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Posted: January 18, 1971

Super Bowl V MVP: Chuck Howley wire reports

Chuck Howley

Dallas linebacker Chuck Howley became the first defensive player to be named Most Valuable Player in a Super Bowl. But the honor had a hollow ring for Howley, who also became the first player from a losing team to be named MVP.

The Cowboys lost to the Colts 16-13 as rookie Jim O'Brien made a 32-yard field goal with five seconds remaining to win the game. Howley intercepted two passes and receovered a fumble to win the honor, although his effort was overshadowed by Baltimore's eventual win.