1986 Pro Bowl

The 1986 Pro Bowl was the NFL's 36th annual all-star game which featured the outstanding performers from the 1985 season. The game was played on Sunday, February 2, 1986, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii before a crowd of 50,101.[1] The final score was NFC 28, AFC 24.[2]

Don Shula of the Miami Dolphins led the AFC team against an NFC team coached by Los Angeles Rams head coach John Robinson.[3] The referee was Bob McElwee.[1]

Phil Simms of the New York Giants was named the game's MVP.[2] Players on the winning NFC team received $10,000 apiece while the AFC participants each took home $5,000.[4]

1986 NFL Pro Bowl
1986 Pro Bowl logo
24 28
Head coach:
Don Shula
(Miami Dolphins)
Head coach:
John Robinson
(Los Angeles Rams)
1234 Total
AFC 71700 24
NFC 07714 28
DateFebruary 2, 1986
StadiumAloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii
MVPPhil Simms (New York Giants)
RefereeBob McElwee
TV in the United States
AnnouncersFrank Gifford, O. J. Simpson, Joe Namath & Tim Brant

AFC roster

The players representing the AFC were:[5]


Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Quarterback 13 Dan Marino, Miami   7 Ken O'Brien, N. Y. Jets
14 Dan Fouts, San Diego
Running back 32 Marcus Allen, L. A. Raiders 34 Kevin Mack, Cleveland
24 Freeman McNeil, N. Y. Jets
Fullback 32 Craig James, New England
Wide receiver 83 Louis Lipps, Pittsburgh
80 Steve Largent, Seattle
83 Mark Clayton, Miami
89 Wes Chandler, San Diego
Tight end 82 Ozzie Newsome, Cleveland 46 Todd Christensen, L. A. Raiders
Offensive tackle 78 Anthony Muñoz, Cincinnati
75 Chris Hinton, Indianapolis
76 Brian Holloway, New England
Offensive guard 73 John Hannah, New England
61 Roy Foster, Miami
63 Mike Munchak, Houston
Center 57 Dwight Stephenson, Miami 52 Mike Webster, Pittsburgh


Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Defensive end 74 Howie Long, L. A. Raiders
99 Mark Gastineau, N. Y. Jets
75 Rulon Jones, Denver
Defensive tackle 73 Joe Klecko, New York Jets 79 Bob Golic, Cleveland
Outside linebacker 56 Andre Tippett, New England
56 Chip Banks, Cleveland
57 Clay Matthews, Cleveland
59 Mike Merriweather, Pittsburgh
Inside linebacker 77 Karl Mecklenburg, Denver
56 Lance Mehl, N. Y. Jets
57 Steve Nelson, New England
50 Fredd Young, Seattle Seahawks
Cornerback 22 Mike Haynes, L. A. Raiders
26 Raymond Clayborn, New England
20 Louis Wright, Denver
Free safety 20 Deron Cherry, Kansas City 31 Fred Marion, New England
Strong safety 45 Kenny Easley, Seattle 49 Dennis Smith, Denver

Special teams

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Punter   3 Rohn Stark, Indianapolis
Placekicker   1 Gary Anderson, Pittsburgh
Kick returner 80 Irving Fryar, New England

NFC roster

The players representing the NFC were:[5]


Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Quarterback 16 Joe Montana, San Francisco 11 Phil Simms, N. Y. Giants
  9 Jim McMahon, Chicago
Running back 34 Walter Payton, Chicago 20 Joe Morris, N. Y. Giants
42 Gerald Riggs, Atlanta
Fullback 33 Roger Craig, San Francisco
Wide receiver 82 Mike Quick, Philadelphia
81 Art Monk, Washington
80 James Lofton, Green Bay
80 Tony Hill, Dallas
Tight end 84 Doug Cosbie, Dallas 88 Jimmie Giles, Tampa Bay
Offensive tackle 74 Jimbo Covert, Chicago
78 Jackie Slater, Los Angeles Rams
66 Joe Jacoby, Washington
Offensive guard 68 Russ Grimm, Washington
60 Dennis Harrah, Los Angeles Rams
72 Kent Hill, Los Angeles Rams
Center 63 Jay Hilgenberg, Chicago 56 Fred Quillan, San Francisco
56 Doug Smith, Los Angeles Rams


Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Defensive end 95 Richard Dent, Chicago
70 Leonard Marshall, N. Y. Giants
99 Dan Hampton, Chicago
Defensive tackle 54 Randy White, Dallas 95 Michael Carter, San Francisco
Outside linebacker 56 Lawrence Taylor, N. Y. Giants
55 Otis Wilson, Chicago
57 Rickey Jackson, New Orleans
Inside linebacker 50 Mike Singletary, Chicago
54 E. J. Junior, St. Louis
53 Harry Carson, N. Y. Giants
50 Jim Collins, L. A. Rams
Cornerback 21 Eric Wright, San Francisco
24 Everson Walls, Dallas
47 LeRoy Irvin, L. A. Rams
27 Gary Green, L. A. Rams
Free safety 48 Wes Hopkins, Philadelphia
Strong safety 22 Dave Duerson, Chicago 47 Joey Browner, Minnesota
27 Carlton Williamson, San Francisco

Special teams

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Punter   3 Dale Hatcher, L. A. Rams
Placekicker   7 Morten Andersen, New Orleans Saints
Kick returner 89 Ron Brown, L. A. Rams


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  2. ^ a b "Giants' Simms rallies NFC to 28–24 Pro Bowl victory". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. AP. February 3, 1986. p. 21. Retrieved January 11, 2012.
  3. ^ "Patriots drug use is discussed at Pro Bowl". Lodi News-Sentinel. UPI. February 1, 1986. p. 15. Retrieved January 31, 2012.
  4. ^ "NFL Pro Bowl history". CBSSports.com. Archived from the original on January 16, 2012. Retrieved January 31, 2012.
  5. ^ a b "1986 Pro Bowl players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Archived from the original on January 31, 2012. Retrieved January 31, 2012.
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