1989 NFL Pro Bowl
1989 Pro Bowl logo.gif
1234 Total
AFC 3000 3
NFC 771010 34
DateJanuary 29, 1989
StadiumAloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii
MVPRandall Cunningham (Philadelphia Eagles)
RefereeBen Dreith
TV in the United States
AnnouncersMike Patrick & Joe Theismann

The 1989 Pro Bowl was the NFL's 39th annual all-star game which featured the outstanding performers from the 1988 season. The game was played on Sunday, January 29, 1989, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii before a crowd of 50,113. The final score was NFC 34, AFC 3.[1][2]

Marv Levy of the Buffalo Bills led the AFC team against an NFC team coached by Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka.[3] The referee was Ben Dreith.[2]

Randall Cunningham of the Philadelphia Eagles was named the game's MVP.[3] Players on the winning NFC team received $10,000 apiece while the AFC participants each took home $5,000.[4]

It was the last Pro Bowl game played in January for two decades, until the 2010 Pro Bowl.[citation needed]

AFC roster


Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Quarterback 7 Boomer Esiason, Cincinnati 1 Warren Moon, Houston
7 Jim Kelly, Buffalo
19 Dave Krieg, Seattle
Running back 29 Eric Dickerson, Indianapolis 29 John Stephens, New England
28 James Brooks, Cincinnati
Fullback 30 Mike Rozier, Houston
Wide receiver 88 Al Toon, N.Y. Jets
88 Eddie Brown, Cincinnati
83 Andre Reed, Buffalo
81 Tim Brown, L.A. Raiders
81 Mark Clayton, Miami
Tight end 82 Mickey Shuler, N.Y. Jets 82 Rodney Holman, Cincinnati
Offensive tackle 78 Anthony Muñoz, Cincinnati
75 Chris Hinton, Indianapolis
62 Tunch Ilkin, Pittsburgh
Offensive guard 74 Bruce Matthews, Houston
65 Max Montoya, Cincinnati
65 Mike Munchak, Houston
Center 53 Ray Donaldson, Indianapolis 67 Kent Hull, Buffalo


Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Defensive end 99 Lee Williams, San Diego
78 Bruce Smith, Buffalo
79 Jacob Green, Seattle
Defensive tackle 76 Fred Smerlas, Buffalo 69 Tim Krumrie, Cincinnati
79 Ray Childress, Houston
70 Brian Sochia, Miami
Outside linebacker 56 Andre Tippett, New England
55 Cornelius Bennett, Buffalo
57 Clay Matthews Jr., Cleveland
59 John Grimsley, Houston
Inside linebacker 52 Johnny Rembert, New England
55 Matt Millen, L.A. Raiders
56 Dino Hackett, Kansas City
58 Shane Conlan, Buffalo
Cornerback 31 Frank Minnifield, Cleveland
29 Hanford Dixon, Cleveland
22 Eric Thomas, Cincinnati
29 Albert Lewis, Kansas City
Free safety 20 Deron Cherry, Kansas City 22 Erik McMillan, N.Y. Jets
Strong safety 33 David Fulcher, Cincinnati

Special teams

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Punter   2 Mike Horan, Denver
Placekicker 11 Scott Norwood, Buffalo
Kick returner 89 Gerald McNeil, Cleveland
Special Teamer 97 Rufus Porter, Seattle

NFC roster

The players representing the NFC were:


Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Quarterback 12 Randall Cunningham, Philadelphia 11 Wade Wilson, Minnesota
Running back 34 Herschel Walker, Dallas 33 Roger Craig, San Francisco
35 Neal Anderson, Chicago
24 Ron Wolfley, Phoenix
Fullback 44 John Settle, Atlanta
Wide receiver 80 Henry Ellard, Los Angeles Rams
80 Jerry Rice, San Francisco
81 Anthony Carter, Minnesota
84 Eric Martin, New Orleans
80 J.T. Smith, Phoenix
Tight end 83 Keith Jackson, Philadelphia 83 Steve Jordan, Minnesota
Offensive tackle 65 Gary Zimmerman, Minnesota
78 Jackie Slater, Los Angeles Rams
67 Luis Sharpe, Phoenix
85 Hoby Brenner, New Orleans
Offensive guard 73 Mark May, Washington
66 Tom Newberry, Los Angeles Rams
62 Mark Bortz, Chicago
79 Bill Fralic, Atlanta
Center 63 Jay Hilgenberg, Chicago 56 Doug Smith, Los Angeles Rams


Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Defensive end 92 Reggie White, Philadelphia
56 Chris Doleman, Minnesota
71 Charles Mann, Washington
Defensive tackle 75 Keith Millard, Minnesota 95 Michael Carter, San Francisco
Outside linebacker 55 Mike Cofer, Detroit
56 Lawrence Taylor, N. Y. Giants
94 Charles Haley, San Francisco
Inside linebacker 50 Mike Singletary, Chicago
51 Sam Mills, New Orleans
55 Scott Studwell, Minnesota
Cornerback 25 Jerry Gray, L. A. Rams
39 Carl Lee, Minnesota
25 Scott Case, Atlanta
Free safety 42 Ronnie Lott, San Francisco 43 Terry Kinard, N. Y. Giants
Strong safety 47 Joey Browner, Minnesota 22 Dave Duerson, Chicago

Special teams

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Punter   5 Jim Arnold, Detroit
Placekicker   7 Morten Andersen, New Orleans Saints
Kick returner 82 John Taylor, San Francisco


  1. ^ "Pro Bowl (box score)". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. January 30, 1989. p. 18. Retrieved January 10, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "1989 Pro Bowl game book" (PDF). NFL Game Statistics & Information. National Football League. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved January 31, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Peters, Ken (January 30, 1989). "NFC Stars outshine AFC counterparts in Pro Bowl, 34–3". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. AP. p. 16. Retrieved January 10, 2012.
  4. ^ "NFL Pro Bowl history". CBSSports.com. Archived from the original on August 10, 2011. Retrieved January 31, 2012.