College Football Teams with the Most Super Bowl MVP Players: Fan’s Look

The are the college football teams that have had the most players that were MVP's in the Super Bowl. Players are counted for each time they won the award.

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The list includes the college that Eli Manning, who just won his second Super Bowl MVP Award in Super Bowl XLVI (2012) for the New York Giants, played for. The New York Giants are my favorite NFL team. I've rooted for them since I was kid over 40 years ago, and I was at Super Bowl XXI when we won our first Super Bowl, 39-20, over the Denver Broncos in the Rose Bowl in 1987.

College Football Teams With the Most Super Bowl MVP Players

T-1. Michigan Wolverines - 3

Three times Michigan Wolverines players were Super Bowl MVP's. Desmond Howard won the award in 1997 playing for the Green Bay Packers, and the New England Patriots Tom Brady was Super Bowl MVP in both 2002 and 2004.

T-1. Georgia Bulldogs - 3

The Georgia Bulldogs have had three players who were Super Bowl MVP's. Jake Scott won the award in 1973, helping the Miami Dolphins to cap off the only undefeated through the Super Bowl season in NFL history. Also winning the award from Georgia were Terrell Davis in 1998 with the Denver Broncos, and Hines Ward in 2006 with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

T-1. Alabama Crimson Tide - 3

Bart Starr won the very first two Super Bowl MVP Awards with Green Bay in 1967 and 1968, while Joe Namath won the award in 1969 with the New York Jets. Both Starr and Namath were QB's who played for the Alabama Crimson Tide in college.

T-1. Notre Dame Fighting Irish - 3

The great Joe Montana is the only player to date to win three Super Bowl MVP Awards. Montana, who played for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in college, won the award in 1982, 1985, and 1990 with the San Francisco 49ers.

T-5. USC Trojans - 2

The two USC Trojans to win Super Bowl MVP Awards are Lynn Swann with the Steelers in 1976, and Marcus Allen with the Oakland Raiders in 1984.

T-5. Stanford Cardinal - 2

The two Stanford Cardinal players to win the award are Jim Plunkett in 1981 with the Raiders, and Super John Elway in 1999 with the Denver Broncos.

T-5. Purdue Boilermakers - 2

The two Purdue Boilermakers players to win Super Bowl MVP Awards are Len Dawson in 1970 with the Kansas City Chiefs, and Drew Brees in 2010 with the New Orleans Saints. When thinking of Super Bowl MVP's and Purdue, many people would guess Bob Griese, who was a great NFL QB, but Griese never won the award, though he took the Miami Dolphins to two Super Bowl victories.

T-5. Florida State Seminoles - 2

The two Florida State Seminoles players to win the award are Fred Biletnikoff with the Raiders in 1977, and Dexter Jackson with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2003.

T-5. Miami Hurricanes - 2

The two Miami Hurricanes players who were Super MVP's are Ottis Anderson in 1990 with my New York Giants, and Ray Lewis with the Baltimore Ravens in 2001.

T-5. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs - 2

Terry Bradshaw played for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in college, and won two Super Bowl MVP Awards with the Steelers back-to-back in 1979 and 1980.

T-5. Ole Miss Rebels - 2

Eli Manning played for the Ole Miss Rebels in college, and was Super Bowl MVP for my Giants in 2008 and 2012.

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Updated Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012