1965 Pro Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Eastern Conference 0 7 0 7


Western Conference 3 14 10 7


Date January 10, 1965
Stadium Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
MVP Fran Tarkenton (Minnesota Vikings)
National anthem
Coin toss
Attendance 60,698
Network NBC
Announcers Ken Coleman, Gordie Soltau
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The 1965 Pro Bowl was the NFL's fifteenth annual all-star game which featured the outstanding performers from the 1964 season. The game was played on January 10, 1965, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California in front of 60,698. The coaches for the game were Don Shula of Baltimore Colts for the West and Blanton Collier of Cleveland Browns for the East. The West team won by a final score was 34–14.[1]

The West dominated the East, 411 to 187 in total yards. West quarterback Fran Tarkenton of the Minnesota Vikings was named "Back of the Game" after he completed 8 of 13 passes for 172 yards. The "Lineman of the Game" honors went to the West’s Terry Barr of the Detroit Lions; Barr had 106 yards receiving on three receptions.[1]

Frank Ryan, the quarterback of the Cleveland Browns' who had defeated the Baltimore Colts in the 1965 NFL Championship Game, was knocked out of the Pro Bowl when he was sacked in the third quarter by a group of defenders including the Colts' Gino Marchetti. Marchetti, who was playing in his tenth Pro Bowl,[1] had vowed to teach Ryan a lesson for running the score up against the Colts in the championship game.[2]


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