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The 26-minute B & W 1962 NFL highlight film and the 30 minute full color 1962 NFL Pro Bowl game film are both now available for the first time ever on DVD, thanks to Rare Sportsfilms, Inc! Both films were produced by Tel Ra and sponsored by Miller Brewing Company in the days before NFL Films was even born!

Narrated by sportscaster Jim Leaming, the 1962 NFL Highlights, titled “NFL Review”, shows the most outstanding plays of each team’s season. Each team is shown in order as listed, with team record and the named players shown in action.

L.A. Rams (1-12-1) Carroll Dale, QB Ron Miller, Dick Bass and Lindon Crow.
Eagles (3-10-1) Timmy Brown, Sonny Jurgensen, Tommy McDonald, John Wittenborn and Pete Retzlaff.
Vikings (2-11-1) Fran Tarkenton, Bob Reed, Tommy Mason, Charley Ferguson and Bill Brown.
St. Louis Cardinals (4-9-1) Sam Etcheverry, Charley Johnson, Sonny Randle, Joe Childress, John David Crow and Bobby Joe Conrad.
49’ers (6-8) Bernie Casey, John Brodie, Billy Kilmer, Clyde Conner, Jimmy Johnson, J.D. Smith and Abe Woodson.
Cowboys (5-8-1) Don Perkins, Amos Marsh, Frank Clarke, Don Meredith, Eddie Le Baron and Lee Folkins.
Baltimore Colts (7-7) Johnny Unitas, Raymond Berry, Jimmy Orr and R.C. Owens.
Redskins (5-7-2) Newly acquired Bobby Mitchell, Norm Snead and Fred Dugan.
Bears (9-5) Rick Casares, Willie Galimore, Joe Marconi, Bo Farrington, Billy Wade, Mike Ditka and Rookie-Of-The-Year Ronnie Bull.
Browns (7-6-1) Jim Ninowski, Rich Kreitling, Jimmy Brown and Frank Ryan.
Lions (11-3) Nick Pietrosante, Milt Plum, Terry Barr, Yale Lary, Gail Cogdill, Tom Watkins, Roger Brown and Earl Morrall.
Steelers (9-5) Bobby Layne, Buddy Dial, John Henry Johnson, and Willie Daniel.
Packers (13-1) Bart Starr, Ron Kramer, Herb Adderly, Paul Hornung, Max McGee, Willie Wood, Tommy Moore, Jerry Kramer and NFL scoring leader Jim Taylor.
Giants (12-2) Y.A. Tittle, Del Shofner, Jim Patton, Dick Lynch, Alex Webster and Frank Gifford.

The 1962 (12th Annual) NFL Pro Bowl Game at the Memorial Coliseum was the best game of the series, certainly to that time, as Johnny Unitas and the West pull out a last-second 31-30 victory over coach Allie Sherman’s East squad. Narrated by Chris Schenkel, the film features several nice closeups of players before the game, including Y.A. Tittle, Tommy McDonald, Jim Brown, Andy Robustelli and Milt Plum of the East and Bart Starr, Lenny Moore, Joe Schmidt, John Unitas and coach Norm Van Brocklin of the West. The game is a back and forth struggle, with outstanding effort from both teams. When Jim Brown breaks loose on a long run late in the game to put the East on top 30-24, he is voted Outstanding Player Of The Game. But as the East is trying to run out the clock, Brown has the ball ripped loose by Bill George of the Bears and the West gets a final chance! With no time outs left, John Unitas leads the West on a frantic drive to the ten yard line, and on the final play, tosses a strike to Jon Arnett of the Rams in the corner of the end zone for the tying TD! Jim Martin kicks the game-clinching PAT, and the West wins a thriller, 31-30!

Here’s a list of more players you’ll see in action, first for the East – Ted Dean, Dick Bielski, Jim Patton, Don Perkins, Maxie Baughan, Del Shofner, Mike McCormack, Bobby Walston, Erich Barnes, Bob Gain, Jerry Norton, Dick James, Sam Huff, Jimmy Hill, Buddy Dial, John Morrow, John Nisby and Alex Webster. For the West – Hugh McElhenny, Jim Phillips, Gino Marchetti, Night Train Lane, Alex Karras, Jim Taylor, Yale Lary, Henry Jordan, Raymond Berry, Jim Gibbons, Bill Forester, Mike Ditka, Nick Pietrosante, Les Richter, Doug Atkins, Jesse Whittenton and Forrest Gregg.

To order your DVD of the 1962 Pro Bowl Game and 1962 NFL Highlights, send $29.95 + $4 S&H
(Illinois residents must add $2.00 state sales tax).

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