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.

Description (Brief)

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.

Date Made: 1979

User: Pittsburgh SteelersMaker: Wilson Sporting Goods Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, PittsburghUsed: United States: California, Pasadena

Name Of Sport Or Game: FootballLevel Of Sport: Professional

Subject:

See more items in: Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure, Popular Entertainment, Family & Social Life, Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection, Sports & Leisure, Artifact Walls exhibit

Exhibition:

Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Pittsburgh Steelers Football Team (through Daniel M. Rooney)

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1980.0131.05Accession Number: 1980.0131Catalog Number: 1980.0131.05

Object Name: footballballball, footballObject Type: football

Physical Description: leather (overall material)Measurements: overall: 12 in x 10 in; 30.48 cm x 25.4 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-dcd9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_665404

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.