1974 NFL Pro Bowl
1234 Total
NFC 01003 13
AFC 3336 15
DateJanuary 20, 1974
StadiumArrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
MVPGaro Yepremian (Miami Dolphins)
RefereeJack Reader
TV in the United States
AnnouncersCurt 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 2018, kicking five field goals in the game. 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]

AFC roster


Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Quarterback 12 Ken Stabler, Oakland 12 Bob Griese, Miami
Running back 32 O. J. Simpson, Buffalo 44 Floyd Little, Denver
22 Mercury Morris, Miami
Fullback 39 Larry Csonka, Miami 32 Franco Harris, Pittsburgh
44 Marv Hubbard, Oakland
Wide receivers 25 Fred Biletnikoff, Oakland
27 Paul Warfield, Miami
83 Jerome Barkum, N.Y. Jets
85 Isaac Curtis, Cincinnati
25 Haven Moses, Denver
25 Ron Shanklin, Pittsburgh
Tight end 88 Riley Odoms, Denver 84 Bob Trumpy, Cincinnati
Offensive tackle 75 Winston Hill, N.Y. Jets
78 Art Shell, Oakland
78 Dave Foley, Buffalo
79 Wayne Moore, Miami
Offensive guard 66 Larry Little, Miami
63 Gene Upshaw, Oakland
66 Bruce Van Dyke, Pittsburgh
Center 62 Jim Langer, Miami 58 Jack Rudnay, Kansas City


Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Defensive end 65 Elvin Bethea, Houston
68 L. C. Greenwood, Pittsburgh
84 Bill Stanfill, Miami
78 Dwight White, Pittsburgh
Defensive tackle 75 Joe Greene, Pittsburgh
70 Paul Smith, Denver
74 Mike Reid, Cincinnati
72 Jerry Sherk, Cleveland
Outside linebacker 34 Andy Russell, Pittsburgh
83 Ted Hendricks, Baltimore
59 Jack Ham, Pittsburgh
41 Phil Villapiano, Oakland
Inside linebacker 63 Willie Lanier, Kansas City 85 Nick Buoniconti, Miami
Cornerback 24 Willie Brown, Oakland
20 Robert James, Buffalo
22 Clarence Scott, Cleveland
Free safety 13 Jake Scott, Miami 31 Jack Tatum, Oakland
Strong safety 40 Dick Anderson, Miami

Special teams

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Punter   8 Ray Guy, Oakland
Placekicker   1 Garo Yepremian, Miami
Kick returner 34 Greg Pruitt, Cleveland

NFC roster


Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Quarterback 21 John Hadl, Los Angeles 5 Roman Gabriel, Philadelphia
Running back 44 Chuck Foreman, Minnesota 35 Calvin Hill, Dallas
30 Lawrence McCutcheon, Los Angeles
Fullback 42 John Brockington, Green Bay 45 Jim Bertelsen, Los Angeles
Wide receivers 29 Harold Jackson, Los Angeles
42 Charley Taylor, Washington
17 Harold Carmichael, Philadelphia
42 John Gilliam, Minnesota
Tight end 86 Charle Young, Philadelphia 82 Ted Kwalick, San Francisco
Offensive tackle 70 Rayfield Wright, Dallas
73 Ron Yary, Minnesota
82 George Kunz, Atlanta
Offensive guard 65 Tom Mack, Los Angeles
76 John Niland, Dallas
68 Gale Gillingham, Green Bay
69 Woody Peoples, San Francisco
Center 75 Forrest Blue, San Francisco 64 Ed Flanagan, Detroit


Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Defensive end 81 Carl Eller, Minnesota
87 Claude Humphrey, Atlanta
85 Jack Youngblood, Los Angeles
71 John Zook, Atlanta
Defensive tackle 74 Merlin Olsen, Los Angeles
88 Alan Page, Minnesota
60 Wally Chambers, Chicago
74 Bob Lilly, Dallas
Outside linebacker 55 Chris Hanburger, Washington
64 Dave Wilcox, San Francisco
58 Isiah Robertson, Los Angeles
Inside linebacker 50 Jeff Siemon, Minnesota 50 Jim Carter, Green Bay
55 Lee Roy Jordan, Dallas
Cornerback 20 Lem Barney, Detroit
20 Mel Renfro, Dallas
48 Ken Ellis, Green Bay
Free safety 22 Paul Krause, Minnesota 28 Bill Bradley, Philadelphia
Strong safety 27 Ken Houston, Washington

Special teams

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Punter   13 Tom Wittum, San Francisco
Placekicker   12 Nick Mike-Mayer, Atlanta
Kick returner 28 Herb Mul-Key, Washington


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