Wednesday, January 17, 2001
Updated: January 13, 11:54 AM ET
MVP Swann Super in Steelers win
By Larry Schwartz
Special to ESPN.com
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?"