LOOK: Every Super Bowl MVP from I to LIV

Mark Lane
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Super Bowl I — QB Bart Starr

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Starr completed 16 passes on 23 attempts for 250 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in the Green Bay Packers' 35-10 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in the first AFL-NFL World Championship Game.

Super Bowl II — QB Bart Starr

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Starr followed up his MVP performance from a year ago going 13-of-24 for 202 yards and a touchdown in the 33-14 win over the Oakland Raiders.

Super Bowl III — QB Joe Namath

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Broadway Joe led the New York Jets to a 16-7 win over the NFL champion Baltimore Colts, completing 17 passes on 28 attempts for 206 yards.

Super Bowl IV — QB Len Dawson

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Dawson was efficient, completing 12 passes on 17 attempts for 142 yards, a touchdown, and an interception as the Kansas City Chiefs dominated the Minnesota Vikings 23-7.

Super Bowl V — LB Chuck Howley

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Who else would be the MVP from the sloppiest Super Bowl than a defender from the losing team? Howley picked off two passes and forced a fumble for the Cowboys, who lost 16-13 to the Baltimore Colts.

Super Bowl VI — QB Roger Staubach

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Staubach led the Dallas Cowboys to their first Super Bowl win, going 12-of-19 for 119 yards, two touchdowns, and a 115.9 passer rating.

Super Bowl VII — S Jake Scott

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Scott picked off two passes to help the '72 Dolphins stay perfect with a 14-7 win over Washington.

Super Bowl VIII — RB Larry Csonka

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Csonka provided 145 yards and two touchdowns on 33 carries as the Dolphins beat the Vikings 24-7.

Super Bowl IX — RB Franco Harris

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Harris rushed 34 times for 158 yards and a touchdown to give the Steelers their first Super Bowl win, 16-6 over the Vikings.

Super Bowl X — WR Lynn Swann

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The Raiders may have knocked Swann out in the AFC title game, but he was lights out against the Cowboys with four catches for 161 yards and a touchdown in the 21-17 title defense victory.

Super Bowl XI — WR Fred Biletnikoff

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Biletnikoff caught four passes for 79 yards as the Raiders beat the Vikings 32-14.

Super Bowl XII — DT Randy White (left), DE Harvey Martin (right)

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The key members of the Doomsday II defense demolished the Denver Broncos with 156 yards total offense and eight turnovers. Dallas won the first Big Game in the Superdome 27-10.

Super Bowl XIII — QB Terry Bradshaw

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Bradshaw was more than a bus driver; he was the bus as he went 17-of-30 for 318 yards, four touchdowns, and an interception in the 35-31 win over the Cowboys.

Super Bowl XIV — QB Terry Bradshaw

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Bradshaw had another 300-yard performance in the Super Bowl a year later, going 14-of-21 for 309, two touchdowns, and three interceptions as Pittsburgh defended their title 31-19.

Super Bowl XV — QB Jim Plunkett

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The Patriots draft bust was exemplary completing 13 passes on 21 attempts for 261 yards and three touchdowns as Oakland beat the Eagles 27-10.

Super Bowl XVI — QB Joe Montana

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Montana completed 14 passes on 22 attempts for 157 yards and a touchdown as the 49ers beat the Bengals 26-21.

Super Bowl XVII — RB John Riggins

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Riggins took 38 carries for 166 yards and a touchdown as Washington beat the Dolphins 27-17.

Super Bowl XVIII — RB Marcus Allen

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Allen ran away with the night as he carried 20 times for 191 yards and two touchdowns.

Super Bowl XIX — QB Joe Montana

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Montana completed 24 passes on 35 attempts for 331 yards and three touchdowns as the 15-1 49ers outclassed the 14-2 Dolphins 38-16.

Super Bowl XX — DE Richard Dent

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Dent produced 1.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and a pass breakup in the Bears' 46-10 demolition of the Patriots.

Super Bowl XXI — QB Phil Simms

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Simms went 22-of-25 for 268 yards and three touchdowns and a 150.9 passer rating as New York overcame the Broncos 39-20.

Super Bowl XXII — QB Doug Williams

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Williams broke barriers with his 18-of-29 for 340 yards and four touchdowns and an interception as Washington thumped Denver 42-10.

Super Bowl XXIII — WR Jerry Rice

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Rice caught 11 passes for 215 yards and a touchdown as the 49ers edged the Bengals 20-16.

Super Bowl XXIV — QB Joe Montana

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Montana was deadly with five touchdown passes as he completed 22 passes on 29 attempts for 297 yards in a 55-10 humiliation of the Broncos.

Super Bowl XXV — RB Ottis Anderson

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You couldn't have "wide right" without the Giants doing something. Anderson leading the ground attack with 21 carries for 102 yards and a touchdown kept the Bills offense sidelined in New York's 20-19 win.

Super Bowl XXVI — QB Mark Rypien

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The Canadian went 18-of-33 for 292 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in Washington's 37-24 win over the Bills.

Super Bowl XXVII — QB Troy Aikman

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Aikman lit up the Bills with a 140.7 passer rating as he completed 22 passes on 30 attempts for 273 yards and four touchdowns in Dallas' 52-17 win.

Super Bowl XXVIII — RB Emmitt Smith

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Smith rushed 30 times for 132 yards and two touchdowns as the Cowboys defended their Super Bowl title 30-13 against Buffalo.

Super Bowl XXIX — QB Steve Young

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Young completed 24 passes on 36 attempts for 325 yards and six touchdowns as San Francisco added their fifth Super Bowl win with a 49-26 victory over San Diego.

Super Bowl XXX — CB Larry Brown

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Some would argue the Cowboys' MVP was actually Steelers quarterback Neil O'Donnell, who threw the two interceptions right to Brown. The takeaways helped Dallas finally beat Pittsburgh in the Big Game, 27-17.

Super Bowl XXXI — KR Desmond Howard

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Howard returned four kicks for 151 yards and a touchdown in the Packers' 35-21 win over the Patriots. Never mind that a future Hall of Fame defensive end had 3.0 sacks.

Super Bowl XXXII — RB Terrell Davis

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Davis was the engine that drove Denver to its first Super Bowl victory with 30 carries for 157 yards and three touchdowns in the 31-24 victory over Green Bay.

Super Bowl XXXIII — QB John Elway

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Elway picked up the MVP at last going 18-of-29 for 336 yards, a touchdown, and an interception in the Broncos' 34-19 win over the Falcons.

Super Bowl XXXIV — QB Kurt Warner

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How could you go with anyone other than Warner? The former Arena Football quarterback went 24-of-45 for 414 yards and two touchdowns in St. Louis' 23-16 win over the Titans.

Super Bowl XXXV — LB Ray Lewis

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Lewis tallied five combined tackles and four pass breakups as the Ravens dismantled the Giants 34-7.

Super Bowl XXXVI — QB Tom Brady

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Brady earned his first Super Bowl MVP completing 16-of-27 for 145 yards and a touchdown as the Patriots upset the Rams 20-17.

Super Bowl XXXVII — S Dexter Jackson

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Jackson picked off two Raiders passes, batted away another, and collected three combined tackles as Tampa Bay dominated 48-21.

Super Bowl XXXVIII — QB Tom Brady

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Tom Terrific completed 32 passes on 48 attempts for 354 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception as the Patriots edged the Panthers 32-29.

Super Bowl XXXIX — WR Deion Branch

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Branch caught 11 passes for 133 yards as New England won their third Super Bowl in four seasons with a 24-21 victory over Philadelphia.

Super Bowl XL — WR Hines Ward

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Ward caught five passes for 123 yards and a touchdown as the wild-card Steelers grounded the Seahawks 21-10.

Super Bowl XLI — QB Peyton Manning

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Manning didn't let the Miami rain bother him as he completed 25 passes on 38 attempts for 247 yards, a touchdown, and an interception in the Colts' 29-17 victory over Chicago.

Super Bowl XLII — QB Eli Manning

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Imagine how Archie Manning must have felt after seeing his youngest son win the Super Bowl MVP, too. Eli rendered the Patriots' perfect season imperfect for all time as he went 19-of-34 for 255 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in the improbable 17-14 win.

Super Bowl XLIII — WR Santonio Holmes

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Holmes had one of the most memorable Super Bowl catches, just one of his nine for 131 yards and a game-winning touchdown the led Pittsburgh past the Cardinals 27-23.

Super Bowl XLIV — QB Drew Brees

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Brees was efficient, going 32-of-39 for 288 yards and two touchdowns in New Orleans' 31-17 win over the Colts.

Super Bowl XLV — QB Aaron Rodgers

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Rodgers picked up the MVP completing 24 passes on 39 attempts for 304 yards and a touchdown as the Packers held off the Steelers 31-25 at Cowboys Stadium.

Super Bowl XLVI — QB Eli Manning

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When Manning is up for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, voters will have to consider this 30-of-40 for 296 yards and a touchdown effort against the Patriots carefully. Eli was instrumental in New York knocking off New England for a second time in the Big Game, 21-17.

Super Bowl XLVII — QB Joe Flacco

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The former 2008 first-round pick finally led Baltimore to a Super Bowl, 34-31 over the 49ers, and completed 22 passes on 33 attempts for 287 yards and three touchdowns.

Super Bowl XLVIII — LB Malcolm Smith

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The 2011 seventh-round pick had 10 combined tackles, an interception, returned for a touchdown, and a fumble recovery in the Seahawks 43-8 embarrassment of the Broncos.

Super Bowl XLIX — QB Tom Brady

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Brady completed 37 passes on 50 attempts for 328 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions in New England's 28-24 victory over the Seahawks that was no doubt deflating for Seattle fans.

Super Bowl 50 — LB Von Miller

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Miller had six combined tackles, 2.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles as the Denver defense strangled the Panthers 24-10.

Super Bowl LI — QB

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Brady and the Patriots never gave up, and the ultimate quarterback picked up the MVP going 43-of-62 for 466 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in New England's 34-28 overtime victory over the Falcons.

Super Bowl LII — QB Nick Foles

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In a track meet of a Super Bowl, Foles earned the MVP completing 28 passes for 43 yards, 373 yards, three touchdowns, an interception, and caught a 1-yard touchdown of his own in the 41-33 victory.

Super Bowl LIII — WR Julian Edelman

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The wideout caught 10 passes for 141 yards and rushed once for eight yards as New England beat Los Angeles 13-3.

Super Bowl LIV — QB Patrick Mahomes

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The league MVP from a season ago collected the Super Bowl MVP going 26-of-42 for 286 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Chiefs' 31-20 victory over the 49ers.