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Then: In Oakland’s 32-14 Super Bowl win over Minnesota, Biletnikoff made four catches for 79 yards. Three set up touchdowns. 

XII – RANDY WHITE and HARVEY MARTIN (deceased 2001)

Defensive linemen, Dallas Cowboys

Game played Jan. 15, 1978

Now: White, who was named MVP the only time the award was shared, is a spokesman for Smoky Mountain Snuff. His late teammate and co-MVP established the Harvey Martin Dream Foundation with his sister before his death. The mission of the foundation, based in DeSoto, Texas, is to improve the educational experience of marginal minority high school students.

Then: White and Martin wreaked havoc along the line of scrimmage and while rushing the passer against Denver, forcing the Broncos into eight turnovers in Dallas’s 27-10 Super Bowl victory. It is the only time two players have shared MVP honors.


QB Pittsburgh Steelers

Games played Jan. 21, 1979 and Jan. 20, 1980

Now: Bradshaw is a studio analyst on “Fox NFL Sunday.”  He also has recorded country and gospel music.

Then: In Super Bowl XIII, Bradshaw threw for four touchdowns and 318 yards in a 35-31 shootout with Dallas. The next year he copped the award again by throwing two more touchdown passes, to bring his total to nine, as Pittsburgh beat the Los Angeles Rams, 31-19.


QB, Oakland Raiders

Game played Jan. 25, 1981

Now: Plunkett does radio and TV work for Raiders’ postgame and highlight shows, and owns a beer distributorship in Stockton, Calif.

Then: Plunkett threw for 261 yards and three touchdowns as Oakland beat Philadelphia, 27-10, to become the first wild-card team to win the Super Bowl.


QB San Francisco 49ers

Games played Jan. 24, 1982; Jan. 20, 1985; and Jan. 28, 1990;

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