Unexpected Heroes in Super Bowl History

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Unexpected Heroes in Super Bowl History
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The pantheon of Super Bowl legend is filled with heroes we can rattle off the tops of our heads.

From Bart Starr to Tom Brady and Joe Montana to Jerry Rice, there are dozens of Hall of Fame and otherwise well-known players who have made their mark in the greatest game of them all.

The heroics don't always come from the legends, however. Sometimes the hero is like a Frodo Baggins or Arthur Dent—unlikely protagonists in their stories, someone you never expected to play a big role.

Here are the 10 most unexpected heroes in Super Bowl history.


Statistics courtesy of Pro Football Reference.

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