List of Running Backs to Win Super Bowl MVP

By David Hayes
Full list of running backs to win the Super Bowl MVP in NFL history.
Full list of running backs to win the Super Bowl MVP in NFL history. / Focus On Sport/Getty Images
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Though the Super Bowl MVP has been dominated by quarterback play, with 30 total winners playing that position, running back is tied with wide receiver for the second-most decorated position in Super Bowl MVP history, with seven each.

Here's a look at every running back ever to win the Super Bowl MVP honor in NFL history, including the year and Super Bowl played.

RBs to Win Super Bowl MVP

1. Larry Csonka (Miami Dolphins)

Super Bowl VIII – 1974

2. Franco Harris (Pittsburgh Steelers)

Super Bowl IX – 1975

3. John Riggins (Washington Redskins)

Super Bowl XVII – 1983

4. Marcus Allen (Los Angeles Raiders)

Super Bowl XVIII – 1984

5. Ottis Anderson (New York Giants)

Super Bowl XXV – 1991

6. Emmitt Smith (Dallas Cowboys)

Super Bowl XXVIII – 1998

7. Terrell Davis (Denver Broncos)

Super Bowl XXXVII – 2003


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