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Overview (4)

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Birth NamePeyton Williams Manning
Nickname Peytie Pie
Height 6' 5½" (1.97 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Peyton Manning is an American former professional football player who was a quarterback for 18 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). Considered to be one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time due to his numerous career achievements, Peyton spent 14 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and was a member of the Denver Broncos in his last four seasons. Manning played college football for the University of Tennessee, leading the Tennessee Volunteers to the 1997 SEC Championship in his senior season. He is the second son of former NFL quarterback Archie Manning and older brother of New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning.

Peyton Manning was selected by the Colts as the first overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft. From 1998 to 2010, he improved the fortunes of the struggling Colts franchise and helped transform them into consistent playoff contenders. During his tenure as starting quarterback, Manning led the team to eight division championships, two AFC championships, and one Super Bowl title, the franchise's first in over three decades, as well as their first since relocating to Indianapolis.

After undergoing neck surgery that forced him to miss the entire 2011 season, Manning was released by the Colts and signed with the Broncos. Serving as the team's starting quarterback from 2012 to 2015, he contributed to the Broncos reaching the top of their division each year and his playing career concluded with a victory in Super Bowl 50.

Peyton Manning holds many NFL records, including AP MVP awards (5), Pro Bowl appearances (14), 4,000-yard passing seasons (14), single-season passing yards (5,477 in 2013), single-season passing touchdowns (55 in 2013). He tied for most First-Team All Pros for a quarterback with 7, and is second in career passing yards (71,940) and passing TD (539). A two-time Super Bowl winner and the most valuable player of Super Bowl XLI, Manning is also the only quarterback to start the Super Bowl for two franchises more than once each, with different coaches at each Super Bowl start (Dungy, Caldwell, Fox, Kubiak), and the only starting quarterback to win a Super Bowl with two franchises. At 39 years of age, Manning was the oldest quarterback to start in and win a Super Bowl until Tom Brady surpassed him by winning a Super Bowl at 41.

During a 2009 Monday Night Football game, Manning received the nickname "The Sheriff" from color commentator Jon Gruden due to his tendency to audible prior to the snap, and he was one of the most recognizable and parodied players in the NFL. Teams led by Manning typically used the hurry-up offense in place of the standard huddle.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Peter-Patrick76

Spouse (1)

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

Trade Mark (4)

Thick southern accent
Often yells Omaha on the line of scrimmage
Large Forehead
Towering height

Trivia (21)

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. [2003]
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. [2007]
Was in the audience, and was on video cheering, when brother Eli Manning led The New York Giants to their Super Bowl XLII victory. [2008]
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. [2010]
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).
Drove the pace car for the 2018 Daytona 500.
Waived the green flag for the 91st Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race in 2007.

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