1982 NFL Pro Bowl
1234 Total
NFC 0607 13
AFC 00133 16
DateJanuary 31, 1982
StadiumAloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii
Co-MVPsKellen Winslow (San Diego Chargers), Lee Roy Selmon (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
RefereeRed Cashion
TV in the United States
AnnouncersAl Michaels, Fran Tarkenton, Lynn Swann & Russ Francis

The 1982 Pro Bowl was the NFL's 32nd annual all-star game which featured the outstanding performers from the 1981 season. The game was played on Sunday, January 31, 1982, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii, in front of a crowd of 49,521.[1] The final score was AFC 16, NFC 13.[1]

Don Shula of the Miami Dolphins led the AFC team against an NFC team coached by Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach John McKay.[1] The referee was Red Cashion.[1]

The NFC gained a 13–13 tie with 2:43 to go when Tony Dorsett ran four yards for a touchdown. In the drive to the game-winning field goal, Dan Fouts completed 3 passes, including a 23-yarder to Kellen Winslow that put the ball on the NFC's 5-yard line to set up a 23-yard game winning field goal by Nick Lowery to earn AFC a victory.

Kellen Winslow of the San Diego Chargers and Lee Roy Selmon of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were named the game's Most Valuable Players.[2] The referee was Red Cashion.[1]

Players on the winning AFC team received $5,000 apiece while the NFC participants each took home $2,500.[3] The total number of tickets sold for the game was 50,402 which set a new ticket sales record for Aloha Stadium.

During the game, Russ Francis interviewed 49ers head coach Bill Walsh during the interview, Walsh convinced Francis to come out of retirement and continue to play football. Francis agreed and Walsh traded for him from the New England Patriots (who still held his rights) in exchange for the Patriots receiving the 49ers first round pick, two second round picks, and a fourth round pick in the 1982 draft.

AFC roster


Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Quarterback 14 Ken Anderson, Cincinnati 14 Dan Fouts, San Diego
Running back 37 Joe Delaney, Kansas City 34 Earl Campbell, Houston
20 Joe Cribbs, Buffalo
46 Chuck Muncie, San Diego
Fullback 46 Pete Johnson, Cincinnati
Wide receiver 80 Cris Collinsworth, Cincinnati
82 Frank Lewis, Buffalo
80 Steve Largent, Seattle
81 Steve Watson, Denver
Tight end 89 Kellen Winslow, San Diego 82 Ozzie Newsome, Cleveland
Offensive tackle 78 Anthony Muñoz, Cincinnati
79 Marvin Powell, New York Jets
74 Leon Gray, Houston
Offensive guard 73 John Hannah, New England
63 Doug Wilkerson, San Diego
64 Ed Newman, Miami
Center 52 Mike Webster, Pittsburgh 65 Joe Fields, N.Y. Jets


Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Defensive end 99 Mark Gastineau, N.Y. Jets
73 Joe Klecko, N.Y. Jets
67 Art Still, Kansas City
Defensive tackle 79 Gary Johnson, San Diego
73 Bob Baumhower, Miami
76 Fred Smerlas, Buffalo
Outside linebacker 52 Robert Brazile, Houston
83 Ted Hendricks, Oakland
51 Bob Swenson, Denver Broncos
Inside linebacker 58 Jack Lambert, Pittsburgh 53 Randy Gradishar, Denver
Cornerback 47 Mel Blount, Pittsburgh
37 Lester Hayes, Oakland
24 Gary Green, Kansas City
Free safety 26 Gary Barbaro, Kansas City
Strong safety 31 Donnie Shell, Pittsburgh 36 Bill Thompson, Denver

Special teams

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Punter   87 Pat McInally, Cincinnati
Placekicker   8 Nick Lowery, Kansas City
Kick returner 85 Carl Roaches, Houston

NFC roster


Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Quarterback 16 Joe Montana, San Francisco 10 Steve Bartkowski, Atlanta
Running back 33 Tony Dorsett, Dallas
38 George Rogers, New Orleans
20 Billy Sims, Detroit
Fullback 31 William Andrews, Atlanta
Wide receiver 84 Alfred Jenkins, Atlanta
80 James Lofton, Green Bay
87 Dwight Clark, San Francisco
28 Ahmad Rashad, Minnesota
Tight end 88 Jimmie Giles, Tampa Bay 80 Junior Miller, Atlanta
Offensive tackle 67 Pat Donovan, Dallas
78 Mike Kenn, Atlanta
76 Jerry Sisemore, Philadelphia
Offensive guard 51 Randy Cross, San Francisco
68 Herbert Scott, Dallas
68 R. C. Thielemann, Atlanta
Center 61 Rich Saul, Los Angeles 57 Jeff Van Note, Atlanta


Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Defensive end 72 Ed Jones, Dallas
63 Lee Roy Selmon, Tampa Bay
74 Fred Dean, San Francisco
Defensive tackle 65 Charlie Johnson, Philadelphia
54 Randy White, Dallas
78 Doug English, Detroit
Outside linebacker 56 Lawrence Taylor, N.Y. Giants
59 Matt Blair, Minnesota
56 Jerry Robinson, Philadelphia
Inside linebacker 53 Harry Carson, N.Y. Giants 55 Frank LeMaster, Philadelphia
Cornerback 24 Everson Walls, Dallas
42 Ronnie Lott, San Francisco
43 Roynell Young, Philadelphia
Free safety 21 Nolan Cromwell, Los Angeles 22 Dwight Hicks, San Francisco
Strong safety 45 Gary Fencik, Chicago

Special teams

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Punter 1 Tom Skladany, Detroit
Placekicker   1 Rafael Septién, Dallas
Kick returner 21 Mike Nelms, Washington


  1. ^ a b c d e "1982 Pro Bowl game book" (PDF). NFL Game Statistics & Information. National Football League. Archived (PDF) from the original on July 14, 2015. Retrieved January 30, 2012.
  2. ^ "No 'O' in Pro Bowl". Spokane Chronicle. AP. February 1, 1982. p. 18. Retrieved January 16, 2012.
  3. ^ "NFL Pro Bowl history". CBSSports.com. Archived from the original on August 10, 2011. Retrieved January 16, 2012.