Peyton Manning – One of the Best Football Players (NFL)

Peyton Manning

Peyton Williams Manning
(March 24, 1976, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
Nationality: United States of America
Category: Athletes
Occupation: Football Players (USA)
Unique distinction: One of the best football quarterbacks (NFL) of all time, Wears #18. Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 230 lb (104 kg)

1. I committed my life to Christ, and that faith has been most important to me ever since.
2. Life is about choices. You ask the questions and you listen to the answers.
3. Then you listen to your heart.
4. My faith doesn’t make me perfect, it makes me forgiven.
5. You’ve got to remember what your priorities are. When you’re playing, what you do on the field is the most important thing.
6. My dad was a class person on and off the field. That’s the person I want to be.
7. Pressure is something you feel when you don’t know what the hell you’re doing.
8. The most valuable player is the one that makes the most players valuable.
Website: Peytonmanning

Achievements and contributions:

Social and professional position: Peyton Williams Manning is an American football player.
The main contribution to (Best known for): Peyton is the best-known NFL football player and is considered one of the best quarterbacks of all time.


Peyton Williams Manning is an outstanding  American football Player, and quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL).
Manning is one of America’s favourite male sports stars and the best-known NFL player,  who led the Indianapolis Colts to a Super Bowl victory in 2007 and the Denver Broncos to Super Bowl 50 in 2015.
Peyton is considered one of the best quarterbacks of all time. He is the Colts’ leader in career wins, career passing yards, pass attempts, pass completions, and passing touchdowns.
Manning – is the only NFL player, who has won a record five NFL MVP Awards.
NFL Awards:
Super Bowl MVP of 2007  (XLI).
2× Super Bowl champion (XLI, 50).
5× NFL MVP (2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2013).
14× Pro Bowl (1999, 2000, 2002–2010, 2012–2014).
7× First-team All-Pro (2003–2005, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013).
3× Second-team All-Pro (1999, 2000, 2006).
2× NFL Offensive Player of the Year (2004, 2013).
Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year (2013).
NFL Comeback Player of the Year (2012).
4× NFL passing touchdowns leader (2000, 2004, 2006, 2013).
3× NFL passing yards leader (2000, 2003, 2013).
NFL 2000s All-Decade Team.
Maxwell Award (1997).
Consensus All-American (1997).
NFL records:
71,940 passing yards, career.
5,477 passing yards, season.
539 passing touchdowns, career.
55 passing touchdowns, season.
7 touchdown passes in a game (tied).
186 wins, career (tied).
Individual Records:
Passing attempts: 9,380
Passing completions: 6,125
Percentage: 65.3
TD–INT: 539–251
Passing yards: 71,940
Passer rating: 96.5 Quick stats on
Honours and Awards: 2007 Best Championship Performance ESPY Award 2005 Byron “Whizzer” White Humanitarian Award. The No. 1 player in the NFL today (The Sporting News, 2009). The 2016 ESPY Icon Award.
Major works: Peyton has co-written a book with his father, Archie, titled “Manning: A Father, His Sons, and a Football Legacy” (2000).

Career and personal life:

Family background: Peyton Manning was born on March 24, 1976, in New Orleans, Louisiana.  He is the son of Archie Manning (b.1949), Ole Miss and New Orleans Saints former quarterback and Olivia Manning, (b.1949), who was a Mississippi Beauty Queen. He has an older brother Eli Manning (b.1981), who is a current New York Giants quarterback and a younger brother Cooper Manning (b. 1974).
While attending Isidore Newman High School in New Orleans, Peyton participated in a variety of sports. He was on the basketball team for two years and played shortstop on the baseball team. Manning was immersed in football from a very young age. He played first at his high school, Isidore Newman School in New Orleans. He led his team to a 34–5 record during three seasons as a starter.
Education: He attended Isidore Newman High School in New Orleans and the University of Tennessee. Academically, Peyton earned a Bachelor’s in Speech Communications (1998) with a 3.6 GPA. After graduating from the University of Tennessee with a degree in this major, he chose to return to Tennessee to work on his master’s degree.

Career highlights:  

He was named Gatorade Circle of Champions National Player-of-the-Year and Columbus (Ohio) Touchdown Club National Offensive Player-of-the-Year in 1993.
Manning attended the University of Tennessee, where he was the starting quarterback for four years.
Peyton earned the Sullivan Award as the country’s top amateur athlete in 1996. He also was selected as a first-team All-American in 1997 and finished his collegiate career in 1998 as Tennessee’s career passing leader.
He became Tennessee’s all-time leading passer with 11,201 yards and 89 touchdowns and won 39 of 45 games as a starter, breaking the Southeastern Conference (SEC) record for career wins.
Peyton Manning was selected first overall in the 1998 NFL draft by the Indianapolis Colts and has started every game in his Pro career.
Manning has been to the Pro Bowl (all-stars NFL) ten years in a row (1999, 2000, 2002-2009).
In 2000 Manning threw for 4,413 yards and 33 touchdowns to finish among the NFL’s leading passers.
In 2003 he shared the league’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) award with Steve McNair of the Tennessee Titans.
The 2004 season for Peyton Manning was one of his best yet. He surpassed the previous season’s passing record held by putting up 4 557 yards and a passer rating of 121.1. On December 27, 2004, he broke the record for most touchdown passes in a single season with 49.
His amassing records,  especially an NFL record of 49 touchdowns, breaking Dan Marino’s previous record of 48 sets 20 years earlier, led to Peyton Manning winning his MVP award. Thus he was named Most Valuable Player in the NFL second straight for both the 2003 and 2004 seasons.
During his 2005 season with the Colts, Manning came in second in votes for the 2005 MVP award.
In addition, in 2005 he took home a number of other top honours, including The Sporting News Player of the Year Award and an ESPY for Best NFL Player.
In  2006 Manning continued to break NFL records. He became the only quarterback in NFL history to have thrown over 12,000 yards in his first three seasons and achieved 100 touchdowns by his 56th career game.
On February 4, 2007, Peyton led the Colts to a Super Bowl victory over the Chicago Bears (29-17).
This year Manning was named Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XLI.
In 2008 he won the league MVP award a third time, and in 2009 en route to a record fourth MVP award.
In 2010 he set several other NFL records, including becoming the only player to pass for more than four thousand yards in six consecutive seasons; the only player to score four touchdowns or more in five consecutive games.
After undergoing neck surgery that forced him to miss the entire 2011 season, Manning was released by the Colts and signed with the Denver Broncos.
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 spent 14 seasons with the Colts (1998–2011) and 4 seasons with the Denver Broncos (2012–2015).
On March 7, 2016, Manning announced his retirement, after 18 (14+4) seasons.

Other ventures

Charitable activity. In 1999 he created the PeyBack Foundation, the goal of which, “is to provide leadership and growth opportunities for children at risk.” As of 2005, the foundation has donated over $900,000 to children’s programs in Indiana, Tennessee, and Louisiana.  Manning participates personally in the majority of the foundation’s initiatives.
Peyton and his wife made a donation of an undisclosed amount to St. Vincent  Hospital in Indianapolis. In September 2007, St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis renamed its children’s hospital to “Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent.”
Individual style. Peyton is one of the most durable and dependable quarterbacks. He is a strong leader, a passional competitor with top-notch technique and very good balance. His excellent physical skills, talent for the game and work ethic are impressive.
He is considered one of the smartest players in the NFL. He is able to read defences and get rid of the ball quickly. He throws a nice, quick, accurate, catchable ball and most of his passes find their targets.
Salary. In March 2004, he signed a seven-year contract worth $99.2 million, with the largest signing bonus in NFL history: $34.5 million.
In 2010 he earned  $15.8 million, with a total income for the year of $30 800 000.
In March 2012. Manning reached an agreement with the Broncos on a five-year contract worth $96 million.

Personal life:

On March 17, 2001, on St. Patrick’s Day, Peyton Manning married his long-time girlfriend Ashley Thompson In Memphis, Tennessee. They dating since college time, making them college sweethearts.
Ashley was born and grew up in Memphis, graduating in 1997 from the University of Virginia.  Peyton and his wife Ashley have twins, a son, Marshal Williams, and a daughter, Mosley Thompson, born on March 31, 2011.
Peyton and his wife Ashley have twins, a son, Marshal Williams, and a daughter, Mosley Thompson, born on March 31, 2011.
Manning has become the NFL’s most marketable player, appearing in several television and printed advertisements for some of the NFL’s biggest sponsors. He hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live, and guest-voiced on The Simpsons, along with his brothers, Eli and Cooper. Manning is a Commercial spokesman for numerous companies: Sprint, Sony, MasterCard, Gatorade, DirecTV, ESPN,  Reebok and Sprint, H.H. Gregg, and also the American Red Cross.
Zest: In 2004 the Sugar Bowl Committee established the Manning Award, the newest award in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to honour top college quarterbacks. The award was named in honour of three NFL players all from the same family: Archie Manning, a former NFL quarterback during the 1970s and early 1980s, and sons Peyton and Eli.
He and his younger brother Eli Manning made NFL history for the first time two brothers who play starting quarterback played against one another. (On September 10, 2006). Good buddies with country-music star Kenny Chesney.