Two Miami Hurricanes have won Super Bowl MVP


The Miami Hurricanes have had more appearances by the most players in Super Bowl History. They are tied for sixth all-time with two players to win a Superbowl MVP.

Ottis Anderson held the Miami Hurricanes record for career rushing yards from 1978 until 2014 when it was broken by Duke Johnson. Ray Lewis is the sixth all-time in tackles in Miami program history and has the two highest seasons in tackles in school history.

They are arguably the best players at their position in school history. Lewis will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this Summer. Anderson honored multiple times throughout his 14 year NFL Career.

After Rushing for 1,000 yards five times in his seven full seasons Anderson was traded from the then St. Louis Cardinals to the New York Giants in the middle of the 1986 season. He spent most of his first two and a half seasons with the Giants on the bench.

In 1989 Anderson had another 1,000-yard season and ran for a career-high 14 touchdowns. He was named the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year following the season.

In 1990 Anderson ran 784 yards and 11 touchdowns. The Giants advanced to the Super Bowl. They were an underdog to the Buffalo Bills. Anderson ran for 102 yards and a touchdown in a 20-19 Giants victory. Anderson was named MVP.

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    Lewis led an upstart Baltimore Ravens team to the Super Bowl following the 2000 season. The Ravens finished the season 12-4 and second in the AFC Central behind the defending conference champion Tennessee Titans. The Titans earned the AFC’s top seed for the playoffs at 13-3.

    The Ravens were the AFC’s fourth seed. After defeating the Denver Broncos at home 21-3, the Ravens traveled to Nashville to face the Titans. A Lewis 50 yard interception return for a touchdown with 6:41 to go iced the game and put the Ravens in the AFC Championship game in their fifth season in Baltimore.

    Behind a dominant defensive performance in the AFC Championship game in Oakland the Ravens defeated the Raiders 16-3 to advance to their first Superbowl. The Raiders offense could only gain 187 yards in the loss.

    The Ravens defense was equally as dominant in Superbowl XXXV against the Giants. A 97-yard kickoff for a touchdown by the Giants Ron Dixon was the only points the G-Men had the entire game. The Ravens earned a 34-7 victory. The kickoff return came after Duane Starks another Miami Hurricanes alum returned an interception 49 yards for a touchdown.

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    Lewis finished the game with five tackles. Because of his presence and impact on the field, he earned the game’s MVP. It was only the fifth Superbowl game that a defensive player won Superbowl MVP.