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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 24 March 1976New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Birth NamePeyton Williams Manning
Nickname Peytie Pie
Height 6' 5½" (1.97 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Peyton Manning was born on March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Peyton Williams Manning. He is an actor, known for Peyton Manning: All Access (1997), Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special (2015) and Super Bowl XLI (2007). He has been married to Ashley Thompson since March 17, 2001. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Ashley Thompson (17 March 2001 - present) (2 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Thick southern accent
Often yells Omaha on the line of scrimmage

Trivia (19)

First selection in the 1998 NFL draft; taken by the Indianapolis Colts.
NFL's co-MVP during the regular season, splitting the award with the Tennessee Titans' Steve McNair.
Son of former NFL quarterback Archie Manning and Olivia Manning.
Brother of New York Giants QB Eli Manning and Cooper Manning.
Wears #18, in part, as a tribute to his older brother Cooper, who wore the number in high school but had his career cut short by injuries.
Considered one of the smartest players in the NFL.
Frequently calls audibles at the line (meaning that he'll change a play at the line if he sees that the play won't work against the defensive scheme he sees).
Graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in speech communication in three years, but chose to return to Tennessee for a fourth year (and also to work on his master's degree).
Broke the record set by Dan Marino for most regular-season touchdown passes with 49. [December 2004]
Had four pairs of hightop black shoes made which he planned to wear in the 15 September 2002 game as a tribute to Johnny Unitas. But the NFL threatened to slap Manning with a $25,000 fine if he wore the shoes. Further, it declared only the Baltimore Ravens would have the sole right to honor Unitas with a patch or armband on their uniforms that Sunday.
Good friends with Country Music Super Star Kenny Chesney.
(September 10, 2006) He and younger brother Eli Manning made NFL history as the first time two brothers who play starting quarterback played against one another.
Led the Indianapolis Colts to their first NFL championship since the 1970 season, to beat the Chicago Bears 29-17 in Super Bowl XLI. Was named Super Bowl MVP.
Was in the audience, and was on video cheering, when brother Eli Manning led The New York Giants to their Super Bowl XLII victory.
As a child, he was called "Peytie Pie" by his mother.
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay announced at a news conference, with Manning in attendance, that Manning was being released by the team. [March 2012]
Appeared in a commercial for Wheaties' "Fuel" cereal.
Announced his retirement from the NFL on 7 March 2016.
Quarterback with the Indianapolis Colts (1998-2010; missed 2011 season with neck injury) and Denver Broncos (2012-2015).

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