1965 Pro Bowl

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1965 East–West Pro Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Eastern Conference 0 7 0 7 14
Western Conference 3 14 10 7 34
Date January 10, 1965
Stadium Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Co-MVPs Fran Tarkenton (Minnesota Vikings) & Terry Barr (Detroit Lions)
Attendance 60,698
TV in the United States
Network NBC
Announcers Ken Coleman, Gordie Soltau
< 1964 Pro Bowl 1966  >

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. Some thought that Marchetti, who was playing in his tenth Pro Bowl,[1] was trying to teach Ryan a lesson for considering running up the score against the Colts in the championship game. Marchetti denied this, and he and Ryan remained on good terms. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "NFL Western stars roll over East, 34–14". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. AP. January 11, 1965. pp. 26–27. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ "The 1965 Pro Bowl". Bolding Sports Research. Archived from the original on January 20, 2012. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 

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