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Posted: January 21, 1980

Super Bowl XIV MVP: Terry Bradshaw wire reports

Terry Bradshaw

While leading Pittsburgh to its second consecutive Super Bowl title, Terry Bradshaw became the first to earn back-to-back Most Valuable Player honors since Green Bay's Bart Starr in Super Bowls I and II. In a 31-19 victory over the Rams, Bradshaw threw for 309 yards and two touchdowns, completing 14-of-21 passes. His totals in this game made him the Super Bowl career leader in touchdown passes with nine and passing yards with 932.

Bradshaw twice rallied Pittsburgh from behind, including a 13-10 deficit at the half. Early in the third quarter, Bradshaw hit Lynn Swann with a 47-yard touchdown pass to retake the lead. After Los Angeles scored a touchdown, Bradshaw teamed with John Stallworth on a 73-yard score to take back the lead for good. (It was the second consecutive Super Bowl in which the Bradshaw-Stallworth connection had combined for a long-bomb score as they teamed for a 75-yard touchdown in Super Bowl XIII.)

On the drive toward a clinching touchdown run by Franco Harris, Bradshaw hit Stallworth with a key 45-yard completion. The quarterback's exploits helped the Steelers become the first team to win four Super Bowls.