1956 Pro Bowl

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1956 East–West Pro Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Eastern Conference 7 0 14 10 31
Western Conference 7 7 9 7 30
Date January 15, 1956
Stadium Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
MVP Ollie Matson (Baltimore Colts)
Attendance 37,867
TV in the United States
Network not televised

The 1956 Pro Bowl was the National Football League's sixth annual all-star game which featured top performers from the 1955 season. The game was played on January 15, 1956, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California in front of 37,867 fans. The East squad defeated the West by a score of 31–30.[1][2]

The West team was led by the Los Angeles Rams Sid Gillman while Joe Kuharich of the Washington Redskins' coached the East squad.[3] Chicago Cardinals back Ollie Matson was selected as the game's outstanding player.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Matson propels East's 31–30 win, squabble follows". Milwaukee Sentinel. AP. January 16, 1956. pp. 3–4 (Part 2). Retrieved January 24, 2012.
  2. ^ "East pros squeeze past West, 31–30". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. AP. January 16, 1956. pp. 16, 18. Retrieved January 24, 2012.
  3. ^ "Expect 40,000 at pro game". The Gettysburg Times. AP. January 14, 1956. p. 5. Retrieved January 24, 2012.
  4. ^ "The 1956 Pro Bowl". Bolding Sports Research. Archived from the original on January 24, 2012. Retrieved January 24, 2012.

External links

  • "1956 Pro Bowl players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Archived from the original on January 31, 2012. Retrieved January 31, 2012.
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