1981 Pro Bowl
Get 1981 Pro Bowl essential facts below. View Videos or join the 1981 Pro Bowl discussion. Add 1981 Pro Bowl to your PopFlock.com topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
1981 Pro Bowl
1981 NFL Pro Bowl
1981 Pro Bowl logo.gif
1234 Total
AFC 0700 7
NFC 36012 21
DateFebruary 1, 1981
StadiumAloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii
MVPEddie Murray (Detroit Lions)
RefereeGordon McCarter
Attendance50,360
TV in the United States
NetworkABC
AnnouncersFrank Gifford, Howard Cosell, Fran Tarkenton & Lynn Swann

The 1981 Pro Bowl was the NFL's 31st annual all-star game which featured the outstanding performers from the 1980 season. The game was played on Sunday, February 1, 1981, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The final score was NFC 21, AFC 7.[1]

Sam Rutigliano of the Cleveland Browns led the AFC team against an NFC team coached by Atlanta Falcons head coach Leeman Bennett.[1] The referee was Gordon McCarter.[1]

Rookie placekicker Eddie Murray of the Detroit Lions was named the game's Most Valuable Player.[2]

Players on the winning NFC team received $5,000 apiece while the AFC participants each took home $2,500.[3] The game was the first in NFL history played in February.[]

AFC roster

Offense

Defense

Special teams

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s)
Punter   8 Ray Guy, Oakland
Placekicker   1 John Smith, New England
Kick returner 86 J.T. Smith, Kansas City


NFC roster

Offense

Defense

Special teams


References

  1. ^ a b c "1981 Pro Bowl game book" (PDF). NFL Game Statistics & Information. National Football League. Archived (PDF) from the original on January 30, 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ "NFC Clobbers AFC in Pro Bowl". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. AP. February 2, 1981. p. 20. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ "NFL Pro Bowl history". CBSSports.com. Archived from the original on January 16, 2012. Retrieved 2012.

External links


  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

1981_Pro_Bowl
 



 



 
Music Scenes