Tecmo Bowl 1988-1989 Rosters

Tecmo Bowl for the NES was the original Tecmo football game on the NES. The game itself was released in 1989, but seems to be based on 1988 stats and rosters before the 1988 season. (Tim Brown was a rookie in 1988 and Clint Didier changed teams from the Redskins to the Packers in 1988) The game features 12 teams by name, but not team name like the Colts or Dolphins as they had only purchased the rights to the players names for the game. Every team featured 21 player rosters with 9 offensive players, 9 defensive players, a kicker, a punter, and a kick returner. (technically some teams only had 20 players since they had a kick returner who also was an offensive starter) If anyone is able to get their actual attributes from the rom, I'd be interested in adding them.

One other item of note. There are two versions of this rom that differ by only one player. Some roms have Eric Dickerson for the Colts RB while others have Albert Bentley as the Colts RB. If anyone has any reason why Tecmo did this, let me know. (My guess is either Dickerson was holding out or the NFL Players Association did not have the rights to his name.)

Indianapolis Colts

QB JACK TRUDEAU
RB ERIC DICKERSON
WR MATT BOUZA
WR BILL BROOKS
TE PAT BEACH
RG RON SOLT
C RAY DONALDSON
LG BEN UTT
LT CHRIS HINTON
KR ALBERT BENTLEY
K DEAN BIASUCCI
P ROHN STARK
RE JON HAND
NT JEROME SALLY
LE D. THOMPSON
LB JOHNIE COOKS
LB CLIFF ODOM
LB BARRY KRAUSS
LB DUANE BICKETT
CB EUGENE DANIEL
FS F. ROBINSON

Miami Dolphins

QB DAN MARINO
RB L. HAMPTON
WR MARK DUPER
WR MARK CLAYTON
TE BRUCE HARDY
LG ROY FOSTER
C D. STEPHENSON
RG TOM TOTH
RT RONNIE LEE
KR JAMES PRUITT
K FUAD REVEIZ
P REGGIE ROBY
RE JOHN BOSA
NT BRIAN SOCHIA
LE T. J. TURNER
LB BOB BRUDZINSKI
LB JACKIE SHIPP
LB JOHN OFFERDAHL
LB MARK BROWN
CB WILLIAM JUDSON
CB PAUL LANKFORD

Cleveland Browns

QB BERNIE KOSAR
RB KEVIN MACK
WR R. LANGHORNE
WR W. SLAUGHTER
TE OZZIE NEWSOME
LT PAUL FARREN
C MIKE BAAB
RG DAN FIKE
RT CODY RISIEN
KR GERALD MCNEIL
K MATT BAHR
P LEE JOHNSON
RE CARL HAIRSTON
NT BOB GOLIC
LE REGGIE CAMP
LB LUCIUS SANFORD
LB EDDIE JOHNSON
LB MIKE JOHNSON
LB CLAY MATTHEWS
CB HANFORD DIXON
CB F. MINNIFIELD

Denver Broncos

QB JOHN ELWAY
RB TONY DORSETT
WR RICKY NATTIEL
WR MARK JACKSON
TE CLARENCE KAY
LG KEITH BISHOP
C MIKE FREEMAN
RG S. HUMPHRIES
RT DAVE STUDDARD
KR KEN BELL
K RICH KARLIS
P MIKE HORAN
RE RULON JONES
NT GREG KRAGEN
LE F. GILBERT
LB SIMON FLETCHER
LB K. MECKLENBURG
LB RICKY HUNLEY
LB JIM RYAN
CB MIKE HARDEN
SS DENNIS SMITH

Seattle Seahawks

QB DAVE KRIEG
RB CURT WARNER
WR STEVE LARGENT
WR DARYL TURNER
TE J. WILLIAMS
RG BRYAN MILLARD
C BLAIR BUSH
LG EDWIN BAILEY
LT RON MATTES
KR B. J. EDMONDS
K NORM JOHNSON
P R. RODRIGUEZ
RE JEFF BRYANT
NT JOE NASH
LE JACOB GREEN
LB TONY WOODS
LB FREDD YOUNG
LB BRIAN BOSWORTH
LB GREG GAINES
SS KENNY EASLEY
CB E. ROBINSON

L.A. Raiders

QB JAY SCHROEDER
RB BO JACKSON
RB MARCUS ALLEN
WR TIM BROWN
TE T. CHRISTENSEN
LG CHARLEY HANNAH
C DON MOSEBAR
RG DEAN MIRALDI
RT STEVE WRIGHT
KR TIM BROWN
K CHRIS BAHR
P STAN TALLEY
RE SEAN JONES
NT BILL PICKEL
LE HOWIE LONG
LB LINDEN KING
LB MATT MILLEN
LB JERRY ROBINSON
LB ROD MARTIN
CB MIKE HAYNES
FS VANN MCELROY

Washington Redskins

QB DOUG WILLIAMS
RB TIMMY SMITH
WR GARY CLARK
WR RICKY SANDERS
TE CLINT DIDIER
LG RUSS GRIMM
C JEFF BOSTIC
RG RC THIELEMANN
RT JOE JACOBY
KR DARRELL GREEN
K JESS ATKINSON
P STEVE COX
RE DEXTER MANLEY
LB NEAL OLKEWICZ
LE CHARLES MANN
LB W. MARSHALL
RT DARRYL GRANT
LT DAVE BUTZ
LB MEL KAUFMAN
CB BARRY WILBURN
CB DARRELL GREEN

San Francisco 49'ers

QB JOE MONTANA
RB ROGER CRAIG
WR MIKE WILSON
WR JERRY RICE
TE RUSS FRANCIS
LT JESSE SAPOLU
C RANDY CROSS
RG BRUCE COLLIE
RT HARRIS BARTON
KR D. CRAWFORD
K RAY WERSCHING
P MAX RUNAGER
RE DWAINE BOARD
NT MICHAEL CARTER
LE PETE KUGLER
LB MILT MCCOLL
LB JIM FAHNHORST
LB MIKE WALTER
LB KEENA TURNER
FS RONNIE LOTT
CB TIM MCKYER

Dallas Cowboys

QB DANNY WHITE
RB H. WALKER
WR MIKE RENFRO
WR KELVIN EDWARDS
TE DOUG COSBIE
LG NATE NEWTON
C TOM RAFFERTY
RG CRAWFORD KER
RT KEVIN GOGAN
KR ROBERT LAVETTE
K ROGER RUZEK
P MIKE SAXON
RE JIM JEFFCOAT
LB E. LOCKHART
LE ED JONES
LB JEFF ROHRER
RT RANDY WHITE
LT KEVIN BROOKS
LB MIKE HEGMAN
CB RON FRANCIS
FS MICHAEL DOWNS

N.Y. Giants

QB PHIL SIMMS
RB JOE MORRIS
WR LIONEL MANUEL
WR STACY ROBINSON
TE MARK BAVARO
LT BILL ARD
C BART OATES
RG DAMIAN JOHNSON
RT W. ROBERTS
KR PHIL MCCONKEY
K RAUL ALLEGRE
P SEAN LANDETA
RE L. MARSHALL
NT JIM BURT
LE GEORGE MARTIN
LB CARL BANKS
LB PEPPER JOHNSON
LB HARRY CARSON
LB L. TAYLOR
CB PERRY WILLIAMS
FS TERRY KINARD

Chicago Bears

QB JIM MCMAHON
RB WALTER PAYTON
WR WILLIE GAULT
WR RON MORRIS
TE CAP BOSO
LT JIM COVERT
C JAY HILGENBERG
RG MARK BORTZ
RT VAN HORNE
KR DENNIS GENTRY
K KEVIN BUTLER
P BRYAN WAGNER
RE RICHARD DENT
LB M. SINGLETARY
LE DAN HAMPTON
LB RON RIVERA
RT WILLIAM PERRY
LT S. MCMICHAEL
LB OTIS WILSON
FS DAVE DUERSON
SS TODD BELL

Minnesota Vikings

QB TOMMY KRAMER
RB DARRIN NELSON
WR ANTHONY CARTER
WR LEO LEWIS
TE STEVE JORDAN
LT DAVID HUFFMAN
C K. LOWDERMILK
RG GREG KOCH
RT TIM IRWIN
KR ANTHONY CARTER
K CHUCK NELSON
P GREG COLEMAN
RE CHRIS DOLEMAN
LB SCOTT STUDWELL
LE DOUG MARTIN
LB JESSE SOLOMON
RT KEITH MILLARD
LT HENRY THOMAS
LB CHRIS MARTIN
SS JOEY BROWNER
CB W. HENDERSON