Most Super Bowl receiving yards: San Francisco wide receiver Jerry Rice, 1989
Most Super Bowl passing yards: St. Louis quarterback Kurt Warner, 2000
Most Super Bowl interceptions: Oakland linebacker Rod Martin, 1981
For 50 years, the best of the best have set record after record at the Super Bowl.
Sure, they’re just stats. But they represent some pretty amazing athletic achievements.
Like in 1989, when the San Francisco 49ers’ Jerry Rice caught 11 balls to set a record for most receiving yards – 215.
Or when Washington Redskins running back Timmy Smith set a record in 1988 with 204 rushing yards against the Denver Broncos.
Imagine catching three interceptions during a world championship. That actually happened when Oakland linebacker Rod Martin pulled it off in 1981.
Biggest blowout? 1990, when the 49ers destroyed the Broncos 55-10 – a 45-point margin.
The following year, 1991, brought the smallest margin of victory in Super Bowl history. The New York Giants squeaked by the Buffalo Bills by one point when Bills kicker Scott Norwood missed a 47-yard field goal as the clock ran out. Final score: 20-19. Ouch.
And finally, here’s a bit of ancient history: Who scored the first points in Super Bowl history? That would be Green Bay wide receiver Max McGee, who caught a 37-yard touchdown pass from Bart Starr.