The 1971 Pro Bowl was the NFL's 21st annual all-star game which featured the outstanding performers from the 1970 season. The game was played on January 24, 1971, at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. The final score was NFC 27, AFC 6. Mel Renfro of the Dallas Cowboys was named the game's offensive Most Valuable Player (MVP) and Fred Carr of the Green Bay Packers was selected as the defensive MVP.
Attendance at the game was 48,222. John Madden of the Oakland Raiders, coached the AFC while the NFC was led by the San Francisco 49ers' Dick Nolan. The referee for the contest was Fred Silva. This was the first Pro Bowl to feature the AFC vs. the NFC format, which was used until 2014, then resumed in 2017.