Football, used in Super Bowl XIV

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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
ball, football
Object Type
date made
Pittsburgh Steelers
Wilson Sporting Goods Company
Physical Description
leather (overall material)
overall: 12 in x 10 in; 30.48 cm x 25.4 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
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Sports & Leisure
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
From the Pittsburgh Steelers Football Team through Daniel M. Rooney, President

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