1984 Pro Bowl

The 1984 Pro Bowl was the NFL's 34th annual all-star game which featured the outstanding performers from the 1983 season. The game was played on Sunday, January 29, 1984, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii before a crowd of 50,445.[1] The final score was NFC 45, AFC 3.

Chuck Knox of the Seattle Seahawks led the AFC team against an NFC team coached by San Francisco 49ers head coach Bill Walsh.[2] The referee was Jerry Seeman.[1]

Joe Theismann of the Washington Redskins was named the game's Most Valuable Player.[2] Players on the winning NFC team received $10,000 apiece while the AFC participants each took home $5,000.[3]

1984 NFL Pro Bowl
1984 Pro Bowl logo
AFC NFC
3 45
Head coach:
Chuck Knox
(Seattle Seahawks)
Head coach:
Bill Walsh
(San Francisco 49ers)
1234 Total
AFC 0300 3
NFC 3141414 45
DateJanuary 29, 1984
StadiumAloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii
MVPJoe Theismann (Washington Redskins)
RefereeJerry Seeman
Attendance50,445
TV in the United States
NetworkABC
AnnouncersFrank Gifford, O. J. Simpson & Lynn Swann

AFC roster

Offense

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Quarterback 14 Dan Fouts, San Diego   9 Bill Kenney, Kansas City
13 Dan Marino, Miami
Running back 28 Curt Warner, Seattle 34 Earl Campbell, Houston
20 Joe Cribbs, Buffalo
Fullback 33 Tony Collins, New England
Wide receiver 85 Mark Duper, Miami
80 Cris Collinsworth, Cincinnati
89 Wes Chandler, San Diego
82 John Stallworth, Pittsburgh
Tight end 46 Todd Christensen, L.A. Raiders 89 Kellen Winslow, San Diego
Offensive tackle 78 Anthony Munoz, Cincinnati
76 Brian Holloway, New England
79 Marvin Powell, New York Jets
70 Henry Lawrence, L. A. Raiders
Offensive guard 73 John Hannah, New England
64 Ed Newman, Miami
75 Chris Hinton, Baltimore
67 Bob Kuechenberg, Miami
Center 52 Mike Webster, Pittsburgh 57 Dwight Stephenson, Miami

Defense

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Defensive end 99 Mark Gastineau, New York Jets
75 Doug Betters, Miami
75 Howie Long, L.A. Raiders
Defensive tackle 73 Bob Baumhower, Miami
76 Fred Smerlas, Buffalo
73 Joe Klecko, New York Jets
Outside linebacker 53 Rod Martin, L.A. Raiders
56 Chip Banks, Cleveland
83 Ted Hendricks, L.A. Raiders
Inside linebacker 58 Jack Lambert, Pittsburgh 53 Randy Gradishar, Denver
Cornerback 37 Lester Hayes, L.A. Raiders
24 Gary Green, Kansas City
20 Louis Wright, Denver
26 Raymond Clayborn, New England
Free safety 20 Deron Cherry, Kansas City 26 Vann McElroy, L.A. Raiders
Strong safety 45 Kenny Easley, Seattle

Special teams

Position Starter(s)
Punter   3 Rich Camarillo, New England
Placekicker   1 Gary Anderson, Pittsburgh
Kick returner 34 Greg Pruitt, L. A. Raiders

NFC roster

Offense

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Quarterback   7 Joe Theismann, Washington 16 Joe Montana, San Francisco
Running back 29 Eric Dickerson, L.A. Rams 34 Walter Payton, Chicago
33 Tony Dorsett, Dallas
Fullback 31 William Andrews, Atlanta
Wide receiver 81 Roy Green, St. Louis
82 Mike Quick, Philadelphia
87 Charlie Brown, Washington
80 James Lofton, Green Bay
Tight end 82 Paul Coffman, Green Bay 84 Doug Cosbie, Dallas
Offensive tackle 66 Joe Jacoby, Washington
78 Jackie Slater, Los Angeles Rams
78 Mike Kenn, Atlanta
Offensive guard 68 Russ Grimm, Washington
72 Kent Hill, Los Angeles Rams
68 R. C. Thielemann, Atlanta
Center 53 Jeff Bostic, Washington 54 Larry McCarren, Green Bay

Defense

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Defensive end 72 Ed Jones, Dallas
74 Fred Dean, San Francisco
63 Lee Roy Selmon, Tampa Bay
Defensive tackle 54 Randy White, Dallas
65 Dave Butz, Washington
78 Doug English, Detroit
Outside linebacker 56 Lawrence Taylor, New York Giants
53 Hugh Green, Tampa Bay
57 Rickey Jackson, New Orleans
Inside linebacker 50 Mike Singletary, Chicago 53 Harry Carson, New York Giants
Cornerback 24 Everson Walls, Dallas
42 Ronnie Lott, San Francisco
36 Mark Haynes, New York Giants
Free safety 29 Mark H. Murphy, Washington 22 Dwight Hicks, San Francisco
Strong safety 21 Nolan Cromwell, L.A. Rams

Special teams

Position Starter(s)
Punter 18 Carl Birdsong, St. Louis
Placekicker   6 Ali Haji-Sheikh, New York Giants
Kick returner 81 Billy Johnson, Atlanta

References

  1. ^ a b "1984 Pro Bowl game book" (PDF). NFL Game Statistics & Information. National Football League. Archived (PDF) from the original on January 31, 2012. Retrieved January 31, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "NFC Pro Bowl romp over AFC really the Joe Theismann Show". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. AP. January 30, 1984. Retrieved January 16, 2012.
  3. ^ "NFL Pro Bowl history". CBSSports.com. Archived from the original on January 16, 2012. Retrieved January 16, 2012.

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