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1969 Pro Bowl

Updated: 2017-06-15T11:18Z
1969 East–West Pro Bowl
Eastern Conference00707
Western Conference030710
DateJanuary 19, 1969
StadiumMemorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Co-MVPsRoman Gabriel (Los Angeles Rams), Merlin Olsen (Los Angeles Rams)
TV in the United States
AnnouncersJack Whitaker, Pat Summerall

The 1969 Pro Bowl was the NFL's nineteenth annual all-star game which featured the outstanding performers from the 1968 season. The game was played on Sunday, January 19, 1969, at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. The final score was West 10, East 7. Merlin Olsen of the Los Angeles Rams was selected as lineman for the game. Roman Gabriel of the Rams received the back of the game award.[1]

Attendance at the game was 32,050. The game was noteworthy because of the contributions of Los Angeles Rams players and their coach. George Allen, the coach of the Rams, had been fired after the season. But, after a great outcry from the fans, he was rehired by Rams management after the Pro Bowl. The coach of the East was Tom Landry of the Dallas Cowboys. The game ball was presented to Allen due to his trials in the previous weeks.[2]


  1. ^ "Gabriel passes West stars to 10–7 Pro Bowl victory". Lodi News-Sentinel. UPI. January 20, 1969. p. 10. Retrieved January 19, 2012. 
  2. ^ "The 1969 Pro Bowl". Bolding Sports Research. Archived from the original on January 19, 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2012. 

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