1969 East–West Pro Bowl
The front of the L.A. Memorial Coliseum
1234 Total
Eastern Conference 0070 7
Western Conference 0307 10
DateJanuary 19, 1969
StadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Co-MVPsRoman Gabriel (Los Angeles Rams, QB), Merlin Olsen (Los Angeles Rams, DT)
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.[1] The final score was West 10, East 7.[2] Defensive tackle Merlin Olsen of the Los Angeles Rams was selected as lineman of the game, and quarterback Roman Gabriel of the Rams received the back of the game award.[3]

Attendance at the game was 32,050 on a cool, rainy afternoon.[4] The game was noteworthy because of the contributions of 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.[5]

Both teams had 35 players; the winners earned $1,500 each and losers received $1,000.[1] The game was played a week after the historic Super Bowl III, held in Miami.


  1. ^ a b "Pro leagues set all-star tilts today". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. January 19, 1969. p. 3B.
  2. ^ "Former second-stringers give West 10-7 victory". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. January 20, 1969. p. 3B.
  3. ^ "Gabriel passes West stars to 10–7 Pro Bowl victory". Lodi News-Sentinel. UPI. January 20, 1969. p. 10. Retrieved January 19, 2012.
  4. ^ "Both Western clubs rally to win All-Star games". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. January 20, 1969. p. 10.<
  5. ^ "The 1969 Pro Bowl". Bolding Sports Research. Archived from the original on May 1, 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2012.