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Kenny king - dick risenhoover award 1981

Kenny King - Football

Why Honored: January 1981 saw King and the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XV. That game, with the Raiders facing 3rd-and-4, King caught a legendary 40 yard pass from Plunkett and ran the remaining 60 yards untouched. That pass was the longest pass in Super Bowl history at the time, standing as the record for 16 years. 

That legendary play helped Oakland reach a 14-0 lead and eventually a 27-10 win over Philadelphia.