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Every Major Individual Super Bowl Record in NFL History

Getting the chance to play in a Super Bowl is a dream for NFL players and coaches alike and actually winning the game is obviously even better. Setting records in the biggest football game on the planet is simply an added bonus.

Now, while a few single-game records have been set by players that some fans may not know well, the majority of those records have been set by big-name players that already have or will go on to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The same goes for career records for the Super Bowl, which is why you’ll see names like Tom Brady, Emmitt Smith, and Jerry Rice as you move your way through these lists.

So without further ado, here’s a look at both single-game and career individual records for the NFL’s biggest game.

Passing records  single game

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Pass attempts

  • 62 – Tom Brady, New England Patriots, Super Bowl 51

Pass completions

  • 43 – Tom Brady, New England Patriots, Super Bowl 51

Completion percentage

  • 88% – Phil Simms, New York Giants, Super Bowl 21

Passer rating

  • 150.9 – Phil Simms, New York Giants, Super Bowl 21

Passing yards

  • 505 – Tom Brady, New England Patriots, Super Bowl 52

Longest pass completion

  • 85 – Jake Delhomme, Carolina Panthers, Super Bowl 38

Touchdown passes

  • 6 – Steve Young, San Francisco 49ers, Super Bowl 29

Interceptions

  • 5 – Rich Gannon, Oakland Raiders, Super Bowl 37

Passing records  career

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Passer rating

  • 127.8 – Joe Montana, San Francisco 49ers

Pass attempts

  • 392 – Tom Brady, New England Patriots

Pass completions

  • 256 – Tom Brady, New England Patriots

Completion percentage

Passing yards

  • 2,838 – Tom Brady, New England Patriots

Touchdown passes

  • 18 – Tom Brady, New England Patriots

Rushing records  single game

Attempts

  • 38 – John Riggins, Washington Redskins, Super Bowl 17

Yards

  • 204 – Timmy Smith, Washington Redskins, Super Bowl 22

Longest run

  • 75 yards – Willie Parker, Pittsburgh Steelers, Super Bowl 40

Yards per carry (minimum 10 attempts)

  • 10.5 – Tom Matte, Baltimore Colts, Super Bowl 3

Touchdowns

  • 3 – Terrell Davis, Denver Broncos, Super Bowl 32

Rushing records  career

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Rushing attempts

  • 101 – Franco Harris, Pittsburgh Steelers

Rushing yards

  • 354 – Franco Harris, Pittsburgh Steelers

Yards per carry (minimum 20 attempts)

  • 9.6 – Marcus Allen, Los Angeles Raiders

Rushing touchdowns

  • 5 – Emmitt Smith, Dallas Cowboys

Receiving records  single game

Receptions

  • 14 – James White, New England Patriots, Super Bowl 51

Yards

  • 215 – Jerry Rice, San Francisco 49ers, Super Bowl 23

Longest reception

  • 85 yards – Muhsin Muhammed, Carolina Panthers, Super Bowl 38

Yards per reception (minimum 3 receptions

  • 40.3 – John Stallworth, Pittsburgh Steelers, Super Bowl 14

Touchdowns

  • 3 – Jerry Rice, San Francisco 49ers, Super Bowl 24/Super Bowl 29

Receiving records  career

Receptions

  • 33 – Jerry Rice, San Francisco 49ers

Receiving yards

  • 589 – Jerry Rice, San Francisco 49ers

Yards per reception (minimum 8 receptions)

  • 24.4 – John Stallworth, Pittsburgh Steelers

Touchdown receptions

  • 8 – Jerry Rice, San Francisco 49ers

Defensive records  single game

Interceptions

  • 3 – Rod Martin, Oakland Raiders, Super Bowl 15

Longest interception return

  • 100 yards – James Harrison, Pittsburgh Steelers, Super Bowl 43

Sacks

  • 4 – L.C. Greenwood, Pittsburgh Steelers, Super Bowl 10

Tackles (combined)

  • 18 – Dan Morgan, Carolina Panthers, Super Bowl 38

Defensive records  career

Interceptions

  • 3 – Chuck Howley, Dallas Cowboys
  • 3 – Rod Martin, Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
  • 3 – Larry Brown, Dallas Cowboys

Sacks

  • 4.5 – Charles Haley, Dallas Cowboys/San Francisco 49ers

Tackles (combined)

  • 34 – Rodney Harrison, San Diego Chargers/New England Patriots

Special teams records  single game

Extra points made (tie)

  • 7 – Doug Brien San Francisco 49ers, Super Bowl 29
  • 7 – Lin Elliott, Dallas Cowboys, Super Bowl 27
  • 7 – Mike Cofer, San Francisco 49ers, Super Bowl 24

Field goals made (tie)

  • 4 – Don Chandler, Green Bay Packers, Super Bowl 2
  • 4 – Ray Wersching, San Francisco 49ers, Super Bowl 16

Longest field goal

  • 54 yards – Steve Christie, Buffalo Bills, Super Bowl 28

Punts

  • 11 – Brad Maynard, New York Giants, Super Bowl 35

Longest punt

  • 65 yards – Johnny Hekker, Los Angeles Rams, Super Bowl 53

Punting average (minimum 4 attempts)

  • 50.2 yards – Tom Rouen, Seattle Seahawks, Super Bowl 40

Longest kickoff return

  • 108 yards – Jacoby Jones, Baltimore Ravens, Super Bowl 47

Yards per kickoff return (minimum 3 attempts)

  • 47.5 – Fulton Walker, Miami Dolphins, Super Bowl 17

Longest punt return

  • 61 yards – Jordan Norwood, Denver Broncos, Super Bowl 50

Yards per punt return (minimum 3 attempts)

  • 18.7 – John Taylor, San Francisco 49ers, Super Bowl 23

Special teams records  career

Field goals made (tie)

  • 7 – Adam Vinatieri, New England Patriots/Indianapolis Colts
  • 7 – Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots

Most punts

  • 17 – Mike Horan, Denver Broncos/St. Louis Rams
  • 17 – Mike Eischeid, Oakland Raiders/Minnesota Vikings

Yards per punt (minimum 10 punts)

  • 46.5 – Jerrel Wilson, Kansas City Chiefs

Most kickoff returns

  • 10 – Ken Bell, Denver Broncos

Most kickoff return yards

  • 283 – Fulton Walker, Miami Dolphins

Yards per kickoff return (minimum four returns)

  • 42 – Tim Dwight, Atlanta Falcons

Most punt returns (tie)

  • 8 – Troy Brown, New England Patriots
  • 8 – Julian Edelman, New England Patriots

Punt return yards

  • 94 – John Taylor, San Francisco 49ers

Yards per punt return (minimum four returns)

  • 15.7 – John Taylor, San Francisco 49ers

Miscellaneous records

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Most games (player)

  • 9 – Tom Brady, New England Patriots

Most games (head coach)

  • 9 – Bill Belichick, New England Patriots

Most wins (player)

  • 6 – Tom Brady, New England Patriots

Most wins (coach)

  • 6 – Bill Belichick, New England Patriots

Most total yards (single game)

  • 290 – Jacoby Jones, Baltimore Ravens, Super Bowl 47

Most yards from scrimmage (single game)

  • 220 – Jerry Rice, San Francisco 49ers, Super Bowl 23

Most total yards (career)

  • 604 – Jerry Rice, San Francisco 49ers

Most touchdowns (career)

  • 8 – Jerry Rice, San Francisco 49ers

Stats courtesy of Pro-Football-Reference