1971 Pro Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
AFC 0 3 3 0


NFC 0 3 10 14


Date January 24, 1971
Stadium Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
MVP Fred Carr (Green Bay Packers)
National anthem
Coin toss
Referee Fred Silva
Attendance 48,222
Network CBS
Announcers Jack Whitaker, Frank Gifford, Bruce Roberts
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The 1971 Pro Bowl was the NFL's 21st annual all-star game which featured the outstanding performers from the 1970 season. The game was played on January 24, 1971, at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. The final score was NFC 27, AFC 6. Fred Carr of the Green Bay Packers was named the game's offensive Most Valuable Player (MVP) and Mel Renfro of the Dallas Cowboys was selected as the defensive MVP.[1]

Attendance at the game was 48,222.[2] John Madden of the Oakland Raiders coached the AFC while the NFC was led by the San Francisco 49ers' Dick Nolan.[3] The referee for the contest was Fred Silva.[4] This was the first Pro Bowl to feature the AFC vs. the NFC format, which has been used ever since.


  1. "Renfro's runs pace Nationals' 27–6 win". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. AP: p. 20. January 25, 1971. Retrieved January 18, 2012.
  2. "NFL Pro Bowl history". Archived from the original on January 16, 2012. Retrieved January 18, 2012.
  3. "The 1971 Pro Bowl". Bolding Sports Research. Archived from the original on January 18, 2012. Retrieved January 18, 2012.
  4. "1971 Pro Bowl game book" (PDF). NFL Game Statistics & Information. National Football League. Archived from the original on January 30, 2012. Retrieved January 30, 2012.

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