1974 Pro Bowl

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1974 NFL Pro Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
NFC 0 10 0 3 13
AFC 3 3 3 6 15
Date January 20, 1974
Stadium Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
MVP Garo Yepremian (Miami Dolphins)
Referee Jack Reader
Attendance 51,484
Broadcast (US)
Network NBC
Announcers Curt Gowdy, Al DeRogatis

The 1974 Pro Bowl was the NFL's 24th annual all-star game which featured the outstanding performers from the 1973 season. The game was played on Sunday, January 20, 1974, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The final score was AFC 15, NFC 13. The attendance for the game was 51,484 though nearly 70,000 tickets were sold.[1]

John Madden of the Oakland Raiders coached the AFC while the NFC was led by the Dallas Cowboys' Tom Landry.[2]

Kicker Garo Yepremian of the Miami Dolphins was the game's MVP. Yepremian set a Pro Bowl record which still stands as of 2015 in kicking five field goals in the game. Ironically, this was the last American football game to have the goal posts on the goal line, before being moved back to the endline the next year to make field goals harder for teams to make. The referee for the game was Jack Reader, who retired from on-field work after the Pro Bowl to accept a position as the NFL's Assistant Supervisor of Officials.[3]

Players on the winning AFC team each received $2,000 while the NFC participants took home $1,500.[4]


  1. ^ "Football exits with a dud". The Beaver County Times. UPI. January 21, 1974. p. B-1. Retrieved January 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ "The 1974 Pro Bowl". Bolding Sports Research. Archived from the original on January 30, 2012. Retrieved January 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ "1974 Pro Bowl game book" (PDF). NFL Game Statistics & Information. National Football League. Archived from the original on January 30, 2012. Retrieved January 30, 2012. 
  4. ^ "NFL Pro Bowl history". CBSSports.com. Archived from the original on January 16, 2012. Retrieved January 30, 2012. 

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