NFC Reserves

Updated September 13, 2021 | Infoplease Staff

47th NFL Pro Bowl Game and 27th AFC-NFC contest (NFC leads series, 15-12). Date: Feb. 2 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. Attendance— 50,031. Coaches: Tom Coughlin, Jacksonville (AFC) and Dom Capers, Carolina (NFC). Player of the Game: QB Mark Brunell of Jacksonville, who was 12 for 22 for 236 yards and one touchdown.

AFC 0 3 7 13 3 — 26
NFC 9 0 6 8 0 — 23
1st: NFC—John Kasay 20-yd FG, 4:41. Drive: 63 yards in 9 plays. NFC—Randall McDaniel 5-yd pass from Brett Favre (Kasay kick failed), 11:16. Drive: 66 yards in 7 plays.
2nd: AFC—Cary Blanchard 28-yd FG, 14:33. Drive: 69 yards in 13 plays.
3rd: NFC—Barry Sanders 6-yd run (2-pt conversion failed), 6:09. Drive: 59 yards in 7 plays. AFC—Curtis Martin 3-yd run (Blanchard kick), 9:05. Drive: 71 yards in 6 plays.
4th: AFC—Ashley Ambrose 54-yd INT return (2-pt conversion failed). NFC—Cris Carter 53-yd pass from Gus Frerotte (Wesley Walls pass from Frerotte), 10:53. Drive: 78 yards to 4 plays. AFC— Tim Brown 80-yd pass from Mark Brunell (Blanchard kick), 14:16. Drive: 78 yards in 2 plays.
OT: AFC—Blanchard 37-yd FG, 8:16. Drive: 46 yards in 5 plays.
TV Rating—9.1/15 share (ABC).

As voted on by NFL players and coaches.

American Conference

Pos Offense Pos Defense
WR Carl Pickens, Cin. E Bruce Smith, Buf.
WR Tony Martin, SD E Alfred Williams, Den.
TE Shannon Sharpe, Den. T Chester McGlockton, Oak.
T Gary Zimmerman, Den. T Cortez Kennedy, Sea.
T Bruce Armstrong, NE LB Chad Brown, Pit.
G Will Shields, KC LB Derrick Thomas, KC
G Bruce Matthews, Hou. LB Junior Seau, SD
C Dermontti Dawson, Pit. CB Dale Carter, KC
QB John Elway, Den. CB Ashley Ambrose, Cin.
RB Terrell Davis, Den. S Carnell Lake, Pit.
RB Jerome Bettis, Pit. S Steve Atwater, Den.
K Cary Blanchard, Ind. P Chris Gardocki, Ind.
KR Dave Meggett, NE ST John Henry Mills, Hou.
Note: QB Elway, DE Smith , OT Zimmerman, S Atwater and CB Carter were injured and unable to play.

National Conference

Pos Offense Pos Defense
WR Jerry Rice, SF E Reggie White, GB
WR Herman Moore, Det. E Tony Tolbert, Dal.
TE Wesley Walls, Car. T John Randle, Min.
T William Roaf, NO T Bryant Young, SF
T Erik Williams, Dal. LB Kevin Greene, Car.
G Larry Allen, Dal. LB Lamar Lathon, Car.
G Randall McDaniel, Min. LB Sam Mills, Car.
C Kevin Glover, Det. CB Deion Sanders, Dal.
QB Brett Favre, GB CB Aeneas Williams, Ariz.
RB Terry Allen, Wash. S Leroy Butler, GB
RB Barry Sanders, Det. S Merton Hanks, SF
K John Kasay, Car. P Matt Turk, Wash.
KR Michael Bates, Car. ST Jim Schwantz, Dal.
Note: WR Rice and CB Sanders were injured and unable to play.

AFC Reserves

Offense: WR—Tim Brown, Oak. and Keenan McCardell, Jax.; TE—Ben Coates, NE; T— Richmond Webb, Mia.; G—Ruben Brown, Buf.; C— Mark Stepnoski, Hou.; QB—Vinny Testaverde, Bal. and Drew Bledsoe, NE; RB—Curtis Martin, NE; FB— Kimble Anders, KC.

Defense: E—Michael Sinclair, Sea.; T—Michael Dean Perry, Den.; LB—Bryce Paup, Buf. and Levon Kirkland, Pit.; CB—Rod Woodson, Pit.; S—Blaine Bishop, Hou.

Replacements: OFFENSE—QB Mark Brunell, Jax. for Elway; OT Tony Boselli, Jax. for Zimmerman. DEFENSE—S Tyrone Braxton, Den. for Bishop; S Eric Turner, Bal. for Atwater; CB Terry McDaniel, Oak. for Carter; DE Willie McGinest, NE for Smith. NEED PLAYER—Bill Romanowski, Den., LB.

NFC Reserves

Offense: WR—Cris Carter, Min. and Isaac Bruce, St. L; TE—Keith Jackson, GB; T— Lomas Brown, Ariz.; G—Nate Newton, Dal.; C— Ray Donaldson, Dal.; QB—Troy Aikman, Dal. and Steve Young, SF; RB—Ricky Watters, Phi. FB—Larry Centers, Ariz.

Defense: E—William Fuller, Phi.; T—Eric Swann, Ariz.; LB—Ken Harvey, Wash. and Hardy Nickerson, TB; CB—Eric Davis, Car.; S— Darren Woodson, Dal.

Replacements: OFFENSE—QB Gus Frerotte, Wash. for Aikman; QB Kerry Collins, Car. for Young; C Frank Winters for Donaldson; WR Irving Fryar, Phi. for Rice. DEFENSE—CB Darrell Green for Sanders. NEED PLAYER— William Thomas, Phi., LB.


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