1956 Pro Bowl
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1956 Pro Bowl
1956 East-West Pro Bowl
1234 Total
Eastern Conference 701410 31
Western Conference 7797 30
DateJanuary 15, 1956
StadiumMemorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
MVPOllie Matson (Baltimore Colts)
TV in the United States
Networknot televised

The 1956 Pro Bowl was the National Football League's sixth annual all-star game which featured top performers from the 1955 season. The game was played on January 15, 1956, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California in front of 37,867 fans. The East squad defeated the West by a score of 31-30.[1][2]

The West team was led by the Los Angeles Rams Sid Gillman while Joe Kuharich of the Washington Redskins' coached the East squad.[3]Chicago Cardinals back Ollie Matson was selected as the game's outstanding player.[4]


  1. ^ "Matson propels East's 31-30 win, squabble follows". Milwaukee Sentinel. AP. January 16, 1956. pp. 3-4 (Part 2). Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ "East pros squeeze past West, 31-30". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. AP. January 16, 1956. pp. 16, 18. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ "Expect 40,000 at pro game". The Gettysburg Times. AP. January 14, 1956. p. 5. Retrieved 2012.
  4. ^ "The 1956 Pro Bowl". Bolding Sports Research. Archived from the original on January 24, 2012. Retrieved 2012.

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