1963 Pro Bowl

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1963 East–West Pro Bowl
The front of the L.A. Memorial Coliseum
1234 Total
Eastern Conference 130017 30
Western Conference 03170 20
DateJanuary 13, 1963
StadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Co-MVPsJim Brown (Cleveland Browns, FB), Gene Lipscomb (Pittsburgh Steelers, DT)
TV in the United States
AnnouncersChuck Thompson, Ken Coleman

The 1963 Pro Bowl was the National Football League's thirteenth annual all-star game which featured the outstanding performers from the 1962 season. The game was played on January 13, 1963, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California, under sunny skies in front of 61,374 fans.[1][2]

The Eastern Conference was coached by Allie Sherman of the New York Giants and the West by Vince Lombardi of the Green Bay Packers.[3] Both were the coaches in the NFL Championship Game, held two weeks earlier in New York.

Fullback Jim Brown of the Cleveland Browns set a Pro Bowl record, carrying for 141 yards, breaking his own record of 120 set the previous year; he was named the "Back of the Game." "Big Daddy" Gene Lipscomb of the Pittsburgh Steelers was awarded "Lineman of the Game" honors; he had perhaps the finest day of any defender in the history of the Pro Bowl, blocking two field goals and being responsible for hits that led to six West fumbles.[4] It was Lipscomb's final NFL appearance; he died four months later.[5][6]


  1. ^ "East wins Pro Bowl on comedy of errors". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. January 14, 1963. p. 3B.
  2. ^ "Sherman happy as East upsets West in Pro Bowl". Bend Bulletin. (Oregon). UPI. January 14, 1963. p. 2.
  3. ^ "East stars score 30–20 upset in Pro Bowl". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. AP. January 14, 1963. pp. 22–23. Retrieved January 20, 2012.
  4. ^ "The 1963 Pro Bowl". Bolding Sports Research. Archived from the original on February 11, 2012. Retrieved January 20, 2012.
  5. ^ "Steeler star Lipscomb dies, dope hinted". Pittsburgh Press. May 10, 1963. p. 1.
  6. ^ "Lipscomb dies under mysterious circumstances". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. May 10, 1963. p. 2B.

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