1980 Pro Bowl

1980 NFL Pro Bowl
1234 Total
AFC 37107 27
NFC 32077 37
Date January 27, 1980
Stadium Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii
MVP Chuck Muncie (New Orleans Saints)
Referee Dick Jorgensen
Attendance 48,060
TV in the United States
Network ABC
Announcers Al Michaels, Howard Cosell and Fran Tarkenton

The 1980 Pro Bowl was the NFL's 30th annual all-star game which featured the outstanding performers from the 1979 season. The game was played on Sunday, January 27, 1980, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii before 48,060 fans.[1] The final score was NFC 37, AFC 27.[2]

Don Coryell of the San Diego Chargers lead the AFC team against an NFC team coached by Dallas Cowboys head coach Tom Landry.[1] The referee was Dick Jorgensen.[1]

Chuck Muncie of the New Orleans Saints 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]

Starting in his seventh and final Pro Bowl, defensive end Jack Youngblood of the Los Angeles Rams played in the game with a fractured left fibula, just as he had played during the NFC Divisional Playoff and in Super Bowl XIV.[2] Pro Bowl Flashback Friday: Jack Youngblood's broken leg[4]

This was the first of thirty consecutive Pro Bowls played in Honolulu. It also marked a return to the game being played on a Sunday.


  1. 1 2 3 "1980 Pro Bowl game book" (PDF). NFL Game Statistics & Information. National Football League. Archived (PDF) from the original on January 30, 2012. Retrieved January 30, 2012.
  2. 1 2 3 "Bradshaw fizzles while NFC sizzles". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. AP. January 28, 1980. p. 15. Retrieved January 17, 2012.
  3. "NFL Pro Bowl history". CBSSports.com. Archived from the original on January 16, 2012. Retrieved January 30, 2012.
  4. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000285834/article/pro-bowl-flashback-friday-jack-youngbloods-broken-leg

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