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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]

1977 NFL Pro Bowl
1234 Total
AFC 10707 24
NFC 01400 14
DateJanuary 17, 1977
StadiumKingdome, Seattle, Washington
MVPMel Blount (Pittsburgh Steelers)
RefereeChuck Heberling
Attendance63,214
TV in the United States
NetworkABC
AnnouncersFrank Gifford, Howard Cosell & Alex Karras

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]

RostersEdit

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)

ReferencesEdit

  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.

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