How much do you know about the NFL Pro Bowl? Probably that it's been played in Hawaii, that they've had some cool jerseys, but that's probably about it. The NFL isn't too happy about that.
In an effort to generate a little more interest in the most over looked of all the All Star Games, the NFL is switching things up a little. This year they're holding the game in Miami and playing it before the Super Bowl instead of the week after. So, to support that effort, we'll spend some time over the next few days giving you a little Pro Bowl history.
The first ever AFC - NFC Pro Bowl game was played on January 24, 1971 at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles. Dick Nolan of the 49ers coached the NFC while John Madden was on the sidelines for the AFC. The NFC won the inaugural game by a score of 27 - 6. The game's hero was Dallas Cowboy Mel Renfro who returned two fourth quarter punts for touchdowns. The only points that the AFC could put on the board came from two Jan Stenerud field goals of 37 and 16 yards.
Check out the complete rosters of the first ever Pro Bowl teams below.