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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
The Super Bowl: Did you know?
By Bob Carter
Special to ESPN Classic

ESPN Classic takes a look at some odd, unusual or unique Super Bowl facts. Did you know that...

  • Miami fullback Larry Csonka's fumble in Super Bowl VI (1972) was his first of the season.

  • There has been one player to rush for 200 yards in a game (Washington's Timmy Smith, 204 in 1988), one to amass 200 yards in receptions (San Francisco's Jerry Rice, 215 in 1989) and one to throw for 400 yards (St. Louis' Kurt Warner, 414 in 2000).

  • Don Shula was the only head coach in six Super Bowls, one with Baltimore and five with Miami.

  • San Francisco's Jerry Rice is the only player to score three touchdowns in a game twice (1990, 1995).

  • The Super Bowl was originally called the "AFC-NFC World Championship Game."

  • Super Bowl V (Baltimore-Dallas, 1971) in the Orange Bowl was the first played on artificial turf.

  • Linebacker Ken Norton Jr. is the only player to win three straight Super Bowl championship rings (1993-94 with Dallas, 1995 with San Francisco).

  • Dallas receiver Percy Howard, a rookie from Austin Peay, caught a 34-yard touchdown pass in the 1976 game, the only reception of his NFL career.

  • There has never been a punt return in the Super Bowl for a touchdown. Five kickoff returns have gone for TDs.

  • Quarterbacks have been voted the Most Valuable Player in 18 of the 34 Super Bowls.

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