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Football, used in Super Bowl XIV

Catalog Data:

User:
Pittsburgh Steelers
Maker:
Wilson Sporting Goods Company
Physical Description:
leather (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in x 10 in; 30.48 cm x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
football
ball
ball, football
Object Type:
football
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
Date made:
1979
Subject:
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
Football
Professional
Family & Social Life
Popular Entertainment
Sports & Leisure
Artifact Walls exhibit
Sports & Leisure
Credit Line:
From the Pittsburgh Steelers Football Team through Daniel M. Rooney, President
ID Number:
1980.0131.05
Accession number:
1980.0131
Catalog number:
1980.0131.05
Description (Brief):
This ball was used in Super Bowl XIV, held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, on January 20, 1980. In the game, the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Los Angeles Rams 31-19. It was the Steelers' fourth Super Bowl win and the second straight year that Terry Bradshaw took home the Most Valuable Player trophy.
The Wilson Sporting Goods Company introduced the Wilson Duke football during the early 1940s. Wilson has provided the official ball for the National Football League's Super Bowl since Super Bowl II in 1968.
Location:
Currently not on view
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Artifact Walls exhibit
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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