4 Super Bowl MVPs who have taken the field for the Cardinals

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Ottis Anderson – RB

Ottis Anderson, a first-round pick of the Cards back in 1979, is the franchise’s all-time leader in rushing yards. The former University of Miami product rumbled for 7,999 yards on the ground in eight campaigns, back when the organization resided in St. Louis.

In 1986, the Cards traded Anderson to the New York Giants, following the emergence of Stump Mitchell. The move ignited new life into the aging ball-carrier, and Anderson would take full advantage of his new surroundings four years later.

In January of 1991, Anderson would lead the Giants to a 20-19 victory over the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXV. The 34-year old was named the contest’s MVP after rushing for 102 yards and a touchdown for New York.