2. "The 1970 Pro Bowl". Bolding Sports Research. Archived from the original on January 18, 2012. Retrieved January 18, 2012.