1987 NFL Pro Bowl
1234 Total
AFC 7300 10
NFC 0033 6
DateFebruary 1, 1987
StadiumAloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii
MVPReggie White (Philadelphia Eagles)
RefereeDick Jorgensen
TV in the United States
AnnouncersAl Michaels, Frank Gifford & Lynn Swann

The 1987 Pro Bowl was the NFL's 37th annual all-star game which featured the outstanding performers from the 1986 season. The game was played on Sunday, February 1, 1987, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii before a crowd of 50,101.[1] The final score was AFC 10, NFC 6.[2]

Marty Schottenheimer of the Cleveland Browns led the AFC team against an NFC team coached by Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs.[2] The referee was Dick Jorgensen.[1]

Reggie White of the Philadelphia Eagles was named the game's MVP.[2] Players on the winning AFC team received $10,000 apiece while the NFC participants each took home $5,000.[3]

AFC roster

The players representing the AFC were:


Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Quarterback 13 Dan Marino, Miami 7 John Elway, Denver
7 Boomer Esiason, Cincinnati
Running back 21 James Brooks, Cincinnati 23 Sammy Winder, Denver
28 Curt Warner, Seattle
Fullback 43 Earnest Jackson, Pittsburgh
30 Mosi Tatupu, New England
Wide receiver 88 Al Toon, N.Y. Jets
80 Steve Largent, Seattle
83 Mark Clayton, Miami
86 Stanley Morgan, New England
Tight end 46 Todd Christensen, L.A. Raiders 82 Mickey Shuler, N.Y. Jets
Offensive tackle 78 Anthony Muñoz, Cincinnati
63 Cody Risien, Cleveland
75 Chris Hinton, Indianapolis
Offensive guard 54 Keith Bishop, Denver
65 Max Montoya, Cincinnati
61 Roy Foster, Miami
Center 53 Ray Donaldson, Indianapolis 72 Don Mosebar, L.A. Raiders


Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Defensive end 74 Howie Long, L. A. Raiders
75 Rulon Jones, Denver
79 Jacob Green, Seattle
Defensive tackle 63 Bill Maas, Kansas City 79 Bob Golic, Cleveland
Outside linebacker 56 Andre Tippett, New England
56 Chip Banks, Cleveland
59 Mike Merriweather, Pittsburgh
Inside linebacker 77 Karl Mecklenburg, Denver
56 John Offerdahl, Miami
50 Fredd Young, Seattle Seahawks
Cornerback 22 Mike Haynes, L. A. Raiders
29 Hanford Dixon, Cleveland
26 Raymond Clayborn, New England
31 Frank Minnifield, Cleveland
Free safety 20 Deron Cherry, Kansas City
Strong safety 49 Dennis Smith, Denver 34 Lloyd Burress, Kansas City

Special teams

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Punter   3 Rohn Stark, Indianapolis
Placekicker   1 Tony Franklin, New England
Kick returner 80 Bobby Joe Edmonds, Seattle
40 Gary Anderson, San Diego

NFC roster

The players representing the NFC were:


Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Quarterback 9 Tommy Kramer, Minnesota 10 Jay Schroeder, Washington
Running back 29 Eric Dickerson, Los Angeles Rams 20 Joe Morris, N. Y. Giants
36 Reuben Mayes, New Orleans
42 Gerald Riggs, Atlanta
34 Walter Payton, Chicago
Fullback 24 Ron Wolfley, St. Louis
Wide receiver 80 Jerry Rice, San Francisco
84 Gary Clark, Washington
81 Art Monk, Washington
82 Mike Quick, Philadelphia
Tight end 89 Mark Bavaro, N.Y. Giants 83 Steve Jordan, Minnesota
Offensive tackle 74 Jim Covert, Chicago
78 Jackie Slater, Los Angeles Rams
60 Brad Benson, N. Y. Giants
66 Joe Jacoby, Washington
Offensive guard 79 Bill Fralic, Atlanta
60 Dennis Harrah, Los Angeles Rams
68 Russ Grimm, Washington
Center 63 Jay Hilgenberg, Chicago 56 Doug Smith, Los Angeles Rams


Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Defensive end 92 Reggie White, Philadelphia
72 Dexter Manley, Washington
70 Leonard Marshall, N. Y. Giants
Defensive tackle 76 Steve McMichael, Chicago 64 Jim Burt, N. Y. Giants
Outside linebacker 56 Lawrence Taylor, N. Y. Giants
58 Wilber Marshall, Chicago
57 Rickey Jackson, New Orleans
Inside linebacker 50 Mike Singletary, Chicago
53 Harry Carson, N. Y. Giants
55 Carl Ekern, L. A. Rams
51 Sam Mills, New Orleans
Cornerback 28 Darrell Green, Washington
47 LeRoy Irvin, L. A. Rams
25 Jerry Gray, L. A. Rams
Free safety 42 Ronnie Lott, San Francisco
Strong safety 22 Dave Duerson, Chicago 47 Joey Browner, Minnesota

Special teams

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Punter   5 Sean Landeta, N. Y. Giants
Placekicker   7 Morten Andersen, New Orleans Saints
Kick returner 36 Vai Sikahema, St. Louis


  1. ^ a b "1987 Pro Bowl game book" (PDF). NFL Game Statistics & Information. National Football League. Archived (PDF) from the original on January 2, 2014. Retrieved January 31, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Broncos duo helps AFC to 10–6 Pro Bowl victory". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. AP. February 2, 1987. p. 15. Retrieved January 11, 2012.
  3. ^ "NFL Pro Bowl history". CBSSports.com. Archived from the original on August 10, 2011. Retrieved January 31, 2012.