Peyton Manning

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Peyton Manning
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Peyton Manning during the 2012 season.
No. 18     Denver Broncos
Personal information
Date of birth: March 24, 1976 (1976-03-24) (age 39)
Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
College: Tennessee
NFL Draft: 1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Debuted in 1998 for the Indianapolis Colts
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2011
Pass attempts 7,210
Pass completions 4,682
Percentage 64.9
TDINT 399–198
Passing yards 62,052
Passer rating 94.9
Stats at

Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976) is an American football quarterback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. Manning previously played for the Indianapolis Colts. He played college football for the Tennessee Volunteers. Many people think that Peyton Manning is one of the best quarterbacks in National Football League history.[1][2] Manning played college football for the University of Tennessee before he played professional football. Manning spent the first 14 seasons of his pro career with the Indianapolis Colts. He joined the team in 1998 when he was drafted ahead of Ryan Leaf, who was a bust.[3] Peyton is the son of former NFL quarterback Archie Manning and the older brother of current New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning.

Manning has been in many television commercials. He has also had his picture on the covers of some video games for the Xbox, and was on an episode of Saturday Night Live.[4][5][6] Manning has also made a lot donations to charities and he has his own charitable group, called the Peyback foundation.[7]

On February 4, 2007, Manning led the Indianapolis Colts to a victory over the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI. He was called the Most Valuable Player of that game.[8] Manning was released by the Colts after missing all of the 2011 season with a neck injury. He signed with the Denver Broncos. Manning is also famous for his yelling and pointing before the snap while making last-second changes.

Peyton's father Archie Manning and brother Eli Manning have also played quarterback, but Peyton is the most successful.

Peyton Manning became the second quarterback after Brett Favre to beat the other 32 teams, after the Denver Broncos defeated the Indianapolis Colts (Manning's former team), in their season opener. [9] He is one of the 3 quarterbacks who defeated the other 31 teams after Tom Brady and Brett Favre.

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Best: Quarterback". ESPN. 2007-05-29. Retrieved 2008-02-03.
  2. Chadiha, Jeff (2008-01-30). "Arms of Greatness: Ranking the best QBs by each decade". ESPN. Retrieved 2008-02-05.
  3. "1998 NFL Draft Analysis: Indianapolis Colts". Sports Illustrated. 1998-06-07. Retrieved 2008-01-06.
  4. Show, Jon. "Exclusive survey names Peyton Manning most marketable NFLer". Street & Smith's Sports Business Daily. Retrieved 2007-02-06.
  5. "Peyton Manning Returns to Quarterback "NFL Fever 2003"". Microsoft. 2002-07-25. Retrieved 2007-01-22.
  6. Consoli, John (2007-03-26). "SNL Scores Ratings Touchdown with Manning". Media Week. Retrieved 2007-03-26.
  7. "Laying the foundation for life long success". Retrieved 2007-10-31.
  8. "Manning wins Big One as Colts beat Bears in Super Bowl". 2007-02-04. Retrieved 2007-12-25.