1977 Pro Bowl

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1977 NFL Pro Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
AFC 10 7 0 7 24
NFC 0 14 0 0 14
Date January 17, 1977
Stadium Kingdome, Seattle, Washington
MVP Mel Blount (Pittsburgh Steelers)
Referee Chuck Heberling
Attendance 63,214
TV in the United States
Network ABC
Announcers Frank Gifford, Howard Cosell & Alex Karras

The 1977 Pro Bowl was the NFL's 27th annual all-star game which featured the outstanding performers from the 1976 season. The game was played on Monday, January 17, 1977, at the Kingdome in Seattle, Washington in front of a crowd of 63,214. The final score was AFC 24, NFC 14.[1]

Chuck Noll of the Pittsburgh Steelers lead the AFC team against an NFC team coached by Los Angeles Rams head coach Chuck Knox.[1] The referee was Chuck Heberling.[1]

Mel Blount of the Pittsburgh Steelers was named the game's Most Valuable Player.[2] Players on the winning AFC team received $2,000 apiece while the NFC participants each took home $1,500.[3]

Rosters

Quarterbacks – Bert Jones (BAL), Ken Stabler (OAK), Ken Anderson (CIN), Roger Staubach (DAL), Fran Tarkenton (MIN), Jim Hart (STL),

Running backs – Chuck Foreman (MIN), Lawrence McCutcheon (RAM), Terry Metcalf (STL), Lydell Mitchell (BAL), Walter Payton (CHI), Franco Harris (PIT)

Wide receivers – Cliff Branch (OAK), Ken Burrough (HOU), Mel Gray (STL), Harold Jackson (LA), Nat Moore (MIA), Drew Pearson (DAL), Lynn Swann (PIT), Sammy White (MIN)

Tight ends – Dave Casper (OAK), Billy Joe Dupree (DAL), Russ Francis (NE), Jean Fuggett (WSH)

Offensive tackles – Doug France (RAM), Art Shell (OAK), Dan Dierdorf (STL), George Kunz (BAL), Russ Washington (SD), Ron Yary (MIN)

References

  1. ^ a b c "1977 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.
  2. ^ "AFC bandits rob foes". Spokane Chronicle. AP. January 18, 1977. p. 18. Retrieved January 17, 2012.
  3. ^ "NFL Pro Bowl history". CBSSports.com. Archived from the original on January 16, 2012. Retrieved January 30, 2012.

External links

  • "1977 Pro Bowl players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Archived from the original on January 30, 2012. Retrieved January 30, 2012.
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