The finale took place in 1976 during a downpour at Soldier Field on July 23.  Despite featuring stars such as Chuck Muncie , Mike Pruitt , Lee Roy Selmon , and Jackie Slater , the all-stars were hopelessly outmatched by the Pittsburgh Steelers , winners of Super Bowl X . The star quarterback for the College All-Stars was Steeler draft pick Mike Kruczek , out of Boston College . Late in the third quarter, with the Steelers leading 24–0, high winds prompted all-star coach Ara Parseghian to call time out. Fans began pouring out onto the field and sliding on the turf. With the rain getting harder, the officials ordered both teams to their locker rooms. All attempts to clear the field failed; the fans even tore down the goalposts. However, by this time the rain had become so heavy that the field would have been unplayable even if order had been restored. Finally, at 11:01 pm NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle and the Tribune announced that the game had been called. The news was greeted with jeers, and numerous brawls broke out on the flooded field before order was finally restored. Joe Washington of Oklahoma was selected MVP of this final College All-Star game.