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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.[1] 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​12 feet, the width of the goalposts, where they still stand to this day.[2]

1972 NFL Pro Bowl
1234 Total
AFC 031310 26
NFC 0607 13
DateJanuary 23, 1972
StadiumMemorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Co-MVPsJan Stenerud (Kansas City Chiefs), Willie Lanier (Kansas City Chiefs)
RefereeBen Dreith
Attendance53,647
TV in the United States
NetworkNBC
AnnouncersCurt Gowdy, Al DeRogatis

Attendance at the game was 53,647.[3] Don McCafferty of the Baltimore Colts coached the AFC while the NFC was led by the San Francisco 49ers' Dick Nolan.[4] The referee was Ben Dreith.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Sten' treats NFC pros rudely, 26–13". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. AP. January 24, 1972. pp. 20, 23. Retrieved January 18, 2012.
  2. ^ "Owners give offense big seven-yard boost". Rome News-Tribune. Georgia. Associated Press. March 24, 1972. p. 6A.
  3. ^ "NFL Pro Bowl history". CBSSports.com. Archived from the original on January 16, 2012. Retrieved January 18, 2012.
  4. ^ "The 1972 Pro Bowl". Bolding Sports Research. Archived from the original on January 18, 2012. Retrieved January 18, 2012.
  5. ^ "1972 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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