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Wednesday, January 17, 2001
Updated: January 13, 11:54 AM ET
MVP Swann Super in Steelers win

By Larry Schwartz
Special to

Jan. 18, 1976

Two weeks ago, in the AFC championship game, Lynn Swann was carried off the field with a concussion, knocked woozy by a vicious Oakland Raider hit. Today, the acrobatic Pittsburgh wide receiver catches four passes for 161 yards and is named MVP after the Steelers' 21-17 victory over the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl X in Miami.

Among Swann's receptions are a magnificent 53-yarder, with Swann catching the ball as he is tumbling to the ground with a Dallas defender draped around his pads in the second quarter. Swann's 64-yard touchdown catch of a Terry Bradshaw pass in the fourth quarter boosts the Steelers' lead to 21-10.

"I looked at the films of me being carried off and I was limper than a piece of spaghetti," Swann says. "I made a vow then I'd play. Somehow, some way. And now, hey, this is the game ball, and it's mine. The Super Bowl game ball. How about that?"