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Top 10 unexpected heroes in Super Bowl history

5. Deion Branch, Wide receiver, New England Patriots: Super Bowl XXXIX

The New England Patriots have won four Super Bowl titles in their franchise history. Among those four only one MVP honor went to a player not named Tom Brady.

That man was wideout Deion Branch.

While Branch had been a solid receiver for New England over the course of his career, he had never been mentioned among the top receivers in the game. He reeled in 11 passes for 133 yards and was one of the main reasons why the Patriots were able to repeat as Super Bowl champions.

Deion Branch holding the Lombardi Trophy after Super Bowl XXXIX
Deion Branch holding the Lombardi Trophy after Super Bowl XXXIX

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