1990 NFL Pro Bowl
1234 Total
NFC 33210 27
AFC 07014 21
DateFebruary 2, 1990
StadiumAloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii
MVPJerry Gray (Los Angeles Rams)
RefereeJohnny Grier
TV in the United States
AnnouncersMike Patrick, Joe Theismann & Chris Berman

The 1990 Pro Bowl was the NFL's fortieth annual all-star game which featured the outstanding performers from the 1989 season. The game was played on Friday, February 2, 1990, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii before a crowd of 50,445.[1] The final score was NFC 27, AFC 21.[2][3]

Bud Carson of the Cleveland Browns led the AFC team against an NFC team coached by Los Angeles Rams head coach John Robinson.[4] The referee was Johnny Grier.[1]

Jerry Gray of the Los Angeles Rams was named the game's MVP.[1] Players on the winning NFC team received $10,000 apiece while the AFC participants each took home $5,000.[5]

AFC roster


Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Quarterback   7 Boomer Esiason, Cincinnati   7 John Elway, Denver
  1 Warren Moon, Houston
17 Dave Krieg, Seattle
Running back 34 Thurman Thomas, Buffalo 29 Eric Dickerson, Indianapolis
21 James Brooks, Cincinnati
Fullback 35 Christian Okoye, Kansas City
Wide receiver 83 Andre Reed, Buffalo
83 Anthony Miller, San Diego
84 Webster Slaughter, Cleveland
89 Brian Blades, Seattle
Tight end 82 Rodney Holman, Cincinnati 80 Ferrell Edmunds, Miami
Offensive tackle 78 Anthony Muñoz, Cincinnati
75 Chris Hinton, Indianapolis
62 Tunch Ilkin, Pittsburgh
Offensive guard 63 Mike Munchak, Houston
74 Bruce Matthews, Houston
65 Max Montoya, Cincinnati
Center 67 Kent Hull, Buffalo 53 Ray Donaldson, Indianapolis


Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Defensive end 99 Lee Williams, San Diego
78 Bruce Smith, Buffalo
75 Howie Long, L. A. Raiders
Defensive tackle 92 Michael Dean Perry, Cleveland 71 Greg Kragen, Denver
Outside linebacker 91 Leslie O'Neal, San Diego
58 Derrick Thomas, Kansas City
97 Rufus Porter, Seattle
52 Johnny Rembert, New England
Inside linebacker 77 Karl Mecklenburg, Denver
59 Mike Johnson, Cleveland
58 Shane Conlan, Buffalo
56 John Offerdahl, Miami
57 Clay Matthews, Cleveland
Cornerback 29 Albert Lewis, Kansas City
31 Frank Minnifield, Cleveland
31 Kevin Ross, Kansas City
Free safety 22 Erik McMillan, N. Y. Jets
Strong safety 33 David Fulcher, Cincinnati 49 Dennis Smith, Denver

Special teams

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Punter   4 Reggie Roby, Miami
Placekicker   9 David Treadwell, Denver
Kick returner 26 Rod Woodson, Pittsburgh

NFC roster


Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Quarterback 16 Joe Montana, San Francisco   7 Don Majkowski, Green Bay
11 Mark Rypien, Washington
12 Randall Cunningham, Philadelphia
Running back 20 Barry Sanders, Detroit 35 Neal Anderson, Chicago
21 Dalton Hilliard, New Orleans
33 Roger Craig, San Francisco
Fullback 21 Brent Fullwood, Green Bay
Wide receiver 80 Jerry Rice, San Francisco
84 Sterling Sharpe, Green Bay
82 John Taylor, San Francisco
89Mark Carrier, Tampa Bay
80 Henry Ellard, L. A. Rams
81 Anthony Carter, Minnesota
Tight end 88 Keith Jackson, Philadelphia 83 Steve Jordan, Minnesota
Offensive tackle 78 Jackie Slater, L. A. Rams
65 Gary Zimmerman, Minnesota
67 Luis Sharpe, Phoenix
Offensive guard 66 Tom Newberry, L. A. Rams
64 Randall McDaniel, Minnesota
79 Bill Fralic, Atlanta
62 Guy McIntyre, San Francisco
Center 63 Jay Hilgenberg, Chicago 56 Doug Smith, L. A. Rams


Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Defensive end 56 Chris Doleman, Minnesota
92 Reggie White, Philadelphia
71 Charles Mann, Washington
Defensive tackle 75 Keith Millard, Minnesota 93 Jerry Ball, Detroit
Outside linebacker 56 Lawrence Taylor, N. Y. Giants
97 Tim Harris, Green Bay
91 Kevin Greene, L. A. Rams
56 Pat Swilling, New Orleans
Inside linebacker 50 Mike Singletary, Chicago
53 Vaughan Johnson, New Orleans
54 Chris Spielman, Detroit
Cornerback 21 Eric Allen, Philadelphia
23 Jerry Gray, L. A. Rams
39 Carl Lee, Minnesota
Free safety 42 Ronnie Lott, San Francisco
Strong safety 46 Tim McDonald, Phoenix 47 Joey Browner, Minnesota

Special teams

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Punter   3 Rich Camarillo, Phoenix
Placekicker   3 Eddie Murray, Detroit
Kick returner 30 David Meggett, N. Y. Giants


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  2. ^ Pierson, Don (February 5, 1990). "In end, officials rule — even in Pro Bowl". Pittsburgh Press. Chicago Tribune. p. D3. Retrieved January 31, 2012.
  3. ^ "Pro Bowl 1990". Pro Bowl Online. Archived from the original on March 9, 2012. Retrieved January 30, 2012.
  4. ^ "Top quarterbacks bypass Pro Bowl". Portsmouth Daily Times. AP. February 3, 1990. p. 13. Retrieved January 31, 2012.
  5. ^ "NFL Pro Bowl history". CBSSports.com. Archived from the original on August 10, 2011. Retrieved January 31, 2012.