1975 Pro Bowl

The 1975 Pro Bowl was the NFL's 25th annual all-star game which featured the outstanding performers from the 1974 season. The game was played on Monday, January 20, 1975, at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida. The final score was NFC 17, AFC 10. James Harris of the Los Angeles Rams was named the game's Most Valuable Player.[1]

1975 NFL Pro Bowl
Football signed by 1975 Pro Bowl team (1991.89).jpg
A football signed by 1975 Pro Bowl players
1234 Total
NFC 03014 17
AFC 00100 10
DateJanuary 20, 1975
StadiumOrange Bowl, Miami, Florida
MVPJames Harris (Los Angeles Rams)
RefereeDick Jorgensen
Attendance26,484
TV in the United States
NetworkABC
AnnouncersFrank Gifford, Howard Cosell & Alex Karras

Attendance at the game was 26,484.[2] John Madden of the Oakland Raiders coached the AFC while the NFC was led by the Los Angeles Rams' Chuck Knox.[3] The referee for the game was Dick Jorgensen.[4] It was the first of five straight Pro Bowls played on ABC's Monday Night Football package.


AFC rosterEdit

OffenseEdit

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Quarterback 12 Ken Stabler, Oakland 12 Bob Griese, Miami
Running back 32 O.J. Simpson, Buffalo 35 Greg Pruitt, Cleveland
Fullback 24 Otis Armstrong, Denver 39 Larry Csonka, Miami
32 Franco Harris, Pittsburgh
Wide receivers 21 Cliff Branch, Oakland
85 Isaac Curtis, Cincinnati
25 Fred Biletnikoff, Oakland
27 Paul Warfield, Miami
Tight end 88 Riley Odoms, Denver 88 Rich Caster, N.Y. Jets
Offensive tackle 78 Art Shell, Oakland
70 Russ Washington, San Diego
73 Norm Evans, Miami
Offensive guard 66 Larry Little, Miami
63 Gene Upshaw, Oakland
67 Bob Kuechenberg, Miami
Center 62 Jim Langer, Miami 58 Jack Rudnay, Kansas City

DefenseEdit

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Defensive end 68 L.C. Greenwood, Pittsburgh
84 Bill Stanfill, Miami
65 Elvin Bethea, Houston
Defensive tackle 75 Joe Greene, Pittsburgh
72 Jerry Sherk, Cleveland
60 Otis Sistrunk, Oakland
Outside linebacker 59 Jack Ham, Pittsburgh
34 Andy Russell, Pittsburgh
41 Phil Villapiano, Oakland
Inside linebacker 32 Mike Curtis, Baltimore 63 Willie Lanier, Kansas City
Cornerback 20 Robert James, Buffalo
18 Emmitt Thomas, Kansas City
20 Lemar Parrish, Cincinnati
Free safety 31 Jack Tatum, Oakland 37 Tommy Casanova, Cincinnati
13 Jake Scott, Miami
Strong safety 40 Dick Anderson, Miami

Special teamsEdit

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Punter   8 Ray Guy, Oakland
Placekicker   10 Roy Gerela, Pittsburgh

NFC rosterEdit

OffenseEdit

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Quarterback 17 Jim Hart, St. Louis 12 James Harris, Los Angeles
10 Fran Tarkenton, Minnesota
Running back 30 Lawrence McCutcheon, Los Angeles 35 Calvin Hill, Dallas
21 Terry Metcalf, St. Louis
Fullback 44 Chuck Foreman, Minnesota
Wide receivers 88 Drew Pearson, Dallas
42 Charley Taylor, Washington
42 John Gilliam, Minnesota
85 Mel Gray, St. Louis
Tight end 86 Charle Young, Philadelphia 88 Charlie Sanders, Detroit
Offensive tackle 70 Rayfield Wright, Dallas
73 Ron Yary, Minnesota
72 Dan Dierdorf, St. Louis
82 George Kunz, Atlanta
Offensive guard 68 Gale Gillingham, Green Bay
65 Tom Mack, Los Angeles
61 Blaine Nye, Dallas
Center 57 Jeff Van Note, Atlanta 75 Forrest Blue, San Francisco

DefenseEdit

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Defensive end 81 Carl Eller, Minnesota
87 Claude Humphrey, Atlanta
85 Jack Youngblood, Los Angeles
Defensive tackle 74 Merlin Olsen, Los Angeles
88 Alan Page, Minnesota
72 Diron Talbert, Washington
Outside linebacker 55 Chris Hanburger, Washington
56 Ted Hendricks, Green Bay
58 Isaiah Robertson, Los Angeles
Inside linebacker 66 Bill Bergey, Philadelphia 55 Lee Roy Jordan, Dallas
Cornerback 28 Willie Buchanon, Green Bay
22 Roger Wehrli, St. Louis
37 Jimmy Johnson, San Francisco
Free safety 22 Paul Krause, Minnesota 43 Cliff Harris, Dallas
26 Dick Jauron, Detroit
Strong safety 27 Ken Houston, Washington

Special teamsEdit

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Punter   13 Tom Wittum, San Francisco
Placekicker   13 Chester Marcol, Green Bay

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Harris passes lead NFC to Pro Bowl win". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. AP. January 21, 1975. p. 18. Retrieved January 17, 2012.
  2. ^ "NFL Pro Bowl history". CBSSports.com. Archived from the original on January 16, 2012. Retrieved January 17, 2012.
  3. ^ "The 1975 Pro Bowl". Bolding Sports Research. Archived from the original on January 17, 2012. Retrieved January 17, 2012.
  4. ^ "1975 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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