New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman Wins Pete Rozelle Trophy as Super Bowl LIII Most Valuable Player

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New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman Wins Pete Rozelle Trophy as Super Bowl LIII Most Valuable Player

Super Bowl 2018 Regular Super Bowl English

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS WR JULIAN EDELMAN WINS PETE ROZELLE TROPHY AS SUPER BOWL LIII MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

New England Patriots wide receiver JULIAN EDELMAN was voted the winner of the Pete Rozelle Trophy, awarded to the Super Bowl LIII Most Valuable Player.

Edelman had 10 receptions for 141 yards and added an eight-yard rush. He is the seventh wide receiver to be named Super Bowl MVP and the first since Pittsburgh wide receiver SANTONIO HOLMES in Super Bowl XLIII. 

The wide receivers to win Super Bowl MVP: 

PLAYER

TEAM

SUPER BOWL

Lynn Swann

Pittsburgh

X

Fred Biletnikoff

Oakland

XI

Jerry Rice

San Francisco

XXIII

Deion Branch

New England

XXXIX

Hines Ward

Pittsburgh

XL

Santonio Holmes

Pittsburgh

XLIII

Julian Edelman

New England

LIII

*Desmond Howard was named MVP of Super Bowl XXXI as a return specialist

 

Edelman has at least five receptions in 13 consecutive postseason games, the longest streak in playoff history. His 115 career postseason receptions rank second in NFL history. Pro Football Hall of Famer JERRY RICE, who had 151 career catches in the playoffs, ranks first all-time. 

The award is chosen by a panel of 16 comprised of members of the Pro Football Writers Association of America, selected members of the electronic broadcast media and by fans interactively through the National Football League’s official website, NFL.com. 

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