Take a look at the most recent players who have been named the Super Bowl MVP.
Eli Manning was named MVP of Super Bowl XLVI on Feb. 5, 2012, after leading the New York Giants to a 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots. It marked Manning's second MVP crown.
Aaron Rodgers completed 24 of 39 passes for 304 yards and three touchdowns, leading the Green Bay Packers to a 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV on Feb. 6, 2011, and winning the MVP along the way.
Drew Brees led the New Orleans Saints to its first championship in Super Bowl XLIV on Feb. 7, 2010. Brees completed 32 of 39 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns on his way to the MVP award.
Santonio Holmes caught a game-winning touchdown to put the Pittsburgh Steelers over the top against the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII on Feb. 1, 2009.
Eli Manning led the New York Giants on an 83-yard final scoring drive to upset the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII on Feb. 3, 2008, passing for two touchdowns and 255 yards along the way.
Peyton Manning finally got his ring when he led the Colts to a victory over the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI on Feb. 4, 2007.
Hines Ward caught five passes for 123 yards and a touchdown in Pittsburgh's victory over Seattle in Super Bowl XL on Feb. 5, 2006, en route to being named the game's MVP.
Deion Branch helped the New England Patriots win their third NFL title in four seasons in Super Bowl XXXIX on Feb. 6, 2005.
Quarterback Tom Brady won his second MVP award -- and his second in three years -- when he led the New England Patriots to a victory over Carolina in Super Bowl XXXVIII on Feb. 1, 2004.
Safety Dexter Jackson helped Tampa Bay defeat Oakland in Super Bowl XXXVII on Jan. 26, 2003. Jackson recorded two interceptions en route to earning MVP honors, becoming just the second safety to ever win the honor.
Playing in the first Super Bowl after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the New England Patriots defeated the St. Louis Rams to win their first Super Bowl on Feb. 3, 2002. Brady, who set the Patriots up for the game-winning field goal, was named the MVP of Super Bowl XXXVI.
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, who made three solo tackles, two assists, and blocked four passes, led the Ravens to a 34-7 victory over the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV on Jan. 28, 2001, to become only the second linebacker to be named Super Bowl MVP after Chuck Howley in Super Bowl V.
Kurt Warner completed 24 out of 45 passes for 414 yards and two touchdowns to lead the St. Louis Rams over the Tennessee Titans 23-16 in Super Bowl XXXIV on Jan. 30, 2000. His 414 passing yards and 45 pass attempts without an interception were both Super Bowl records at the time and he became only the sixth player to win both the NFL Most Valuable Player Award and the Super Bowl MVP award during the same season.
In the final game of his career and his second straight Super Bowl, quarterback John Elway led the Denver Broncos to a 34-19 victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl XXXIII on Jan. 31, 1999. Elway completed 18 of 29 passes for 336 yards with one touchdown and also scored on a 3-yard rushing touchdown. At 38 years old, he became the oldest player to ever be named Super Bowl MVP.
On his way to being named Super Bowl XXXII MVP, Denver Broncos running back Terrell Davis ran for 157 yards and three touchdowns in leading the Broncos over the Green Bay Packers 31-24 on Jan. 25, 1998. The Broncos' first Super Bowl title came after the team had suffered through four previous Super Bowl losses.
Green Bay Packers kick and punt returner Desmond Howard became the first special teams player ever to be named Super Bowl MVP when he ran for a total of 154 kickoff return yards, and also recorded a Super Bowl record 90 punt return yards, in the Packers' 35-21 win over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI on Jan. 26, 1997. Howard tied Super Bowl records with his total return yards and combined net yards gained (both 244 yards), which included an also Super Bowl record 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
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