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Encyclopedia > Super Bowl X
Super Bowl X
Image:SuperBowlX.png
Quarter 1 2 3 4 Tot
Cowboys 7 3 0 7 17
Steelers 7 0 0 14 21
Date January 18, 1976
Stadium Miami Orange Bowl
City Miami, Florida
MVP Lynn Swann, Wide Receiver
Favorite Steelers by 6
National anthem Tom Sullivan
Coin toss Norm Schachter
Referee Norm Schachter
Halftime show Up with People presents "200 Years and Just a Baby: Tribute to America's Bicentennial"
Attendance 80,187
TV in the United States
Network CBS
Announcers Pat Summerall and Tom Brookshier
Nielsen Ratings 42.3
Market share 78
Cost of 30-second commercial US$110,000

Super Bowl X was the tenth Super Bowl, the championship game of the National Football League (NFL). The game was played on January 18, 1976 at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida, following the 1975 regular season. Image File history File links SuperBowlX.png Super Bowl X logo, claiming fair use File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Royal, Navy, Silver-Green, Silver, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones Mascot Rowdy [1] League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933-present) Eastern Division (1933-1943; 1945-1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Century Division (1967-1969) American Football... January 18 is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Telstra Stadium in Sydney, Australia is capable of being converted from a rectangular rugby football field to an oval for cricket and Australian rules football games A modern stadium (plural stadiums or stadia in English) is a place, or venue, for (mostly) outdoor sports, concerts or other events, consisting of... The Miami Orange Bowl is a stadium in the City of Miami, Florida, near downtown. ... Nickname: The Magic City, Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida. ... The Super Bowl MVP, or Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, is an award given at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the National Football Leagues championship game, to the player deemed to have made the most significant positive impact on the outcome of the game. ... Lynn Curtis Swann (born March 7, 1952, in Alcoa, Tennessee) is a former professional football player, sports broadcaster and the Republican nominee for Governor of Pennsylvania in the 2006 election. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... Spread betting is a form of gambling on the outcome of any event where the more accurate the gamble, the more is won and conversely the less accurate the more is lost. ... 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It has been suggested that CBS evening news anchors be merged into this article or section. ... A sportscaster is an announcer on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ... George Allen Pat Summerall (born May 10, 1930 in Lake City, Florida) is a former American football player and television sportscaster. ... Tom Brookshier (born December 16, 1931) is an American football player, coach and sportscaster. ... When TV viewers or entertainment professionals in the United States mention ratings they are generally referring to Nielsen Ratings, a system developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the audience size and composition of television programming. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 3. ... 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The American Football Conference (AFC) champion Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Dallas Cowboys, 21–17. This game featured a contrast of styles between the Steelers and the Cowboys, which were, at the time, the two most popular teams in the league. The American Football Conference (AFC) is one of the two conferences of the National Football League (NFL). ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933-present) Eastern Division (1933-1943; 1945-1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Century Division (1967-1969) American Football... The National Football Conference is one of the two conferences of the National Football League. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Royal, Navy, Silver-Green, Silver, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones Mascot Rowdy [1] League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division...


Pittsburgh safety Glen Edwards halted a late Dallas rally with an end zone interception as time expired. Steelers receiver Lynn Swann, who caught 4 passes for a Super Bowl record 161 yards, including a 64-yard go-ahead touchdown reception in the fourth quarter, was named the Super Bowl's Most Valuable Player. Swann was the first wide receiver ever to win the Super Bowl MVP award. Lynn Curtis Swann (born March 7, 1952, in Alcoa, Tennessee) is a former professional football player, sports broadcaster and the Republican nominee for Governor of Pennsylvania in the 2006 election. ... The Super Bowl MVP, or Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, is an award given at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the National Football Leagues championship game, to the player deemed to have made the most significant positive impact on the outcome of the game. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ...

Contents

Background

Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers finishing the regular season with a league best 12-2 record, dominating opponents with their "Steel Curtain" defense and powerful running game just like they were doing during the previous season. Running back Franco Harris ranked second in the league with 1,246 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns, while also catching 28 passes for 214 yards and another touchdown. Fullback Rocky Bleier also had 528 rushing yards, and fullback John "Frenchy" Fuqua added 285 yards and 18 receptions. Still, the Steelers had a fine passing attack led by quarterback Terry Bradshaw. Bradshaw threw for 2,055 yards, 18 touchdowns, and only 9 interceptions, while also rushing for 210 yards and 3 touchdowns. One reason why Bradshaw's numbers were much improved from the previous season was the emergence of wide receivers Lynn Swann and John Stallworth. Both only saw limited playing time in the previous season, but had become significant contributors. Swann caught a team leading 49 passes for 781 yards and 11 touchdowns. Stallworth only had 20 receptions, but he had an average of 21.2 yards per catch, recording a total of 423 reception yards. Franco Harris (born March 7, 1950) was an American football player. ... Robert Rocky Bleier (born March 5, 1946 in Appleton, Wisconsin, Wisconsin) is a former National Football League fullback who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1968 and from 1971 to 1980. ... Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948) is a former American football quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). ... Lynn Curtis Swann (born March 7, 1952, in Alcoa, Tennessee) is a former professional football player, sports broadcaster and the Republican nominee for Governor of Pennsylvania in the 2006 election. ... John Stallworth (Born July 15, 1952, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama) played for Alabama A&M in college football, becoming the Pittsburgh Steelers fourth round draft pick in 1974. ...


Again the Steelers' "Steel Curtain" defense dominated the league, ranking third in fewest yards allowed (4,019) and sending 8 of their 11 starters to the Pro Bowl: defensive linemen Joe Greene and L.C. Greenwood; future Hall of Fame linebackers Jack Ham and Jack Lambert; Andy Russell, the team's third starting linebacker; future Hall of Fame defensive back Mel Blount; and safeties Glen Edwards and Mike Wagner. Tackle during 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii A top cheerleader from each team takes part in the 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... Charles Edward Greene, known as Mean Joe Greene (born September 24, 1946 in Temple, Texas), was an American football Defensive Tackle in the NFL. Before his NFL career, Greene had an outstanding college football career at North Texas State University(1966-1968), assisting the team to a 23-5-1... L.C. Greenwood L.C. Greenwood was an American football player for the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is technically the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... Jack Raphael Ham, Jr. ... John Harold Jack Lambert (July 8, 1952, Mantua, Ohio, United States) is a former NFL linebacker in American football. ... Andy Russell wore number 34 as an outside linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1963 and from 1966-1976. ... Melvin Carnell Blount (Born April 10, 1948 in Vidalia, Georgia) was a 5-time All Pro-Bowl defensive back with the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Glen Edwards (born July 31, 1947, St. ... Mike Wagner is a former American football player. ...


Greene made the Pro Bowl despite missing 6 games with injuries. Ham and Lambert had the best seasons of their careers, while Blount led the league with 11 interceptions.


Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys advanced to their third Super Bowl in team history with their rather high-tech offense and "flex" defense. Quarterback Roger Staubach had a solid season, passing for 2,666 yards and 17 touchdowns, while also rushing for 310 yards. Wide receiver Drew Pearson led the team with 46 receptions for 822 yards and 8 touchdowns. Wide receiver Golden Richards and tight end Jean Fugett were also reliable targets in the Cowboys' passing game, combining for 59 receptions and 939 receiving yards. 1978: Roger Staubach on SI Roger Staubach (born February 5, 1942) is a businessman and former American professional football player. ... Drew Pearson (born January 12, 1951 in South River, New Jersey) is a sportscaster and former American football player for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. ...


But like the Steelers, Dallas was also a run based team. Fullback Robert Newhouse was their leading rusher with 930 yards, and also caught 34 passes for 274 yards. Running back Doug Dennison contributed 388 yards. But perhaps the most talented player in the backfield was running back Preston Pearson (no relation to recevier Drew Pearson), who signed on the team as a free agent after being cut by the Steelers in the pre-season. Preston rushed for 509 yards, caught 27 passes for 351 yards, and added another 391 yards returning kickoffs. Preston had been especially effective in the playoffs, where he caught 12 passes for 200 yards and 3 touchdowns, and was extremely eager to increase his numbers in the Super Bowl against the team that let him go. Up front, the offensive line was led by All-pro guard Rayfield Wright. Robert Newhouse was a professional American football player for the Dallas Cowboys (1972-1983). ... Preston James Pearson (b. ... In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ... Rayfield Wright (born in August 23, 1945 in Griffin, Georgia) is a former American football player for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. ...


The Cowboys' "Flex" defense was anchored by linemen Harvey Martin and Ed "Too Tall" Jones. Linebacker Lee Roy Jordan led the team with 6 interceptions, while linebacker D.D. Lewis was an effective weapon pass rushing. The starting players in Dallas' defensive secondary, future Hall of Fame cornerback Mel Renfro, cornerback Mark Washington, and safeties Charlie Waters and Pro Bowler Cliff Harris, combined for 12 interceptions. Harvey Martin (born November 16, 1950 in Dallas, Texas) was a defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys from 1973 until 1983. ... Edward Lee Too Tall Jones (born February 23, 1951 in Jackson, Tennessee) was an American football player. ... Lee Roy Jordan (born April 27, 1941 in Excel, Alabama) was an NFL football player who played linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys in the 1960s and 70s. ... DeAndre DeWayne Lewis (born January 8, 1979 in Bremerhaven, Germany) is an American football linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks of the NFL. He attended the University of Texas. ... Melvin Lacy Mel Renfro (born December 30, 1941 in Houston, Texas) is a former American football cornerback and safety who spent his entire career with the Dallas Cowboys. ... Category: ... Cliff Harris was an American Football player. ...


Even though the Cowboys finished in second place in the NFC East with a 10-4 record, they qualified for the playoffs as the NFC's wild-card team (during that time, only one wild card team from each conference entered the playoffs). The NFC East refers to the Eastern Division of the National Football Conference of the National Football League. ... The National Football Conference is one of the two conferences of the National Football League. ... In North American professional sports leagues, the term wild card refers to a team that qualifies for the championship playoffs without winning their specific subdivision (usually called a conference or division) outright. ...


Playoffs

For more details on this topic, see NFL playoffs, 1975-76.

Dallas went on to defeat the Minnesota Vikings, 17-14, with a 50-yard touchdown pass from Staubach to Drew Pearson as time expired in the game in what was called the "Hail Mary pass". They went on to crush the Los Angeles Rams, 37-7, in the NFC Championship Game. As a result, the Cowboys became just the second wild card team to advance to the Super Bowl. The NFL playoffs for the 1975-76 season led up to Super Bowl X. // Divisional playoff round December 27, 1975 AFC: Pittsburgh Steelers 28, Baltimore Colts 10 at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania The Steelers defense forced 4 turnovers and held the Colts to 154 total yards of offense. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970... In American football, a Hail Mary pass is a forward pass made in desperation, with only a very small chance of success. ... The St. ...


Meanwhile, the Steelers only gave up a combined total of 20 points in their playoff victories over the Baltimore Colts, 28-10, and the Oakland Raiders, 16-10. There have been two unrelated American football teams called the Baltimore Colts based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... City Oakland, California Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Art Shell Owner Al Davis General manager Michael Lombardi League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970-present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC West (1970-present) Team history Oakland Raiders (1960...


Super Bowl pregame news and notes

Coming into Super Bowl X, most sports writers and fans expected that Swann would not play. He had suffered a severe concussion in the AFC Championship Game against the Raiders that forced him to spend 2 days in a hospital. If he did play, many assumed he would just be used as a decoy to draw coverage away from the other receivers.


Television and entertainment

Each player wore the Bicentennial Logo on their jerseys
Each player wore the Bicentennial Logo on their jerseys

CBS televised the game in the United States with play-by-play announcer Pat Summerall and color commentator Tom Brookshier. Towards the end of the game, Hank Stram took over for Tom Brookshier, who had left the booth to head down to the locker room area to conduct the postgame interviews with the winning team. Image File history File links Bicentennial Logo. ... Image File history File links Bicentennial Logo. ... It has been suggested that CBS evening news anchors be merged into this article or section. ... Play-by-play, in broadcasting, means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... George Allen Pat Summerall (born May 10, 1930 in Lake City, Florida) is a former American football player and television sportscaster. ... A color (or colour) commentator, sometimes known as a color analyst, is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ... Tom Brookshier (born December 16, 1931) is an American football player, coach and sportscaster. ... Hank Stram being carried off of the field following his victory in Super Bowl IV with the Kansas City Chiefs Hank Stram (January 3, 1923 – July 4, 2005), was a former American Football coach. ...


The overall theme of the Super Bowl entertainment was to celebrate the United States Bicentennial. Each Dallas and Pittsburgh player wore a special patch with the Bicentennial Logo on their jerseys. The United States Bicentennial was celebrated on Sunday, July 4, 1976, the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. ...


The performance event group Up with People performed during both the pregame festivities and the halftime show titled "200 Years and Just a Baby: A Tribute to America's Bicentennial". Up with People dancers portrayed various American historical figures. Up with People was the name of both an organization and a performance event popular in the U.S. beginning in the 1960s and continuing through the 1990s. ...


Singer Tom Sullivan sang the national anthem.


Game summary

The Steelers won their second straight Super Bowl in a row, largely through the plays by Swann and by stopping a late rally by the Cowboys late in the fourth quarter.


On the opening kickoff, rookie linebacker Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson took a handoff from Preston Pearson and returned the ball a Super Bowl record 48 yards to the Steelers 44-yard line. But on the first play of the game, Steelers defensive lineman L.C. Greenwood sacked Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach, forcing him to fumble. Although Dallas recovered the fumble, they eventually were forced to punt. Pittsburgh managed to get one first down an advance to Dallas 40-yard line, but then they too were forced to punt. However, Steelers punter Bobby Walden fumbled the snap. Walden managed to recover his own fumble, but Dallas took over on Steelers 29-yard line. On the very next play, Staubach threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Drew Pearson, taking a 7-0 lead. Thomas Hollywood Henderson (b. ... Preston James Pearson (b. ... L.C. Greenwood L.C. Greenwood was an American football player for the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers. ... 1978: Roger Staubach on SI Roger Staubach (born February 5, 1942) is a businessman and former American professional football player. ... Drew Pearson (born January 12, 1951 in South River, New Jersey) is a sportscaster and former American football player for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. ...


Instead of trying to immediately tie the game on a long passing play, the Steelers ran the ball on the first four plays of their ensuing possession, and then quarterback Terry Bradshaw completed a 32-yard pass to wide receiver Lynn Swann to reach the Cowboys 16-yard line. Two running plays further advanced the ball to the 7-yard line. Then on 3rd down and 1, the Steelers managed to fool the Cowboys. Pittsburgh brought in 2 tight ends, which usually signals a running play. After the snap, tight end Randy Grossman faked a block to the inside as if it was a running play, but then ran a pass route into the endzone, and Bradshaw threw the ball to him for a touchdown, tying the game, 7-7. Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948) is a former American football quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). ... Lynn Curtis Swann (born March 7, 1952, in Alcoa, Tennessee) is a former professional football player, sports broadcaster and the Republican nominee for Governor of Pennsylvania in the 2006 election. ...


Dallas responded on their next drive, advancing the ball 51 yards and scoring on kicker Toni Fritsch's 36-yard field goal to take a 10-7 lead early in the second quarter. The Steelers subsequently advanced to the Cowboys 36-yard line on their next possession, but on fourth down and 2, Bradshaw's pass was broken up by Dallas safety Cliff Harris. Toni Fritsch (born July 10, 1945 in Petronell, died September 13, 2005 in Vienna) was an Austrian football (soccer) player who later started a successful career in American football in the US. Soccer career Toni Fritsch started to play football (soccer) at an early age and joined the Austrian record... Cliff Harris was an American Football player. ...


Later in the period, Dallas drove to the Steelers 20-yard line. But in 3 plays, the Cowboys lost 25 yards. On first down, fullback Robert Newhouse was tackled for a 3-yard loss by linebacker Andy Russell. Then Greenwood sacked Staubach for a 12-yard loss. And on third down, Staubach was sacked again, this time for a 10 yard loss, by defensive tackle Dwight White. The sacks pushed Dallas out of field goal range and they were forced to punt. The Steelers offense got the ball back their own 6-yard line with 3:47 left in the half. On the drive, Bradshaw completed a 53-yard pass to Swann to advance the ball to the Cowboys 37-yard line. But the drive stalled at the 19-yard line, and ended with no points after kicker Roy Gerela missed a 36-yard field goal attempt with 22 seconds remaining in the period. Robert Newhouse was a professional American football player for the Dallas Cowboys (1972-1983). ... Andy Russell wore number 34 as an outside linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1963 and from 1966-1976. ... Dwight White (born July 30, 1949) was a American football player who played defensive end with the Pittsburgh Steelers and was a member of the famed Steel Curtain defense. ... Roy Gerela (born April 2, 1948, Sarrail, Alberta) is a former American football placekicker best known for his years with the Pittsburgh Steelers, with whom he won three Super Bowl rings. ...


Early in the third quarter, Pittsburgh got a great scoring opportunity when defensive back J.T. Thomas intercepted a pass from Staubach and returned it 35 yards to the Cowboys 25-yard line. But once again the Steelers failed to score as the Dallas defense kept Pittsburgh out of the end zone and Gerela missed his second field goal, a 33-yard attempt. After the miss, Harris mockingly patted Gerela on his helmet and thanked him for "helping Dallas out", but was immediately shoved to the ground by Steeler linebacker Jack Lambert. Lambert could have been ejected from the game for defending his teammate, but the officials decided to allow him to remain. [1] John Harold Jack Lambert (July 8, 1952, Mantua, Ohio, United States) is a former NFL linebacker in American football. ...


The third quarter was completely scoreless and the Cowboys maintained their 10-7 lead going into the final period. But early in the fourth quarter, Dallas punter Mitch Hoopes was forced to punt from inside his own goal line. As Hoopes stepped up to make the kick, Steelers running back Reggie Harrison broke through the line and blocked the punt. The ball went through the end zone for a safety, cutting the Dallas lead to 10-9. On their ensuing drive, the Steelers reached the Cowboys 20-yard line. Dallas kept them out of the end zone once again, but this time Gerela successfully kicked a 36-yard field goal to give Pittsburgh their first lead of the game, 12-10. Then on the first play of the Cowboys' next drive, Steelers defensive back Mike Wagner intercepted a pass from Staubach and returned it 19 yards to the Dallas 7-yard line. The Cowboys defense halted Pittsburgh's ensuing drive at the 1-yard line, but Gerela kicked an 18-yard field goal to increase the Steelers lead to 15-10. Mike Wagner is a former American football player. ...


The Steelers regained possession of the ball on their own 30-yard line with 4:25 left in the final period, giving them a chance to either increase their lead or run out the clock to win the game. But after 2 plays, the Steelers found themselves facing 3rd down and 6 on their own 36-yard line. Assuming that the Cowboys would be expecting a short pass or a run, Bradshaw decided to try a long pass and told Swann in the huddle to run a deep post pattern. As Bradshaw dropped back to pass, Harris and linebacker D.D. Lewis both blitzed in an attempt to sack him. But Bradshaw managed to dodge Lewis and throw the ball just before being tackled by Harris. Swann then caught the ball at the 5-yard line and ran into the end zone for a 64-yard touchdown completion. Bradshaw never did see Swann's catch or the touchdown since Harris' hit knocked him out of the game with a head injury. It was only after he was assisted to the locker room that he was told what happened. DeAndre DeWayne Lewis (born January 8, 1979 in Bremerhaven, Germany) is an American football linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks of the NFL. He attended the University of Texas. ... In American football, a blitz is a defensive maneuver in which one or more linebackers or defensive backs, who normally remain behind the line of scrimmage during a play, are instead sent across the line to the opponents side in order to try to tackle the quarterback. ...


After play resumed, Gerela missed the extra point attempt, but the Steelers now had a 21-10 lead with 3:02 left in the game, and the Cowboys needed 2 touchdowns to come back.


Staubach then led his team 80 yards in 5 plays on the ensuing drive, scoring on a 34-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Percy Howard and cutting their deficit to 21-17. After recovering Dallas' onside kick attempt, the Steelers then tried to run out the clock on the next drive with four straight running plays, but the Cowboys defense stopped them on fourth down at their 39-yard line, giving Dallas one more chance to win. Percy Lenard Howard (born January 21, 1952 in Savannah, Georgia) was a reciever for the Dallas Cowboys in 1975. ...


With 1:22 left in the game, Staubach started out the drive with an 11-yard scramble to midfield, and then followed it up with a 12-yard completion to Preston Pearson at the Steelers 38-yard line. On the next play, Staubach fumbled the snap but managed to recover the ball and throw it out of bounds. On second down, he threw a pass intended for Howard in the end zone, but it was broken up Lambert. Then on third down, Staubach once again tried to complete a pass to Howard in the end zone, but the ball was tipped by Wagner into the arms of safety Glen Edwards for an interception as time expired, sealing Pittsburgh's victory. Glen Edwards (March 5, 1918–June 5, 1948) was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada where he lived until 1931, when his parents moved the family to Lincoln, California. ...


Bradshaw finished the game with 9 out of 19 pass completions for 209 yards and 2 touchdowns, with no interceptions. He also added another 16 yards rushing the ball. Staubach had 15 out of 24 completions for 204 passing yards and 2 touchdowns, with 3 interceptions. He also rushed for 22 yards on 5 carries, but was sacked 7 times. Steelers running back Franco Harris was the leading rusher of the game with 82 rushing yards, and also caught a pass for 26 yards. Newhouse was the Cowboys top rusher with 56 yards, and caught 2 passes for 12 yards. Greenwood recorded a Super Bowl record 3 sacks. Franco Harris (born March 7, 1950) was an American football player. ...


Scoring summary

  • DAL- D. Pearson 29 pass from Staubach (Fritsch kick)
  • PIT- Grossman 7 pass from Bradshaw (Gerela kick)
  • DAL- FG Fritsch 36
  • PIT- Safety, Harrison blocked punt through end zone
  • PIT- FG Gerela 36
  • PIT- FG Gerela 18
  • PIT- Swann 64 pass from Bradshaw (kick failed)
  • DAL- P. Howard 34 pass from Staubach

Toni Fritsch (born July 10, 1945 in Petronell, died September 13, 2005 in Vienna) was an Austrian football (soccer) player who later started a successful career in American football in the US. Soccer career Toni Fritsch started to play football (soccer) at an early age and joined the Austrian record...

Starting lineups

Dallas Position Pittsburgh
OFFENSE
Drew Pearson WR John Stallworth
Ralph Neely LT Gordon Gravelle
Burton Lawless LG Jim Clack
John Fitzgerald C Ray Mansfield
Blaine Nye RG Gerry Mullins
Rayfield Wright RT Jon Kolb
Jean Fugett TE Larry Brown
Golden Richards WR Lynn Swann
Roger Staubach QB Terry Bradshaw
Preston Pearson RB Rocky Bleier
Robert Newhouse FB Franco Harris
DEFENSE
Too Tall Jones LE L. C. Greenwood
Larry Cole LDT Joe Greene
Jethro Pugh RDT Ernie Holmes
Harvey Martin RE Dwight White
Dave Edwards LOLB Jack Ham
Lee Roy Jordan MLB Jack Lambert
D. D. Lewis ROLB Andy Russell
Mel Renfro LCB Mel Blount
Mark Washington RCB J. T. Thomas
Charlie Waters SS Mike Wagner
Cliff Harris FS Glen Edwards

Drew Pearson (13 December 1897 - 1969), born in Evanson, Illinois was an American journalist. ... John Stallworth (Born July 15, 1952, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama) played for Alabama A&M in college football, becoming the Pittsburgh Steelers fourth round draft pick in 1974. ... Ralph Neely (born September 12, 1943 in Little Rock, Arkansas) is a former American Football offensive tackle who played thirteen seasons and 172 games for the Dallas Cowboys from 1965 to 1977. ... Gordon Gravelle is a former tackle in the National Football League. ... Jim Clack (1948-2006) was a guard in the National Football League. ... John Fitzgerald (born February 10, 1984) is an Irish football player who currently plays for Bury F.C. on loan from Blackburn Rovers F.C.. Also, John Fitzgerald, Australian Tennis Player and doubles partner of John Alexander. ... Gerry Mullins (1949-) is a retired American football player, who started at the offensive guard position for the Pittsburgh Steelers for his entire career (1971-1979). ... Rayfield Wright (born in August 23, 1945 in Griffin, Georgia) is a former American football player for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. ... Jon Kolb is a former offensive lineman with the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he played for 13 seasons. ... Lynn Curtis Swann (born March 7, 1952, in Alcoa, Tennessee) is a former professional football player, sports broadcaster and the Republican nominee for Governor of Pennsylvania in the 2006 election. ... 1978: Roger Staubach on SI Roger Staubach (born February 5, 1942) is a businessman and former American professional football player. ... Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948) is a former American football quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). ... Preston James Pearson (b. ... Robert Rocky Bleier (born March 5, 1946 in Appleton, Wisconsin, Wisconsin) is a former National Football League fullback who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1968 and from 1971 to 1980. ... Robert Newhouse was a professional American football player for the Dallas Cowboys (1972-1983). ... Franco Harris (born March 7, 1950) was an American football player. ... Edward Lee Too Tall Jones (born February 23, 1951 in Jackson, Tennessee) was an American football player. ... L.C. Henderson Greenwood (born September 8, 1946 in Canton, Mississippi) is a former american football player for the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers. ... The name Joe Greene may refer to the following people: John James Greene, a Canadian politician. ... Jethro Pugh(Born:July 3, 1944) is a former National Football League defensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys(1965-1978). ... Ernie Holmes was an American Football player who was most famous as a player for the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Harvey Martin (born November 16, 1950 in Dallas, Texas) was a defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys from 1973 until 1983. ... Dwight White (born July 30, 1949) was a American football player who played defensive end with the Pittsburgh Steelers and was a member of the famed Steel Curtain defense. ... Dave Edwards was born 12/14/39 in Columbia, Alabama. ... Jack Raphael Ham, Jr. ... Lee Roy Jordan (born April 27, 1941 in Excel, Alabama) was an NFL football player who played linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys in the 1960s and 70s. ... John Harold Lambert (July 8, 1952, Mantua, Ohio), considered to be one of the greatest NFL linebackers in history, played football with Kent State, winning two-year All-Mid American Conference linebacker honors. ... This article is about former Dallas Cowboys football player D.D. Lewis. ... Melvin Lacy Mel Renfro (born December 30, 1941 in Houston, Texas) is a former American football cornerback and safety who spent his entire career with the Dallas Cowboys. ... Melvin Carnell Blount (Born April 10, 1948 in Vidalia, Georgia) was a 5-time All Pro-Bowl defensive back with the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Category: ... Mike Wagner is a former American football player. ... Cliff Harris was an American Football player. ... Glen Edwards (March 5, 1918–June 5, 1948) was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada where he lived until 1931, when his parents moved the family to Lincoln, California. ...

Trivia

  • Percy Howard's touchdown reception in the fourth quarter was the only catch of his NFL career.
  • The Steelers did not commit a single penalty in the game, while the Cowboys committed only 2 penalties for 20 yards.
  • This was the first Super Bowl since Super Bowl III in which a quarterback threw for more than 200 yards, a feat that both Bradshaw and Staubach surpassed (only Super Bowl's II and I had accomplished that).
  • The only non-quarterback to be dressed for the game but not play, was Dallas Cowboys backup lineman Bruce Walton, the brother of Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton.
  • Scenes for the 1977 suspense film Black Sunday were filmed during the game.
  • This was the last game played on AstroTurf at the Orange Bowl. The artificial surface was installed in 1970, but after this game, the turf was ripped up and grass was replanted for the 1976 season.

Percy Lenard Howard (born January 21, 1952 in Savannah, Georgia) was a reciever for the Dallas Cowboys in 1975. ... Date January 12, 1969 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Joe Namath, Quarterback Favorite Colts by 18 National anthem Anita Bryant Coin toss Game referee Referee Tom Bell Halftime show America Thanks with Florida A&M University Attendance 75,389 TV in the United States Network NBC Announcers... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Royal, Navy, Silver-Green, Silver, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones Mascot Rowdy [1] League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division... The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ... William Theodore Walton III, better known as Bill Walton (born November 5, 1952 in La Mesa, California), is an American former basketball player and current television sportscaster. ... Thriller films are movies that primarily use action and suspense to engage the audience. ... It has been suggested that some sections of this article be split into a new article entitled Black Sunday (Film). ... Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2006-02-04, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... The 1970 NFL season was the 51st regular season of the National Football League, and the first one after the AFL-NFL Merger. ... The 1976 NFL season was the 57th regular season of the National Football League. ...

Officials

  • Referee: Norm Schachter
  • Umpire: Joe Connell
  • Head Linesman: Leo Mills
  • Line Judge: Jack Fette
  • Field Judge: Bill O'Brien
  • Back Judge: Stan Javie

Note: A seven-official system was not used until 1978 In American football, an official is a person who has some responsibility in enforcing the rules and maintaining the order of the game. ... Norm Schachter Dr. Norm Schachter (1914 – October 5, 2004, born in Brooklyn, New York) was an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) for 22 years from 1954 to 1976. ...


Notes

  1. ^ 100 Greatest Super Bowl Moments, espn.com (Last retrieved October 28, 2005)

See also

The 1975 NFL season was the 56th regular season of the National Football League. ... The NFL playoffs for the 1975-76 season led up to Super Bowl X. // Divisional playoff round December 27, 1975 AFC: Pittsburgh Steelers 28, Baltimore Colts 10 at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania The Steelers defense forced 4 turnovers and held the Colts to 154 total yards of offense. ...

References

  • Super Bowl official website
  • 2006 NFL Record and Fact Book. Time Inc. Home Entertainment. ISBN 1-933405-32-5.
  • Total Football II: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League. Harper Collins. ISBN 1-933405-32-5.
  • The Sporting News Complete Super Bowl Book 1995. ISBN 0-89204-523-X.
  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com - Large online database of NFL data and statistics
  • Super Bowl play-by-plays from USA Today (Last accessed September 28, 2005)
  • All-Time Super Bowl Odds from The Sports Network (Last accessed October 16, 2005)
  • Gil Brandt's reflections on the game
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