Dolphins Running Back Larry Csonka, who ran for 145 yards and two touchdowns, was named the game's Most Valuable Player. His 145 rushing yards and his 33 carries were both Super Bowl records. Csonka became the first running back to earn Super Bowl MVP honors.
As of Super Bowl XLII, that would be Timmy Smith of the Washington Redskins who rushed for 204 yards in Super Bowl XXII.
There have been five running backs who topped 150 yards in a single Super Bowl game. They are:Timmy Smith • Washington Redskins, Super Bowl XXII 204 yardsMarcus Allen • Los Angeles Raiders, Super Bowl XVIII 191 yardsJohn Riggins • Washington Redskins, Super Bowl XVII 166 yardsFranco Harris • Pittsburgh Steelers, Super Bowl IX 158 yardsTerrell Davis • Denver Broncos, Super Bowl XXXII 157 yards
1988 when Timmy Smith rush for 204 yards in Super Bowl 22.
Ahmad Bradshaw had 72 yards.
Willie Parker (running back) 75 yards for the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XL.
Roger Craig Through Super Bowl XLII, the only 100 yard receiving day by a running back in the Super Bowl was by Roger Craig of the San Francisco 49ers who gained 101 yards on 8 pass receptions in Super Bowl XXIII.
Frank Gore with 110 rushing yards.
Through Super Bowl XLIII, that would be the Washington Redskins with 602 yards of offense in Super Bowl XXII against the Denver Broncos. The Redskins gained 280 yards rushing and 322 yards passing in defeating the Broncos, 42-10. In Super Bowl XXII, the Redskins also set a Super Bowl record for most points scored in a quarter with 35 in the second quarter and running back Timmy Smith set a Super Bowl record with 204 yards rushing.
Joseph Addai of the Colts who had 77 rushing yards
Steelers running back Willie Parker rushed for 53 yards on 19 carries.
Ahmad Bradshaw of the Giants.
That was Ahmad Bradshaw of the Giants who gained 45 yards on 9 carries.
Ahmad Bradshaw (New York Giants) with 72 rushing yards.
Rashard Mendenhall had the most rushing yards with 63 yards in Super Bowl XLV.
Kurt Warner with 414 yards in Super Bowl XXXlV.
Jerry Rice. He had 215 yards in Super Bowl XXIII.
Dorsey Levins and Edgar Bennett. Levins gained 61 yards in 14 carries and Bennett gained 40 yards on 17 carries for the Packers in Super Bowl XXXI.
Washington running back John Riggins finished the game with 2 Super Bowl records: the most rushing yards in a Super Bowl game (166), and the most rushing attempts (38).