HOFers named Super Bowl MVP

Nineteen members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame have earned Most Valuable Player honors in a Super Bowl. Three of them -- Bart Starr (2), Terry Bradshaw (2), and Joe Montana (3) -- have earned the award more than once.

Bart Starr – QB – Green Bay Packers – MVP of Super Bowls I and II
I:
Completed 16 of 23 passes for 250 yards and 2 TDs (37 yards and 13 yards – both to Max McGee)
II: Completed 13 of 24 passes for 202 yards and 1 TD (62 yards to Boyd Dowler). Also rushed one time for 14 yards.

Joe Namath – QB – New York Jets – MVP of Super Bowl III
Completed 17 of 28 passes for 206 yards.

Len Dawson – QB – Kansas City Chiefs – MVP of Super Bowl IV
Completed 12 of 17 passes for 142 yards and 1 TD (46 yards to Otis Taylor). Also rushed 3 times for 11 yards.

Roger Staubach – QB – Dallas Cowboys – MVP of Super Bowl VI
Completed 12 of 19 passes for 119 yards and 2 TDs (7 yards to Lance Alworth and 7 yards to Mike Ditka). Also rushed 5 times for 18 yards.

Larry Csonka – RB – Miami Dolphins – MVP of Super Bowl VIII
Rushed 33 times for 145 yards and 2 TDs (5, 2).

Franco Harris – RB – Pittsburgh Steelers – MVP of Super Bowl IX
Rushed 34 times for 158 yards and 1 TD (9).


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Lynn Swann – WR – PITTSBURGH STEELERS – MVP OF SUPER BOWL X
Caught 4 passes for 161 yards and 1 TD (game-winning 64-yard TD reception from Terry Bradshaw).

Fred Biletnikoff – WR – Oakland Raiders – MVP of Super Bowl XI
Caught 4 passes for 79 yards.

Randy White – DT – Dallas Cowboys – Co-MVP of Super Bowl XII
Led defense that recovered four fumbles and intercepted four passes. Shared MVP honors with Harvey Martin.

Terry Bradshaw – QB – Pittsburgh Steelers – MVP of Super Bowls XIII and XIV
XIII:
Completed 17 of 30 passes for 318 yards and 4 TDs (28 yards and 75 yards to John Stallworth, 7 yards to Rocky Bleier, and 18 yards to Lynn Swann).
XIV: Completed 14 of 21 passes for 309 yards and 2 TDs (47 yards to Lynn Swann and 73 yards to John Stallworth). Also rushed 3 times for 9 yards.

Joe Montana – QB – San Francisco 49ers – MVP of Super Bowls XVI, XIX, and XXIV
XVI:
Completed 14 of 22 passes for 157 yards and 1 TD (11-yard pass to Earl Cooper). Also rushed 6 times for 18 yards and 1 TD (1).
XIX: Completed 24 of 35 passes for 331 yards and 3 TDs (33 yards to Carl Monroe, 8 yards and 16 yards to Roger Craig). Also rushed 5 times for 59 yards and 1 TD (6).
XXIV: Completed 22 of 29 passes for 297 yards and 5 TDs (20 yards, 38 yards, and 28 yards to Jerry Rice, 7 yards to Brent Jones, and 35 yards to John Taylor). Also rushed 2 times for 15 yards.

John Riggins – RB – Washington Redskins – MVP of Super Bowl XVII
Rushed 38 times for 166 yards and 1 TD (43). Also caught one pass for 15 yards.

Marcus Allen - RB - Los Angeles Raiders - MVP of Super Bowl XVIII
Rushed 20 times for 191 yards and 2 TDs (5, 74). Also caught 2 passes for 18 yards.

Richard Dent
- DE - Chicago Bears - MVP of Super Bowl XX
Recorded 3 tackels, 1.5 sacks, one pass defensed, and two forced fumbles.

Jerry Rice - WR - San Francisco 49ers - MVP of Super Bowl XXIII
Caught 11 passes for 215 yards, 1 TD (14-yard pass from Joe Montana).

Troy Aikman - QB - Dallas Cowboys - MVP of Super Bowl XXVII
Completed 22 of 30 passes for 273 yards and 4 TDs (23 yards to Jay Novacek, 19 and 18 yards to Michael Irvin, 45 yards to Alvin Harper). Also rushed for 28 yards on 3 attempts.

Emmitt Smith - RB - Dallas Cowboys, MVP of Super Bowl XXVIII
Rushed 30 times for 132 yards and 2 TDs (15, 1 yards). Also caught 4 passes for 26 yards.

Steve Young - QB - San Francisco 49ers - MVP of Super Bowl XXIX
Completed 24 of 36 passes for 325 yards and a record 6 touchdowns (44, 15, and 7 yards to Jerry Rice, 51 and 8 yards to Ricky Watters, 5 yards to William Floyd). Also rushed 5 times for a game-high 49 yards.

John Elway - QB - Denver Broncos - MVP of Super Bowl XXXIII
Completed 18 of 29 passes for 336 yards and one TD (80 yards to Rod Smith). Also rushed 3 times for 2 yards and one TD (3).


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