He may not have played a single snap this year, but Paul Allen was as instrumental in bringing Seattle its first NFL title as any player or coach.

Allen, who co-founded Microsoft along with Bill Gates, bought the team in 1997 amidst threats by the previous ownership of relocating the franchise to California. Allen pushed for and was instrumental in the construction of CenturyLink Field, and since opening in 2002 that stadium has given the Seahawks one of the best home field advantages in all of sports.

In the locker room following his team's dismantling of Denver, Allen spoke about his emotions and the feeling of satisfaction after one of the most dominant performances in Super Bowl history.