Larry Csonka in Super Bowl VIII
Running back Larry Csonka of the Miami Dolphins was the MVP of Super Bowl VIII.
Willie Parker was the Steelers starting running back in Super Bowl XLIII, played on February 1, 2009.
As of Super Bowl XLII, that would be Timmy Smith of the Washington Redskins who rushed for 204 yards in Super Bowl XXII.
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.
Running back Franco Harris of the Pittsburgh Steelers was the MVP of Super Bowl IX.
Running back Emmitt Smith of the Dallas Cowboys was named MVP of Super Bowl XXVIII.
== == Running back Terrell Davis of the Denver Broncos was named MVP of Super Bowl XXXII.
Super Bowl IX MVP, running back Franco Harris.
1998 (Terrell Davis of the Broncos in Super Bowl 32).
The starting running back for the Denver Broncos in the 1997 and 1998 Super Bowls was Terrell Davis.
Super Bowl 36 running backs: Kevin Faulk, JR Redman, and Antowain Smith. Super Bowl 38 running backs: Mike Cloud, Kevin Faulk, and Antowain Smith. Super Bowl 39 running backs: Rabih Abdullah, Cedric Cobbs, Corey Dillon, and Kevin Faulk.
In 1991, at Super Bowl XXV, running back Ottis Anderson of the New York Giants won the Super Bowl MVP Award.
Running back Marcus Allen of the Los Angeles Raiders was named MVP of Super Bowl XVIII.
Running back Ottis Anderson of the New York Giants was named MVP of Super Bowl XXV.
Willie Parker (running back) 75 yards for the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XL.
No. The Hall of Fame running back for the Detroit Lions never appeared in a Super Bowl contest.
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.
Running back John Riggins of the Washington Redskins was named MVP of Super Bowl XVII. John Riggins
I guess you could say Tiki Barber, who retired right before the Giants won the Super Bowl.