|Birthdate:||November 30, 1969|
|College:||L.A. Southwest College (J.C.), Texas Christian|
|MVP:||Super Bowl XXX|
Most twelfth-round draft picks never make it into a National Football League game, much less the Super Bowl. Larry Brown not only made it to the Super Bowl, he started. Better yet, he earned most valuable player honors in the Dallas Cowboys' fifth Super Bowl triumph.
Brown started as a rookie, helping Dallas to victories over Buffalo in Super Bowls XXVII and XXVIII. But Brown appeared headed to the bench in 1995 when the Cowboys isgned all-pro cornerback Deion Sanders. That all changed, however, after a season-ending injury to cornerback Kevin Smith in the first game, as Brown stepped in and enjoyed his best season. Brown had 6 interceptions, including a league-leading two touchdowns. He had a key interception in the NFC Championship Game to set up the Cowboys' clinching touchdown in their 38-27 victory over Green Bay.
Pittsburgh quarterback Neil O'Donnell entered Super Bowl XXX as the NFL's all-time leader in lowest percentage of interceptions per pass attempt, but Brown intercepted him twice in the second half to set up 2 touchdowns and a 27-17 Dallas victory. He set a record with 77 interception return yards and became the first cornerback to be named Super Bowl MVP. Less than a month later he signed with the Raiders, where he spent two seasons.