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Collected wisdom: Former Super Bowl MVP Larry Brown

Interviewed By Mike Baldwin, Published: July 19, 2014

Cornerback Larry Brown played eight years in the NFL, five with the Dallas Cowboys. His highlight was being named MVP of Super Bowl XXX with two interceptions in Dallas’ 27-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. A 12th round pick by the Cowboys in the 1991 draft, the 320th overall selection, Brown, who played at TCU, is part of the Dallas Cowboys Radio Network. Brown was in Oklahoma City to promote the NFL Fuel Up 60 program, which emphasizes kids need to eat a nutritious breakfast to start their day.

I’ve been doing this the NFL Fuel Up 60 campaign the past four years. It’s a great message that kids need to realize what they eat, the fuel they put in their bodies, can really benefit them.

Winning (the Super Bowl MVP) you’re thrilled because that’s the ultimate, to accomplish something as a team, but it’s also one of those things you’ll ever forget as an individual.

Playing with Hall of Famers like Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, Deion Sanders, Michael Irvin was such a privilege. I like that all of them are still involved in the game, Troy, Deion and Michael all on television and Emmitt is doing a lot of charity work.

I love Barry Switzer. I know if you ever come to Oklahoma that’s the name you need to bring up. He’s a friend. He was a great coach. I really enjoyed my time playing for him and it was one of my greatest thrills to win a championship under him.

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