Super Bowl XXXI
The first and only special team player named MVP. The former Heisman winner tied a Super Bowl record with 244 yards on punt and kickoff returns, including a 99-yard kickoff for a score after the Patriots had narrowed Green Bay's lead to 27-21 in the third quarter.
Super Bowl XXIV
Joe Montana became the first player ever to win Super Bowl MVP honors for a third time, throwing for 297 yards and a then Super Bowl record five touchdowns, while also rushing for 15 yards as the 49ers defeated the Denver Broncos 55-10, the most lopsided score in Super Bowl history.
Super Bowl XXIII
While this interesting contest is best remembered for its ending - 49ers' QB Joe Montana's 92-yard drive ended with a 10-yard TD toss to WR John Taylor with :34 remaining - it was Rice that set the table, setting a Super Bowl record with 215 yards receiving, while his 11 catches remains tied for the most in a Super Bowl. Rice also scored the Niners' first touchdown in the 20-16 win.
Super Bowl XXVII
Don Shula's "Killer Bees" defense couldn't stop Riggins, who rumbled for 166 yards and a memorable 43-yard TD run after breaking the tackle attempted by Dolphins' DB Don McNeal on his way to MVP honors. Riggins also set a Super Bowl record with 38 carries in Washington's 27-17 victory.
Super Bowl XXI
With just under two minutes remaining in the first half and his team trailing Denver 10-9, Simms overthrew TE Mark Bavaro on third down. That toss would be his last misfire of the day as the Giants' signal-caller hit on 22-of-25 passes for 268 yards and three touchdowns in the Big Blue's 39-20 triumph. Simms' amazing accuracy rate (88%) remains a postseason record for one game.
Super Bowl XXII
It remains a Super Bowl record and one of the great Super Bowl one-hit wonders. A rookie and fifth-round draft choice, Smith rushed for a record 204 yards and two touchdowns on just 22 carries as Joe Gibbs' team won 42-10.
Super Bowl X
The Pittsburgh wideout and the game's MVP would pull down four passes for 161 yards, including the game-winning 64-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter as Pittsburgh held off the Cowboys, 21-17.
Super Bowl XXVIII
Cowboys' RB Emmitt Smith ran for 132 yards and two TDs in capturing MVP honors, but Dallas' opportunistic free safety totaled 11 tackles, forced a fumble, intercepted a Jim Kelly pass and scooped up a Thurman Thomas fumble early in the fourth quarter, running 46 yards for a score that tied the game at 13-13 and set the Cowboys in motion for a 30-13 win.
Super Bowl XXII
While he started the season backing up Jay Schroeder, the former Buccaneer got the nod for Joe Gibbs' club down the stretch. Down 10-0 in the first quarter and nursing a twisted knee that sidelined him for a play, Williams keyed an attack that piled up 35 points - including four touchdown passes from Williams - and 356 yards in the second quarter alone as the 'Skins rolled, 42-10.
Super Bowl XXIX
The "monkey" was certainly off the back for the future Hall of Famer, completing 24-of-36 passes for 325 yards and a Super Bowl record six scores to earn MVP honors as the Niners crushed San Diego, 49-26, and became the first franchise to win five Super Bowls.