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The Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Award, or Super Bowl MVP, is an award presented annually to the most valuable player of the Super Bowl, the National Football League's (NFL) championship game. The winner is chosen by a fan vote during the game and by a panel of 16 American football writers and broadcasters who vote after the game. The media panel's ballots count for 80 percent of the vote tally, while the viewers' ballots make up the other 20 percent.[1] The game's viewing audience can vote on the Internet or by using cellular phones;[1] Super Bowl XXXV, held in 2001, was the first Super Bowl where fan voting was allowed.[2]

Since the first Super Bowl was held in 1967, the MVP award has been given to 41 players. From 1967 to 1989, the Super Bowl MVP was presented by SPORT magazine.[3] Bart Starr was the MVP of the first two Super Bowls. Since 1990, the award has been presented by the NFL.[3] At Super Bowl XXV, the league first awarded the Pete Rozelle Trophy, named after the former NFL commissioner, to the Super Bowl MVP.[4] Ottis Anderson was the first to win the trophy.[5] The most recent Super Bowl MVP was Tom Brady, who was named the most valuable player of Super Bowl XLIX, held on February 1, 2015.

Joe Montana and Tom Brady are the only players to have won three Super Bowl MVP awards; three others—Starr, Terry Bradshaw, and Eli Manning—have won the honor twice. The MVP has come from the winning team every year except 1971, when Dallas Cowboys linebacker Chuck Howley won the award despite the Cowboys' loss in Super Bowl V to the Baltimore Colts.[6] Harvey Martin and Randy White were named co-MVPs of Super Bowl XII, the only time co-MVPs have been chosen.[7] Including the Super Bowl XII co-MVPs, seven Cowboys players have won Super Bowl MVP awards, the most of any NFL team. Quarterbacks have earned the honor 24 times in 45 games. Mark Rypien and Hines Ward are the only players born outside the United States to earn the Super Bowl MVP; they were born in Canada and South Korea, respectively.[8] Roger Staubach, Jim Plunkett, Marcus Allen, and Desmond Howard are the only four players to have won the Super Bowl MVP and college football's Heisman Trophy.[9]

Table keyEdit

Denotes player who is still active in NFL
* Elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Player (#) Denotes the number of times the player has won the award.
Year Each year is linked to an article about that particular NFL season

WinnersEdit

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Year

[a]

Super Bowl Winner Team Position Ref.
1967 I Starr, BartBart Starr Template:Sup Green Bay Packers Quarterback [10]
1968 II Starr, BartBart Starr (2) Template:Sup Green Bay Packers Quarterback [11]
1969 III Namath, JoeJoe Namath Template:Sup New York Jets Quarterback [12]
1970 IV Dawson, LenLen Dawson Template:Sup Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback [13]
1971 V Howley, ChuckChuck Howley[b] Dallas Cowboys Linebacker [6]
1972 VI Staubach, RogerRoger Staubach Template:Sup Dallas Cowboys Quarterback [14]
1973 VII Scott, JakeJake Scott Miami Dolphins Safety [15]
1974 VIII Csonka, LarryLarry Csonka Template:Sup Miami Dolphins Running back [16]
1975 IX Harris, FrancoFranco Harris Template:Sup Pittsburgh Steelers Running back [17]
1976 X Swann, LynnLynn Swann Template:Sup Pittsburgh Steelers Wide receiver [18]
1977 XI Fred Biletnikoff Template:Sup Oakland Raiders Wide receiver [19]
1978 XII Harvey Martin[c] Dallas Cowboys Defensive end [20]
1978 XII Randy White[c] * Dallas Cowboys Defensive tackle [20]
1979 XIII Terry Bradshaw Template:Sup Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback [21]
1980 XIV Terry Bradshaw (2) Template:Sup Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback [22]
1981 XV Jim Plunkett Oakland Raiders Quarterback [23]
1982 XVI Joe Montana Template:Sup San Francisco 49ers Quarterback [24]
1983 XVII John Riggins Template:Sup Washington Redskins Running back [25]
1984 XVIII Marcus Allen Template:Sup Los Angeles Raiders Running back [26]
1985 XIX Joe Montana (2) Template:Sup San Francisco 49ers Quarterback [27]
1986 XX Richard Dent Template:Sup Chicago Bears Defensive end [28]
1987 XXI Phil Simms New York Giants Quarterback [29]
1988 XXII Doug Williams Washington Redskins Quarterback [30]
1989 XXIII Jerry Rice Template:Sup San Francisco 49ers Wide receiver [31]
1990 XXIV Joe Montana (3) Template:Sup San Francisco 49ers Quarterback [32]
1991 XXV Ottis Anderson New York Giants Running back [5]
1992 XXVI Mark Rypien Washington Redskins Quarterback [33]
1993 XXVII Troy Aikman Template:Sup Dallas Cowboys Quarterback [34]
1994 XXVIII Emmitt Smith Template:Sup Dallas Cowboys Running back [35]
1995 XXIX Steve Young Template:Sup San Francisco 49ers Quarterback [36]
1996 XXX Larry Brown Dallas Cowboys Cornerback [37]
1997 XXXI Desmond Howard Green Bay Packers Kick returner/
punt returner
[38]
1998 XXXII Terrell Davis Denver Broncos Running back [39]
1999 XXXIII John Elway Template:Sup Denver Broncos Quarterback [40]
2000 XXXIV Kurt Warner St. Louis Rams Quarterback [41]
2001 XXXV Ray Lewis Template:Sup Baltimore Ravens Linebacker [42]
2002 XXXVI Tom Brady Template:Sup New England Patriots Quarterback [43]
2003 XXXVII Dexter Jackson Tampa Bay Buccaneers Safety [44]
2004 XXXVIII Tom Brady (2) Template:Sup New England Patriots Quarterback [45]
2005 XXXIX Deion Branch Template:Sup New England Patriots Wide receiver [46]
2006 XL Hines Ward Template:Sup Pittsburgh Steelers Wide receiver [47]
2007 XLI Peyton Manning Template:Sup Indianapolis Colts Quarterback [48]
2008 XLII Eli Manning Template:Sup New York Giants Quarterback [49]
2009 XLIII Santonio Holmes Template:Sup Pittsburgh Steelers Wide receiver [50]
2010 XLIV Drew Brees Template:Sup New Orleans Saints Quarterback [51]
2011 XLV Aaron Rodgers Template:Sup Green Bay Packers Quarterback [52]
2012 XLVI Eli Manning (2) Template:Sup New York Giants Quarterback
2013 XLVII Joe Flacco Template:Sup Baltimore Ravens Quarterback
2014 XLVIII Malcolm Smith Template:Sup Seattle Seahawks Linebacker
2015 XLIX Tom Brady (3) Template:Sup New England Patriots Quarterback
2016 50 Von Miller Template:Sup Denver Broncos Linebacker

By teamEdit

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Team Total
Dallas Cowboys

[d]

7
Pittsburgh Steelers 6
San Francisco 49ers 5
Green Bay Packers 4
New England Patriots 4
New York Giants 4
Oakland-Los Angeles Raiders 3
Washington Redskins 3
Denver Broncos 3
Baltimore Ravens 2
Miami Dolphins 2
Chicago Bears 1
Indianapolis Colts 1
Kansas City Chiefs 1
New Orleans Saints 1
New York Jets 1
Seattle Seahawks 1
St. Louis Rams 1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1

By positionEdit

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Position Total
Quarterback 27
Running back 7
Wide receiver 6
Linebacker 4
Defensive end 2
Safety 2
Cornerback 1
Defensive tackle 1
Kick returner/punt returner 1

NotesEdit

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  • a The Super Bowl, played in January or February, ends the previous year's NFL season. For example, Super Bowl XLIII, held on February 1, 2009, ended the 2008 season.[53]
  • b Howley is the only player from a losing team to be named MVP of the Super Bowl.[6]
  • c1 c2 Harvey Martin and Randy White were named co-MVPs of Super Bowl XII, the only Super Bowl where co-MVPs were named.[20]
  • d The Cowboys' total includes the co-MVPs of Super Bowl XII as two different recipients.

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