It's the biggest game of the year! It is viewed by MILLIONS of people and every player will tell you it's the greatest stage of their professional football career! Now... are they strong enough, fast enough, and tough enough to be named the Most Valuable Player of this amazing game? And are YOU smart enough to ace this quiz? It's time to see if you have what it takes to recognize the greatest Super Bowl players of all time. Rita! Omaha! Set, set, set, HIKE!
Did you know that the Super Bowl MVP award is chosen by a fan vote during the game, as well as a panel of 16 football writers and broadcasters who vote after the game? Now, we all know that each player has good days on the field, and the not-so-good, aka horrible, days on the field. But when their good day comes on the same day as the Super Bowl? Well, that is a surefire recipe for earning the coveted title of MVP.
It's coveted because the Super Bowl MVP club is small. It's distinguished, and only the best of the best are voted in. From Bart Starr to Nick Foles, and several Tom Bradys in between, the MVP award makes the Super Bowl win that much sweeter!
So, are you ready to run down the tunnel and score big on this quiz? It's time to catch those spirals and make your mark in NFL history!
Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. was born on August 3, 1977. He is one of only two players to win 5 Super Bowls, and the only player to win them all with the same team - The New England Patriots!
Troy Aikman is a 3-time Super Bowl champion, and Super Bowl MVP of Super Bowl XXVII. He was drafted 1st overall in the 1989 NFL Draft.
Peyton Manning was born on March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He played 18 seasons in the NFL and won the Super Bowl twice. He was named Super Bowl MVP at Super Bowl XLI.
Joe Flacco was drafted in the 1st round of the NFL Draft in 2008 by the Baltimore Ravens. He has played with the team ever since and helped them win Super Bowl XLVII - when he also won MVP!
Terry Bradshaw was born on September 2, 1948. He played his entire career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, leading them to Super Bowl wins in Super Bowls IX, X, XIII and XIV. He was named MVP in Super Bowls XIII and XIV.
Phil Simms played his entire NFL career as a quarterback for the New York Giants from 1979 - 1993. He was named MVP of Super Bowl XXI.
John Elway played college football at Stanford and his entire 16-year professional career with the Denver Broncos from 1983 - 1998. He was named MVP of Super Bowl XXXIII.
Larry Brown played in the NFL from 1991 - 1995. He helped the Dallas Cowboys win Super Bowl XXX when he was also named MVP.
Desmond Howard was born on May 15, 1970 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was drafted in the 1st round in 1992 by the Washington Redskins. He was named MVP of Super Bowl XXXI.
Aaron Rodgers was born on December 2, 1983. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 2005. He was named MVP of Super Bowl XLV when the Packers beat the Steelers 31-25.
Emmitt Smith was a running back in the NFL from 1990 - 2004. He was named MVP of Super Bowl XXVIII.
Von Miller was selected 2nd by the Denver Broncos in the 1st round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Four years later, he was named MVP of Super Bowl 50!
Santonio Holmes was a wide receiver in the NFL from 2006 - 2017. He was named MVP of Super Bowl XLIII when the Steelers beat the Cardinals 27-23.
Ray Lewis was a middle linebacker who played his entire career with the Baltimore Ravens from 1996 - 2012. He was named MVP of Super Bowl XXXV when the Ravens crushed the Giants 34-7.
Lynn Swann was a wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1974 - 1982. He was named MVP of Super Bowl X. He served as Chairperson of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition under President George W. Bush from 2002 - 2005.
Jake Scott was a safety and punt returner in the NFL from 1970 - 1978. He played for the Miami Dolphins and the Washington Redskins. He was named MVP of Super Bowl VII.
Eli Manning was born on January 3, 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was drafted 1st overall in 2004 by the New York Giants. He has won the Super Bowl twice with the Giants and was named MVP both times - XLII and XLVI.
Doug Williams was a quarterback in the NFL from 1978 - 1989. He was named MVP of Super Bowl XXII when the Redskins crushed the Broncos 42 - 10.
Jim Plunkett was a 1st overall draft pick quarterback in the NFL from 1971 - 1986. He was named MVP of Super Bowl XV.
Mark Rypien was a quarterback in the NFL from 1986 - 2002. He was named MVP of Super Bowl XXVI when the Redskins beat the Bills 37-24.
Franco Harris was a fullback in the NFL from 1972 - 1984. He was named MVP of Super Bowl IX and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990.
Hines Ward was a wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1998 - 2011. He was named MVP of Super Bowl XL. Ward was born in South Korea!
Chuck Howley was a linebacker in the NFL for 15 seasons. He was named the MVP of Super Bowl V and is the only player on a losing team to receive the award!
Joe Montana was born in 1956 in New Eagle, Pennsylvania. He was a quarterback in the NFL for 16 seasons, playing mostly with the 49ers and then with the Chiefs. He was named MVP of Super Bowls XVI, XIX, and XXIV!
Harvey Martin was a defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys from 1973 - 1983. He was named MVP of Super Bowl XII when the Cowboys beat the Broncos 27-10.
Lawrence Richard "Larry" Csonka was a fullback in the NFL from 1968 - 1979. He was named MVP of Super Bowl VIII and a member of the Miami Dolphins during their perfect season of 1972!
Roger Staubach was born on February 5, 1942 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys from 1969 - 1979. He was named MVP of Super Bowl VI.
Malcolm Smith was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in 2011. He was named MVP of Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014 when the Seahawks defeated the Broncos 43-8.
John Riggins was a running back in the NFL from 1971 - 1986. He was nicknamed "The Diesel" and "Riggo". He was named MVP of Super Bowl XVII when the Redskins defeated the Dolphins 27 - 17.
Fred Biletnikoff was a wide receiver in the NFL from 1965 - 1980. He was a 4-time Pro-Bowler and was named MVP of Super Bowl XI in 1977.
Dexter Jackson was born on July 28, 1977 in Quincy, Florida. He played college football at Florida State and was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1999. He was named MVP of Super Bowl XXXVII.
Deion Branch was born in Albany, Georgia on July 18, 1979. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in 2002 after playing college football at Louisville. He was named MVP of Super Bowl XXXIX.
Joe Namath was a quarterback in the NFL from 1965 - 1977. He played for the New York Jets and the Los Angeles Rams. He was named MVP of Super Bowl III!
Len Dawson was born on June 20, 1935 in Alliance, Ohio. He attended Purdue University and was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1957 NFL Draft. He was named MVP of Super Bowl IV.
Steve Young was a quarterback in the NFL for 15 seasons. He is a 3-time Super Bowl Champion having been named MVP for Super Bowl XXIX.
Randy White was a defensive tackle and linebacker in the NFL from 1975 - 1988. He played his entire career with the Dallas Cowboys. In 1978, he was named co-MVP of Super Bowl XII - sharing the honor with Harvey Martin.
Marcus Allen was born on March 26, 1960 in San Diego, California. He was a running back in the NFL from 1982 - 1997. He was named MVP of Super Bowl XVIII.
Drew Brees was born on January 15, 1979 in Austin, Texas. He was drafted in 2001 by the San Diego Chargers and signed with the New Orleans Saints in 2006. He was named MVP of Super Bowl XLIV in 2010 when the Saints defeated the Colts 31-17.
Ottis Anderson was a running back in the NFL from 1979 - 1992. He was named MVP of Super Bowl XXV when the Giants defeated the Bills 20-19.
Jerry Rice was born in 1962 in Starkville, Mississippi. He played wide receiver in the NFL for 20 seasons. Rice was named MVP of Super Bowl XXIII and is often called the greatest wide receiver in NFL history.
Kurt Warner is considered one of the best undrafted NFL players of all time. He played quarterback for three different NFL teams and was named MVP of Super Bowl XXXIV when the Rams defeated the Titans 23-16 in 2000.
Richard Dent was a defensive end who played in the NFL from 1983 - 1997. He is a 2-time Super Bowl champion and was named MVP of Super Bowl XX.
Terrell Davis was born in 1972 in San Diego, California. He played his entire career with the Denver Broncos from 1995 - 2001. He was named MVP of Super Bowl XXXII.
Bryan Bartlett "Bart" Starr was born on January 9, 1934 in Montomery, Alabama. He played his entire NFL career with the Green Bay Packers from 1956 - 1971. He was named MVP of both Super Bowl I and II! The first ever!