Super Bowl Record: Most Receiving Touchdowns in Super Bowl History
The NFL's annual Super Bowl is one of the biggest stages in all of professional sports. With more than 100 million viewers tuning in around the globe, it's an opportunity for athletes to cement their legacies under the brightest of lights.
Super Bowl 56 will be no different with an exciting matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams. One way for some players to etch their lasting mark is by going after some Super Bowl records. Let's dive into the record for most receiving touchdowns in a Super Bowl.
Who Has the Most Sacks in a Super Bowl?
The current Super Bowl receiving touchdowns record is held by former three-time champion and perhaps the greatest wide receiver of all-time, Jerry Rice. Rice spent time with four organizations during his illustrious NFL career, however, he's most well-known for his 15-year stint with the San Francisco 49ers, with whom he set the record with three receiving TDs.
Rice recorded three receiving touchdowns in a Super Bowl twice in his career. He caught three TD passes against the Denver Broncos at Super Bowl XXIV (24) in a dominant 55-10 49ers win. He then caught a trio of touchdowns again against the San Diego Chargers at Super Bowl XXIX (29), resulting in a 49-26 victory for San Franciso.
Most Receiving Touchdowns in a Super Bowl
1. Jerry Rice, San Francisco 49ers vs. Denver Broncos — Super Bowl XXIV — 3 receiving touchdowns
2. Jerry Rice, San Francisco 49ers vs. San Diego Chargers — Super Bowl XXIX — 3 receiving touchdowns
3. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles — Super Bowl LII — 2 receiving touchdowns
4. Rob Gronkowski, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Kansas City Chiefs — Super Bowl LV — 2 receiving touchdowns
5. Greg Jennings, Green Bay Packers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers — Super Bowl XLV — 2 receiving touchdowns
6. Keenan McCardell, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Oakland Raiders — Super Bowl XXXVII — 2 receiving touchdowns
7. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers — Super Bowl XLIII — 2 receiving touchdowns
8. Antonio Freeman, Green Bay Packers vs. Denver Broncos — Super Bowl XXXII — 2 receiving touchdowns
9. Ricky Watters, San Francisco 49ers vs. San Diego Chargers — Super Bowl XXIX — 2 receiving touchdowns
10. Michael Irvin, Dallas Cowboys vs. Buffalo Bills — Super Bowl XXVII — 2 receiving touchdowns
Which Team Recorded the Most Receiving Touchdowns in Super Bowl?
The 1994 San Francisco 49ers own the team record for receiving touchdowns recorded in a Super Bowl. San Francisco recorded six receiving touchdowns against the San Diego Chargers in Super Bowl XXIX on Sunday, Jan. 29, 1995. The 49ers did end up winning that contest, 49-26.
The Los Angeles Rams' Cooper Kupp and Cincinnati Bengals' Ja'Marr Chase are names to watch out for in Super Bowl LVI. Kupp paced the NFL with 16 touchdowns during the regular season and has hauled in another four since the postseason began.
Chase led the Bengals with 13 receiving touchdowns this past season and has recorded one more during Cincinnati's playoff run.
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