Super Bowl MVPs: Do you know your football stars?

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A Super Bowl XLVI logo is illuminated on downtown Indianapolis hotel, Wednesday, Feb. 1. The New England Patriots will face the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI on Feb. 5.

As you might suspect, quarterbacks often walk away with Most Valuable Player honors at the Super Bowl. They’ve done so 26 times in 48 games. Since 2001, the winner has been chosen by a media panel and fans, whose fourth-quarter voting via computers and wireless devices counts 20 percent in the selection process. As you wait to vote on this year’s Pete Rozelle Trophy winner, test your knowledge of past Super Bowl MVPs with this 12-question quiz.

1. Who is the only player to win the MVP award and later be a head coach of an NFL team?

Johnny Unitas

Rocky Bleier

Bart Starr

Don Meredith

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