This time of year there are plenty of interviews and articles discussing past Super Bowls and all the great performances that have taken place in those XLVI (46 for you non-Romans) games.

The stars and the plays they make get the NFL Films dramatic music and thunderous narration treatment that will exist on highlight reels until the end of time. The players and the work they did to make those highlight reel plays possible are usually left in the shadows or on the cutting room floor.

Here are five players and their contributions, in Super Bowl order, who should receive more recognition for the efforts they gave in their team's Super Bowl victories.