Pro Bowl History
The original Pro Bowl game, on Jan. 15, 1939, pitted the National Football League champions against a team of all-stars from the rest of the league. In 1940 and 1942, there were two games, the first in January against the previous year's champion, the second in December against the newly-crowned NFL champion.

Aloha StadiumThat Pro Bowl series was discontinued in 1943. The idea was revived in 1951 with a game between all-star teams from the American and National Football Conferences. From 1954 through 1970, the teams represented the NFL's Eastern and Western Conferences. Since the merger of the American Football League into the NFL, the Pro Bowl has been played, again, by all-star teams from the American and National Football Conferences.

The game was formerly rotated in 1971 among NFL stadiums, but since 1980 it has been played at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.

In 2010 the Pro Bowl was played on Jan. 31 in Sun Life Stadium (Miami Dolphins).

"We are looking at alternatives to strengthen the Pro Bowl," said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. "We will continue to work with the players to make it a great event and will evaluate this concept after the 2010 Pro Bowl."

The site and date of Pro Bowl games after 2010 will be determined at a later date and will include playing the game on a rotating basis in Honolulu, Hawaii, the NFL announced.

The first Most Valuable Player award on the Pro Bowl was presented in 1951. From 1957 to 1971, two awards were presented to an offensive back and a defensive lineman. In 1972, there were awards for both an offensive player and a defensive player. Since 1973, there's been only one single MVP award.
Steelers Selections
1951
HB Joe Geri
LB Jerry Shipkey
C Bill Walsh
1952
HB Joe Geri
G George Hughes
LB Jerry Shipkey
C Bill Walsh
1953
HB Lynn Chandnois
QB Jim Finks
HB Ray Mathews
DE Bill McPeak
E Elbie Nickel
LB Jerry Shipkey
DT Ernie Stautner
1954
HB Lynn Chandnois
MG Dale Dodril
G George Hughes
DE Bill McPeak
HB Ray Mathews
E Elbie Nickel
DT Ernie Stautner
1955
MG Dale Dodril
HB John Lattner
1956
DB Jack Butler
MG Dale Dodril
HB Ray Mathews
DT Ernie Stautner
T Frank Varrichione
1957
DB Jack Butler
DE Bill McPeak
E Elbie Nickel
FB Fran Rogel
DT Ernie Stautner
T Frank Varrichione
1958
DB Jack Butler
MG Dale Dodril
E Jack McClairen
QB Earl Morrall
DT Ernie Stautner
T Frank Varrichione
1959
DB Jack Butler
DT Ernie Stautner
HB Tom Tracy
T Frank Varrichione
1960
DB Dean Derby
QB Bobby Layne
G John Nisby
E Jimmy Orr
LB John Reger
DT Ernie Stautner
1961
LB John Reger
G Mike Sandusky
DT Ernie Stautner
HB Tom Tracy
T Frank Varrichione(5)
1962
E Buddy Dial
G John Nisby
LB Myron Pottios
LB John Reger
DT Ernie Stautner(9)
1963
TE Preston Carpenter
FB John Henry Johnson
DT Gene Lipscomb
DE Lou Michaels
C Buzz Nutter
1964
T Charley Bradshaw
FB John Henry Johnson
DT Joe Krupa
DT Lou Michaels
LB Myron Pottios
DB Clendenon Thomas
1965
E Gary Ballman
T Charley Bradshaw
FB John Henry Johnson
LB Myron Pottios
1966
E Gary Ballman
1967
K Mike Clark
DB Brady Keys
DE Ben McGee
1968
DB Marv Woodson
1969
HB Dick Hoak
E Roy Jefferson
DE Ben McGee
LB Andy Russell
1970
DT Joe Greene
E Roy Jefferson
P Bob Walden
1971
DT Joe Greene
LB Andy Russell
1972
DT Joe Greene
LB Andy Russell
1973
LB Henry Davis
PK Roy Gerela
DT Joe Greene
RB Franco Harris
LB Andy Russell
DE Dwight White
1974
DT Joe Greene
DE L.C. Greenwood
LB Jack Ham
RB Franco Harris
LB Andy Russell
WR Ron Shanklin
G Bruce Van Dyke
DE Dwight White
1975
PK Roy Gerela
DT Joe Greene
DE L.C. Greenwood
LB Jack Ham
RB Franco Harris
LB Andy Russell
1976
CB Mel Blount
QB Terry Bradshaw
S Glen Edwards
DT Joe Greene
DE L.C. Greenwood
LB Jack Ham
RB Franco Harris
LB Jack Lambert
LB Andy Russell
WR Lynn Swann
S Mike Wagner
1977
CB Mel Blount
S Glen Edwards
DT Joe Greene
DE L.C. Greenwood
LB Jack Ham
RB Franco Harris
LB Jack Lambert
CB J.T. Thomas
S Mike Wagner
1978
LB Jack Ham
RB Franco Harris
LB Jack Lambert
WR Lynn Swann
1979
CB Mel Blount
QB Terry Bradshaw
DT Joe Greene
DE L.C. Greenwood
LB Jack Ham
RB Franco Harris
LB Jack Lambert
S Donnie Shell
WR Lynn Swann
C Mike Webster
1980
CB Mel Blount
QB Terry Bradshaw
DT Joe Greene
DE L.C. Greenwood
LB Jack Ham
RB Franco Harris
LB Jack Lambert
S Donnie Shell
WR John Stallworth
C Mike Webster
1981
LB Jack Ham
RB Franco Harris
LB Jack Lambert
S Donnie Shell
C Mike Webster
1982
CB Mel Blount
LB Jack Lambert
S Donnie Shell
C Mike Webster
1983
OT Larry Brown
LB Jack Lambert
S Donnie Shell
WR John Stallworth
C Mike Webster
1984
PK Gary Anderson
LB Jack Lambert
C Mike Webster
1985
LB Robin Cole
WR Louis Lipps
LB Mike Merriweather
WR John Stallworth
C Mike Webster(7)
1986
PK Gary Anderson
WR Louis Lipps
LB Mike Merriweather
C Mike Webster
1987
LB Mike Merriweather
RB Earnest Jackson
1988
C Mike Webster
1989
OT Tunch Ilkin
1990
OT Tunch Ilkin
KR Rod Woodson
1991
LB David Little
CB Rod Woodson
1992
LB Greg Lloyd
CB Rod Woodson
1993
C Dermontti Dawson
RB Barry Foster
G Carlton Haselrig
LB Greg Lloyd
QB Neil O'Donnell
CB Rod Woodson
1994
PK Gary Anderson
C Dermontti Dawson
RB Barry Foster
TE Eric Green
LB Greg Lloyd
CB Rod Woodson
1995
C Dermontti Dawson
LB Kevin Greene
S Carnell Lake
LB Greg Lloyd
G Duval Love
CB Rod Woodson
1996
C Dermontti Dawson
LB Kevin Greene
S Carnell Lake
LB Greg Lloyd
WR Yancey Thigpen
1997
RB Jerome Bettis
LB Chad Brown
C Dermontti Dawson
LB Levon Kirkland
S Carnell Lake
CB Rod Woodson
1998
RB Jerome Bettis
C Dermontti Dawson
LB Levon Kirkland
S Carnell Lake
DT Joel Steed
WR Yancey Thigpen
1999
C Dermontti Dawson
2000
None
2001
LB Jason Gildon
2002
LB Jason Gildon
OG Alan Faneca
QB Kordell Stewart
RB Jerome Bettis
LB Kendrell Bell
2003
OG Alan Faneca
LB Joey Porter
WR Hines Ward
2004
OG Alan Faneca
NT Casey Hampton
WR Hines Ward
2005
WR Hines Ward
OT Marvell Smith
OG Alan Faneca
C Jeff Hartings
DE Aaron Smith
OLB Joey Porter
ILB James Farrior
2006
OG Alan Faneca
NT Casey Hampton
C Jeff Hartings
OLB Joey Porter
SS Troy Polamalu
2007
RB Willie Parker
NT Casey Hampton
OG Alan Faneca
SS Troy Polamalu
2008
QB Ben Roethlisberger
RB Willie Parker
SS Troy Polamalu
OG Alan Faneca
OL James Harrison
NT Casey Hampton
2009
ILB James Farrior
SS Troy Polamalu
OLB James Harrison
2010
TE Heath Miller
NT Casey Hampton
OLB James Harrison
OLB LaMarr Woodley
Pro Bowl History
1939 1940 (Jan.) 1940 (Dec.) 1942 (Jan.) 1942 (Dec.) 1943-1950
Giants - 13
All-Stars - 10
Packers - 16
All-Stars - 7
Bears - 28
All-Stars - 14
Bears - 35
All-Stars - 24
All-Stars - 17
Redskins - 14
Not played.
NFL Pro Bowl NFL Pro Bowl NFL Pro Bowl NFL Pro Bowl ALL-STARS  
1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956
American - 28
National - 27
National - 30
American - 13
National - 27
American - 7
East - 20
West - 9
West - 26
East - 19
East - 31
West - 30
NFL Pro Bowl NFL Pro Bowl NFL Pro Bowl EAST WEST EAST
1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962
West - 19
East - 10
West - 26
East - 7
East - 28
West - 21
West - 38
East - 21
West - 35
East - 31
West - 31
East - 30
WEST WEST EAST WEST WEST WEST
1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968
East - 30
West - 20
West - 31
East - 17
West - 34
East - 14
East - 36
West - 7
East - 20
West - 10
West - 38
East - 20
EAST WEST WEST EAST EAST WEST
1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974
West - 10
East - 7
West - 16
East - 13
NFC - 27
AFC - 6
AFC - 26
NFC - 13
AFC - 33
NFC - 28
AFC - 15
NFC - 13
WEST WEST NFL Pro Bowl NFL Pro Bowl NFL Pro Bowl NFL Pro Bowl
1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
NFC - 17
AFC - 10
NFC - 23
AFC - 20
AFC - 24
NFC - 14
NFC - 14
AFC - 13
NFC - 13
AFC - 7
NFC - 37
AFC - 27
NFL Pro Bowl NFL Pro Bowl NFL Pro Bowl NFL Pro Bowl NFL Pro Bowl NFL Pro Bowl
1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986
NFC - 21
AFC - 7
AFC - 16
NFC - 13
NFC - 20
AFC - 19
NFC - 45
AFC - 3
AFC - 22
NFC - 14
NFC - 28
AFC - 24
NFL Pro Bowl NFL Pro Bowl NFL Pro Bowl NFL Pro Bowl NFL Pro Bowl NFL Pro Bowl
1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992
AFC - 10
NFC - 6
AFC - 15
NFC - 6
NFC - 34
AFC - 3
NFC - 27
AFC - 21
AFC - 23
NFC - 21
NFC - 21
AFC - 15
NFL Pro Bowl NFL Pro Bowl NFL Pro Bowl NFL Pro Bowl NFL Pro Bowl NFL Pro Bowl
1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
AFC - 23
NFC - 20 (OT)
NFC - 17
AFC - 3
AFC - 41
NFC - 13
NFC - 20
AFC - 13
AFC - 26
NFC - 23 (OT)
AFC - 29
NFC - 24
NFL Pro Bowl NFL Pro Bowl NFL Pro Bowl NFL Pro Bowl NFL Pro Bowl NFL Pro Bowl
1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
AFC - 23
NFC - 10
NFC - 51
AFC - 31
AFC - 38
NFC - 17
AFC - 38
NFC - 30
AFC - 45
NFC - 20
NFC - 55
AFC - 52
NFL Pro Bowl NFL Pro Bowl NFL Pro Bowl NFL Pro Bowl NFL Pro Bowl NFL Pro Bowl
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
AFC - 38
NFC - 27
NFC - 23
AFC - 17
AFC - 31
NFC - 28
NFC - 42
AFC - 30
NFC - 30
AFC - 21
AFC - 41
NFC - 34
NFL Pro Bowl NFL Pro Bowl NFL Pro Bowl NFL Pro Bowl NFL Pro Bowl NFL Pro Bowl
Most Valuable Players
1951 Otto Graham 1952 Dan Towler 1953 Don Doll 1954 Chuck Bednarik
1955 Billy Wilson 1956 Ollie Matson 1957 Ernie Stautner 1958 Hugh McElhenny
1959 Frank Gifford 1960 Johnny Unitas 1961 Johnny Unitas 1962 Jim Brown
1963 Jim Brown 1964 Johnny Unitas 1965 Fran Tarkenton 1966 Jim Brown
1967 Gale Sayers 1968 Gale Sayers 1969 Roman Gabriel 1970 Gale Sayers
1971 Mel Renfro 1972 Jan Stenerud 1973 O. J. Simpson 1974 Garo Yepremian
1975 James Harris 1976 Billy Johnson 1977 Mel Blount 1978 Walter Payton
1979 Ahmad Rashad 1980 Chuck Muncie 1981 Eddie Murray 1982 Kellen Winslow
1983 Dan Fouts 1984 Joe Theismann 1985 Mark Gastineau 1986 Phil Simms
1987 Reggie White 1988 Bruce Smith 1989 Randall Cunningham 1990 Jerry Gray
1991 Jim Kelly 1992 Michael Irvin 1993 Steve Tasker 1994 Andre Rison
1995 Marshall Faulk 1996 Jerry Rice 1997 Mark Brunell 1998 Warren Moon
1999 Ty Law 2000 Randy Moss 2001 Rich Gannon 2002 Rich Gannon
2003 Ricky Williams 2004 Marc Bulger 2005 Peyton Manning 2006 Derrick Brooks
2007 Carson Palmer 2008 Adrian Peterson 2009 Larry Fitzgerald 2010 Matt Schaub