After rallying his team to victory from a 25-point second half deficit, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was voted the winner of the Pete Rozelle Trophy, awarded to the Super Bowl LI Most Valuable Player.
This marks the fourth time Brady has won the award, having previously been voted the Most Valuable Player in Super Bowls XLIX, XXXVIII, and XXXVI. Brady is the only player in NFL history to win the award four times.
Brady completed 43 of 62 pass attempts for 466 yards, two touchdowns and one interception for a 95.2 rating. Brady set Super Bowl single-game records in pass attempts, completions and passing yards and is only the second player in Super Bowl history to pass for more than 400 yards in a game, joining Super Bowl XXXIV MVP Kurt Warner (414).
In the first-ever Super Bowl to go to overtime, Brady, a 17th-year player from Michigan, helped New England rally from a 25-point deficit, the largest comeback in Super Bowl history.
On the opening possession of overtime, Brady orchestrated a game-winning, eight-play, 75-yard drive, culminating with a two-yard touchdown run by running back James White.
Brady has won five Super Bowls, the most by a starting quarterback in NFL history. He also extended his Super Bowl records for most career completions (207), passing yards (2,071), and touchdown passes (15).
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.
By Staff of TheDailySportsHerald.com and news services