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Super Bowl fun facts

Get ready for Super Bowl 50 with these fun historical Super Bowl facts and figures.

MVPs on D

Before Malcolm Smith of the Seattle Seahawks was
Photo Credit: AP / Matt Slocum

Before Malcolm Smith of the Seattle Seahawks was named the MVP in Super Bowl XLVIII, the last defensive player to win a Super Bowl MVP trophy was Dexter Jackson of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII. Only nine defensive players have ever won the award.

Biggest loser

The Broncos have the record for most Super
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The Broncos have the record for most Super Bowl losses with five. The Bills, Vikings and Patriots are right behind with four each.

Always the runner-up

The Titans, Chargers, Panthers, Falcons, Cardinals, Eagles, Bengals,
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The Titans, Chargers, Panthers, Falcons, Cardinals, Eagles, Bengals, Vikings and Bills have appeared in a Super Bowl, but never won.

Most appearances

The Steelers, Cowboys, Patriots and Broncos are tied
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The Steelers, Cowboys, Patriots and Broncos are tied at the top with eight Super Bowl appearances each.

Tom Brady's bunch

Tom Brady holds the record for the most
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Tom Brady holds the record for the most Super Bowl starts by a quarterback with six. Brady is 4-2 in Super Bowls.

Steelers lead the way

The Steelers have the most Super Bowl wins
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The Steelers have the most Super Bowl wins with six. The Cowboys and 49ers each have five Super Bowl wins.

NFC on top

The NFC representative has won 26 of the
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The NFC representative has won 26 of the 49 Super Bowls, including 13 straight from 1985-1997.

Bill Belichick, Don Shula lead pack

Bill Belichick is tied with Don Shula for
Photo Credit: AP / Patrick Semansky

Bill Belichick is tied with Don Shula for the most Super Bowl appearances by a coach with six.

Never been to the Bowl

The Lions, Browns, Jaguars and Texans have never
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The Lions, Browns, Jaguars and Texans have never appeared in a Super Bowl.

MVP QBs

Quarterbacks have won 27 Super Bowl MVPs, the
Photo Credit: AP / Bill Haber

Quarterbacks have won 27 Super Bowl MVPs, the most of any position. Five of the last six Super Bowl MVPs has been a quarterback (Tom Brady, Joe Flacco, Eli Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees).

From NCAA to NFL

Pete Carroll, Jimmy Johnson and Barry Switzer are
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Pete Carroll, Jimmy Johnson and Barry Switzer are the only coaches to win both an NCAA championship and Super Bowl. Carroll led USC past Oklahoma, 55-19, in 2005, but the Trojans were later forced to vacate the win.

Young gun

At 36, Mike Tomlin became the youngest head
Photo Credit: AP / David J. Phillip

At 36, Mike Tomlin became the youngest head coach to win a Super Bowl when the Pittsburgh Steelers came from behind to top the Arizona Cardinals, 27-23, in Super Bowl XLIII at the end of the 2008 season.

Devin Hester to the house

The Chicago Bears' Devin Hester is the only
Photo Credit: AP / Alex Brandon

The Chicago Bears' Devin Hester is the only player to ever return the opening kickoff for a touchdown in the Super Bowl. Hester returned the opening kickoff 92 yards to the house in Super Bowl XLI against the Indianapolis Colts at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. The Colts ended up winning the game, 29-17.

Three-time MVPs

Joe Montana and Tom Brady are tied for
Photo Credit: AP / Lennox McLennon

Joe Montana and Tom Brady are tied for the most Super Bowl MVP awards with three each.

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