NFL 1971 Pro Bowl

Date: January 24, 1971

Venue: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, California)

Attendance: 48,222

Result: NFC def. AFC, 27-6

MVP: Fred Carr (LB, Green Bay Packers) and Mel Renfro (DB, Dallas Cowboys)

Recap: In the first ever Pro Bowl game, defense was the theme of the game evidenced by a 3-3 score at halftime. However, in the second half the NFC, coached by San Francisco’s Dick Nolan, found their offense and scored 24 points while limiting the John Madden-led AFC to a field goal for a final score of 23-to-7. Green Bay linebacker Fred Carr and Dallas defensive back Mel Renfro was named the most valuable players.


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