Giants quarterback Eli Manning, Most Valuable Player of Super Bowls XLII and XLVI, will be joined by 39 other Super Bowl MVPs in a pregame ceremony celebrating the first 49 years of the Super Bowl. Two other former Giant Super Bowl MVPs, Phil Simms (XXI) and Ottis Anderson (XXV), will also be on the field representing the Giants' Super Bowl teams of the 1980's - the Bill Parcells era.
40 players who received MVP honors will be in attendance for the Super Bowl 50 pregame ceremony. Two three-time winners - Ton Brady of the New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers legend Joe Montana will likely draw strong reactions from the crowd at Levi's Stadium.
Two-time winner Terry Bradshaw of the Pittsburgh Steelers will be in attendance, but another two-time winner, Bart Starr, will appear by video due to health issues. Starr won the first two awards with the Green Bay Packers.
Dallas Cowboys LB Chuck Howley (Super Bowl V), the only player from a losing team to be named MVP, will also appear via video. Dallas Cowboys' DE Harvey Martin, the co-MVP of Super Bowl XII (with DT Randy White) passed away in 2001.
Some MVPs will be at the game on business. Simms will be calling the game for CBS with Jim Nantz. Peyton Manning, the MVP of Super Bowl XLI, is playing in the game as the QB of the Denver Broncos. John Elway, the President/GM of the Broncos, will also participate in the ceremony as the MVP of Super Bowl XXXIII.
Other MVPs scheduled to appear: Joe Namath, Roger Staubach, Len Dawson, Jake Scott, Larry Csonka, Franco Harris, Lynn Swann, Fred Biletnikoff, Randy White, Jim Plunkett, John Riggins, Marcus Allen, Richard Dent, Doug WIlliams, Jerry Rice, Mark Rypien, Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, Steve Young, Larry Brown, Desmond Howard, Terrell Davis, Kurt Warner, Ray Lewis, Dexter Jackson, Deion Branch, Hines Ward, Santonio Holmes, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Joe Flacco and Malcolm Smith.