The player who won Super Bowl MVP the year you were born

Focus on Sport/Getty ImagesEvery Super Bowl tells a story, as every year one player stands above the rest to win MVP.
  • From legendary performances by football’s forefathers, to Tom Brady’s two decades of dominance, tracking the Super Bowl MVP from year to year tells the story of the NFL pretty clearly.
  • INSIDER reviewed every MVP dating back to Super Bowl I in 1967 to break down each performance.
  • Check out the Super Bowl moment from the year you were born below and read all of our coverage of Super Bowl LIII here.


1967: Bart Starr, QB, Green Bay Packers

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Final score: Packers 35, Chiefs 10

MVP stat line: 16/23, 250 yards passing, two touchdowns, one interception


1968: Bart Starr, QB, Green Bay Packers

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Final score: Packers 33, Raiders 14

MVP stat line: 13/24, 202 yards passing, one touchdown


1969: Joe Namath, QB, New York Jets

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Final score: Jets 16, Colts 7

MVP stat line: 17/28, 206 yards passing


1970: Len Dawson, QB, Kansas City Chiefs

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Final score: Chiefs 23, Vikings 7

MVP stat line: 12/17, 142 yards passing, one touchdown, one interception


1971: Chuck Howley, LB, Dallas Cowboys

Final score: Colts 16, Cowboys 13

MVP stat line: Two interceptions


1972: Roger Staubach, QB, Dallas Cowboys

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Final score: Cowboys 24, Dolphins 3

MVP stat line: 12/19, 119 yards passing, two touchdowns


1973: Jake Scott, S, Miami Dolphins

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Final score: Dolphins 14, Redskins 7

MVP stat line: Two interceptions


1974: Larry Csonka, RB, Miami Dolphins

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Final score: Dolphins 24, Vikings 7

MVP stat line: 145 rushing yards, two touchdowns


1975: Franco Harris, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers

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Final score: Steelers 16, Vikings 6

MVP stat line: 158 rushing yards, one touchdown


1976: Lynn Swann, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

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Final score: Steelers 21, Cowboys 17

MVP stat line: Four receptions, 161 receiving yards, one touchdown


1977: Fred Biletnikoff, WR, Oakland Raiders

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Final score: Raiders 32, Vikings 14

MVP stat line: Four receptions, 79 receiving yards


1978: Harvey Martin, DE, Randy White, DT, Dallas Cowboys

Final score: Cowboys 27, Broncos 10

MVP stat line: Three combined sacks


1979: Terry Bradshaw, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers

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Final score: Steelers 35, Cowboys 31

MVP stat line: 17/30, 318 yards passing, four touchdowns, one interception


1980: Terry Bradshaw, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers

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Final score: Steelers 31, Rams 19

MVP stat line: 14/21, 309 yards passing, two touchdowns, three interceptions


1981: Jim Plunkett, QB, Oakland Raiders

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Final score: Raiders 27, Eagles 10

MVP stat line: 13/21, 261 yards passing, three touchdowns


1982: Joe Montana, QB, San Francisco 49ers

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Final score: 49ers 26, Bengals 21

MVP stat line: 14/22, 157 yards passing, one touchdown


1983: John Riggins, RB, Washington Redskins

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Final score: Redskins 27, Dolphins 17

MVP stat line: 166 rushing yards, one touchdown


1984: Marcus Allen, RB, Los Angeles Raiders

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Final score: Raiders 38, Redskins 9

MVP stat line: 191 rushing yards, two touchdowns


1985: Joe Montana, QB, San Francisco 49ers

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Final score: 49ers 38, Dolphins 16

MVP stat line: 24/35, 331 yards passing, three touchdowns


1986: Richard Dent, DE, Chicago Bears

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Final score: Bears 46, Patriots 10

MVP stat line: Two sacks


1987: Phil Simms, QB, New York Giants

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Final score: Giants 39, Broncos 20

MVP stat line: 22/25, 268 yards passing, three touchdowns


1988: Doug Williams, QB, Washington Redskins

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Final score: Redskins 42, Broncos 10

MVP stat line: 18/29, 340 yards passing, four touchdowns, one interception


1989: Jerry Rice, WR, San Francisco 49ers

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Final score: 49ers 20, Bengals 16

MVP stat line: 11 receptions, 215 receiving yards, one touchdown


1990: Joe Montana, QB, San Francisco 49ers

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Final score: 49ers 55, Broncos 10

MVP stat line: 22/29, 297 yards passing, five touchdowns


1991: Ottis Anderson, RB, New York Giants

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Final score: Giants 20, Bills 19

MVP stat line: 102 rushing yards, one touchdown


1992: Mark Rypien, QB, Washington Redskins

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Final score: Redskins 37, Bills 24

MVP stat line: 18/33, 292 yards passing, two touchdowns, one interception


1993: Troy Aikman, QB, Dallas Cowboys

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Final score: Cowboys 52, Bills 17

MVP stat line: 22/30, 273 yards passing, four touchdowns


1994: Emmitt Smith, RB, Dallas Cowboys

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Final score: Cowboys 30, Bills 13

MVP stat line: 132 rushing yards, two touchdowns


1995: Steve Young, QB, San Francisco 49ers

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Final score: 49ers 49, Chargers 26

MVP stat line: 24/36, 325 yards passing, six touchdowns


1996: Larry Brown, CB, Dallas Cowboys

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Final score: Cowboys 27, Steelers 17

MVP stat line: Two interceptions


1997: Desmond Howard, KR/PR, Green Bay Packers

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Final score: Packers 35, Patriots 21

MVP stat line: 99-yards kickoff return touchdown


1998: Terrell Davis, RB, Denver Broncos

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Final score: Broncos 31, Packers 24

MVP stat line: 157 rushing yards, three touchdowns


1999: John Elway, QB, Denver Broncos

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Final score: Broncos 34, Falcons 19

MVP stat line: 18/29, 336 yards passing, one touchdown, one interception


2000: Kurt Warner, QB, St. Louis Rams

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Final score: Rams 23, Titans 16

MVP stat line: 24/45, 414 yards passing, two touchdowns


2001: Ray Lewis, LB, Baltimore Ravens

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Final score: Ravens 34, Giants 7

MVP stat line: Five tackles


2002: Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots

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Final score: Patriots 20, Rams 17

MVP stat line: 16/27, 145 passing yards, one touchdown


2003: Dexter Jackson, S, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Final score: Buccaneers 48, Raiders 21

MVP stat line: 18/34, 215 yards passing, two touchdowns, one interception


2004: Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots

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Final score: Patriots 32, Panthers 29

MVP stat line: 32/48, 345 yards passing, three touchdowns, one interception


2005: Deion Branch, WR, New England Patriots

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Final score: Patriots 24, Eagles 21

MVP stat line: 11 receptions, 133 receiving yards


2006: Hines Ward, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

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Final score: Steelers 21, Seahawks 10

MVP stat line: Five receptions, 123 receiving yards, one touchdown


2007: Peyton Manning, QB, Indianapolis Colts

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Final score: Colts 29, Bears 17

MVP stat line: 25/38, 247 yards passing, one touchdown, one interception


2008: Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants

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Final score: Giants 17, Patriots 14

MVP stat line: 19/34, 255 yards passing, two touchdowns, one interception


2009: Santonio Holmes, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

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Final score: Steelers 27, Cardinals 23

MVP stat line: Nine receptions, 131 receiving yards, one touchdown


2010: Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints

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Final score: Saints 31, Colts 17

MVP stat line: 32/39, 288 yards passing, two touchdowns


2011: Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers

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Final score: Packers 31, Steelers 25

MVP stat line: 24/39, 304 yards passing, three touchdowns


2012: Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants

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Final score: Giants 21, Patriots 17

MVP stat line: 30/40, 296 yards passing, one touchdown


2013: Joe Flacco, QB, Baltimore Ravens

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Final score: Ravens 34, 49ers 31

MVP stat line: 22/33, 287 yards passing, three touchdowns


2014: Malcolm Smith, LB, Seattle Seahawks

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Final score: Seahawks 43, Broncos 8

MVP stat line: 10 combined tackles, one interception returned for a touchdown, one fumble recovery


2015: Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots

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Final score: Patriots 28, Seahawks 24

MVP stat line: 37/50, 328 yards passing, four touchdowns, two interceptions


2016: Von Miller, LB, Denver Broncos

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Final score: Broncos 24, Panthers 10

MVP stat line: Six combined tackles, two forced fumbles


2017: Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots

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Final score: Patriots 34, Falcons 28

MVP stat line: 43/62, 466 yards passing, two touchdowns, one interception


2018: Nick Foles, QB, Philadelphia Eagles

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Final score: Eagles 41, Patriots 33

MVP stat line: 28/43, 373 yards passing, three touchdowns, one interception, one receiving touchdown


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