Special Report

Players With the Most Super Bowl Rings

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4. Lynn Swann
> Rings: 4
> Position, team(s): Wide receiver: Pittsburgh Steelers
> Years active: 1974-1982
> Accolades: 3x Pro Bowl, 1x All-Pro, Hall of Fame

Though Lynn Swann was seldom used in 1974 — his rookie season and the Steelers’ first Super Bowl season — he soon became a key piece of the Steelers offense. The next season, Swann earned a Pro Bowl spot and was named Super Bowl X MVP for his four-catch, 161-yard performance, which included a spectacular juggling catch that is still considered one of the greatest plays in Super Bowl history.

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3. Jesse Sapolu
> Rings: 4
> Position, team(s): Center: San Francisco 49ers
> Years active: 1983-1997
> Accolades: 2x Pro Bowl

While five other 49ers on this list won four championships in the 1980s, Jesse Sapolu is the only San Francisco player who stuck around long enough to win a fourth ring in the 1990s. Drafted in 1983, Sapolu was a mainstay on San Francisco’s offensive line, rarely missing a game. A versatile player, Sapolu moved between left guard and center. He even made the Pro Bowl in back-to-back seasons, once as a guard and once as a center.

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2. Charles Haley
> Rings: 5
> Position, team(s): Defensive end: Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers
> Years active: 1986-1999
> Accolades: 5x Pro Bowl, 2x All-Pro, Hall of Fame

The first player to win five Super Bowl rings, Charles Haley caught the end of one dynasty and helped establish another. Drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 1986, Haley was a key member of the 1988 and 1989 49ers championship teams, recording double-digit sacks both seasons. After clashing with 49ers’ management, Haley was traded to the Dallas Cowboys after the 1991 season. He then won three Super Bowls in his first four seasons in Dallas. Haley was a terrific big game player. In his five Super Bowl appearances, he recorded 4.5 sacks.

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1. Tom Brady
> Rings: 5
> Position, team(s): Quarterback: New England Patriots
> Years active: 2000-present
> Accolades: 14x Pro Bowl, 3x All-Pro, 3x MVP

Tom Brady is widely considered to be the greatest quarterback of all time. And he is without a doubt the most successful. Brady famously fell to the sixth round in the 2000 NFL Draft, but when he took over for an injured Drew Bledsoe in 2001, he ended up leading the franchise to its first-ever Super Bowl victory over the heavily favored St. Louis Rams. Since he became the starting QB, Brady not only has never had a losing season, but also led the Pats to eight Super Bowls, winning five rings and four Super Bowl MVPs — and he’s not done yet. Even at 41, Brady is a top-tier quarterback and has the Pats poised to be successful.