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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
football
ball
ball, football
Object Type
football
date made
1979
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
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
ID Number
1980.0131.05
accession number
1980.0131
catalog number
1980.0131.05
subject
Football
Professional
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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