Fan votes will count 20 percent
In the fourth quarter, fans can vote for the Super Bowl MVP on NFL.com/Superbowl and on their wireless devices, including those with the Sprint wireless service. Fans using Sprint and other wireless services can send a text message with the player’s first and last name to 99777 to participate in MVP balloting. The fan vote will count 20 percent (four votes) with another 16 on-site media members representing the other 80 percent.
The four fan votes will be distributed as follows:
|Leading Super Bowl.com vote-getter||2.5 MVP votes|
|No. 2 vote-getter||1.0 MVP vote|
|No. 3 vote-getter||0.5 MVP votes|
The Super Bowl MVP receives the Pete Rozelle Trophy and a 2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid. Cadillac is the official vehicle of Super Bowl XLII. Last year, Super Bowl XLI MVP Peyton Manning received 2.5 MVP votes from fans.
The announcement will be made immediately following the game on FOX.
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