American Football Database
1988 Pro Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
AFC 0 7 6 2


NFC 0 6 0 0


Date February 7, 1988
Stadium Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii
MVP Bruce Smith (Buffalo Bills)
National anthem
Coin toss
Referee Dick Hantak
Attendance 50,113
Network ESPN
Announcers Mike Patrick & Roy Firestone
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The 1988 Pro Bowl was the NFL's 38th annual all-star game which featured the outstanding performers from the 1987 season. The game was played on Sunday, February 7, 1988, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii before a crowd of 50,113.[1] The final score was AFC 15, NFC 6.[2]

Marty Schottenheimer of the Cleveland Browns led the AFC team against an NFC team coached by Minnesota Vikings head coach Jerry Burns.[3] The referee was Dick Hantak.[1]

Bruce Smith of the Buffalo Bills was name the game's MVP.[2] Players on the winning AFC team received $10,000 apiece while the NFC participants each took home $5,000.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "1988 Pro Bowl game book" (PDF). NFL Game Statistics & Information. National Football League. Archived from the original on January 31, 2012. Retrieved January 31, 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Peters, Ken (February 8, 1988). "Kelly, Biasucci propel AFC to win in Pro Bowl". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. AP: p. 10. Retrieved January 10, 2012.
  3. "Pro Bowl set to wrap football season". Daily Record (Ellensburg, Washington). UPI: p. 10. February 5, 1988. Retrieved January 30, 2012.
  4. "NFL Pro Bowl history". Archived from the original on January 16, 2012. Retrieved January 31, 2012.

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