1959 Pro Bowl

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1959 East–West Pro Bowl
1234 Total
Eastern Conference 97012 28
Western Conference 7770 21
DateJanuary 11, 1959
StadiumMemorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Co-MVPsFrank Gifford (New York Giants), Doug Atkins (Chicago Bears)
TV in the United States
AnnouncersJim Gibbons, Van Patrick

The 1959 Pro Bowl was the NFL's ninth annual all-star game which featured the outstanding performers from the 1958 season. The game was played on January 11, 1959, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California in front of 72,250 fans. The final score was East 28, West 21.[1]

The West team was led by the Baltimore Colts' Weeb Ewbank while Jim Lee Howell of the New York Giants coached the East squad.[2] New York Giants quarterback Frank Gifford was selected as the outstanding back of the game and defensive lineman Doug Atkins of the Chicago Bears was named the outstanding lineman.[3]


  1. ^ "Van Brocklin sparks East to 28–21 win". Milwaukee Sentinel. UPI. January 12, 1959. pp. 3, 5 (Part 2). Retrieved January 24, 2012.
  2. ^ "Two backfields feature West All-Pro entry". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. AP. January 10, 1959. p. 9. Retrieved January 24, 2012.
  3. ^ "The 1959 Pro Bowl". Bolding Sports Research. Archived from the original on May 1, 2012. Retrieved January 24, 2012.

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