1979 Pro Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
AFC 0 7 0 0


NFC 0 6 7 0


Date January 29, 1979
Stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
MVP Ahmad Rashad (Minnesota Vikings)
National anthem
Coin toss
Referee Jerry Markbreit
Attendance 38,333
Network ABC
Announcers Frank Gifford, Howard Cosell and Don Meredith
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The 1979 Pro Bowl was the NFL's 29th annual all-star game which featured the outstanding performers from the 1978 season. The game was played on Monday, January 29, 1979, at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California before a crowd of 38,333.[1] The final score was NFC 13, AFC 7.[2]

Bum Phillips of the Houston Oilers lead the AFC team against an NFC team coached by Los Angeles Rams head coach Ray Malavasi.[2] The referee was Jerry Markbreit.[2]

Ahmad Rashad of the Minnesota Vikings was named the game's Most Valuable Player.[1] Players on the winning NFC team received $5,000 apiece while the AFC participants each took home $2,500.[3]

As of 2012, this was the last Pro Bowl to be played on a Monday, and the last one to be played in Los Angeles. It was the last one to be played outside of Hawaii until the 2010 Pro Bowl which was in Miami, Florida.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Staubach rallies NFC in Pro Bowl". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. AP. January 30, 1979. Retrieved January 17, 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "1979 Pro Bowl game book" (PDF). NFL Game Statistics & Information. National Football League. Archived from the original on January 30, 2012. Retrieved January 30, 2012.
  3. "NFL Pro Bowl history". Archived from the original on January 16, 2012. Retrieved January 30, 2012.

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