Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976, in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former American football player in the position of quarterback. He played for the Indianapolis Colts in the National Football League (NFL) for 14 years and won the Super Bowl XLI with them. He then played four years for the Denver Broncos, with whom he won the Super Bowl 50 in his last season in 2016.
Peyton Manning is the son of former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning and the older brother of former New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning. Manning has been married to his wife Ashley since March 17, 2001.
Every summer, he leads the Manning Passing Academy with his father and brothers Eli and Cooper. Their goal is to improve the offensive skills of quarterbacks, wide receivers, tight ends and running backs. Manning wears jersey number 18 in honor of his older brother Cooper, who had to end his career prematurely due to a spinal stenosis. Cooper (Wide Receiver) is the only non-quarterback in the Manning family.
Date of Birthday: March 24, 1976
Famous: American Football Players American Men
Age: 44 Years, 44 Year Old Males
Sun Sign: Aries
Also, Known As: Peyton Williams Manning
Born In: New Orleans, Louisiana
Famous As: American Football Quarterback
Height: 6’5″ (196 cm), 6’5″ Males
Spouse/Ex-: Ashley Thompson (M. 2001)
Father: Archie Manning
Mother: Olivia Williams
Siblings: Cooper Manning, Eli Manning
Children: Marshall Williams Manning, Mosley Thompson Manning
U.S. State: Louisiana
City: New Orleans, Louisiana
Peyton Manning played college football at the University of Tennessee from 1994 to 1997, where he led the volunteers to the championship in the Southeastern Conference with a 30:29 win over the Auburn Tigers in 1997.
This win brought Tennessee (# 3 on the seed list) to the subsequent Orange Bowl. They lost it against the (set at No. 2) Nebraska Cornhuskers, who won their third national championship with head coach Tom Osborne in four years with this victory.
After an active career, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2017, the first year of his eligibility. He follows his father Archie into the hall of fame. This makes the two the only father-son duo to be honored in the hall.
He was selected as the first Indianapolis Colts player in the NFL Draft in 1998. In his first season for Indianapolis, he threw 26 touchdowns and passes for 3,739 yards (3.42 km), setting two new rookie records.
In the 2004 season he set an NFL record: he threw 49 touchdown passes with ten interceptions in the regular season and broke Dan Marino’s (Miami Dolphins) 20-year record.
On January 21, 2007, he and his team made it into the Super Bowl for the first time when the Colts beat the New England Patriots 38:34 in the AFC Championship Game despite being 18 points behind. Thus, after nine years in the NFL, he managed to break his “play-off curse”. He eventually led his team to win the Super Bowl XLI and was awarded the Super Bowl MVP.
In the 2009 season Manning received the NFL Most Valuable Player Award (MVP) for the fourth time and became the sole record holder in this category. He set another record that same season when he was the first quarterback to throw passes of over 4,000 yards (3.66 km) each in ten seasons.
He also led his Colts to a total of 23 wins in a row in the regular season, which no quarterback did before him. The second participation in the Super Bowl ended with a 17:31 loss to the New Orleans Saints in Super Bowl XLIV.
From 1998 to 2011 he played for the Colts, which made him the highest paid player in NFL history in 2004 with a $99.2 million contract. In July 2011, Manning signed a $90 million five-year contract. After Manning had not missed a single game in the NFL until then, he could not be used after an operation on the cervical spine in the 2011 season.
Manning was released from the Colts on March 7, 2012, possibly because of a $28 million bonus that would have been due in March. At the official press conference, it was announced that his number 18 would no longer be awarded by the Colts.