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 181⁄2 feet, the width of the goalposts, where they still stand to this day.
|Date||January 23, 1972|
|Stadium||Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California|
|Co-MVPs||Jan Stenerud (Kansas City Chiefs), Willie Lanier (Kansas City Chiefs)|
|TV in the United States|
|Announcers||Curt Gowdy, Al DeRogatis|
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