Now: The Notre Dame grad has dabbled in the northern California winery business in recent years. Days before this year’s Super Bowl, his former bachelor-pad condo in San Francisco from his playing days with the 49ers was put on the market.
Then: Montana led the 49ers to their first Super Bowl title by throwing for one TD, running for another, and leading several impressive scoring drives, including one of 92 yards, in a 26-21 win over Cincinnati. … In San Francisco’s 38-16 victory over Miami in SB XIX, Montana threw for a Super Bowl record 331 yards, completing three for touchdowns while also rushing for a TD. … His performance in SB XXIV made Montana the game’s MVP for an unmatched third time. In that game he set Super Bowl record with five touchdown passes in a lopsided 55-10 win over Denver.
XVII – JOHN RIGGINS
RB, Washington Redskins
Game played Jan. 30, 1983
Now: A passionate outdoorsman, Riggins is the host of “Riggo on the Range,” a show on the Sportsman Channel that features his hunting trips around the country.
Then: Riggins capped a string of four-straight postseason games with more than 100 rushing yards by carrying 38 times for 166 yards in Washington’ s 27-17 win over Miami.
XVIII – MARCUS ALLEN
RB Los Angeles Raiders
Game played Jan. 22, 1984
Now: Allen enjoys playing a lot of golf, sometimes with another great NFL running back and friend, Eric Dickerson.
Then: In one of the most memorable runs in Super Bowl history, Allen reversed field and sprinted 74 yards on the final play of the third quarter in the Raiders’ 38-9 victory over Washington. Allen’s 191 yards on 20 carries was a new SB record.
XX – RICHARD DENT
DE Chicago Bears
Game played Jan. 26, 1986
Now: Dent heads up the Make a Dent Foundation in Chicago, a community-service organization that “facilitates the advancement of inventive and effective ways of helping people help themselves.”