WVU Players in Super Bowl History: Top 10 Performers

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1: Chuck Howley, Super Bowls V and VI

If you ever are stuck in random Super Bowl trivia, you would be apt to remember that Chuck Howley is the first player to win a Super Bowl MVP.

He is also the only Super Bowl MVP for the losing team. Howley won the Super Bowl V MVP for his performance in the “Blunder Bowl” against the Baltimore Colts.

Yes, back before the Mayflower trucks came rolling in, the Cowboys faced the Colts in Super Bowl V. The game would go down as one of the ugliest championship games ever played, with the two teams combining for 10 turnovers.

Howley was directly responsible for three turnovers, picking off two Earl Morrall passes and recovering a fumble. Even with his three turnovers, it was not enough for the Cowboys to overcome the Colts. Baltimore came away with a 16-13 win in the “Blunder Bowl.”

Dallas would make it back to the championship the next season. The Cowboys and Howley would get to redeem themselves against the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl VI.

The Cowboys dominated the Dolphins in a 24-3 route, highlighted by Howley’s 41 yard interception return. After winning MVP of SB V, he finally got his Super Bowl ring in SB VI.