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About Peyton

Early years

Growing up in New Orleans, Peyton attended Isidore Newman High School and led his team to a 34-5 record during his three seasons as a starter.  He passed for 7207 yards, completing 59.4% of his passes with 92 touchdowns. After his senior season, Peyton was named Gatorade Circle of Champions National Player of the Year and was the number one recruited quarterback in the nation.

College Years

Proud to be a Tennessee Volunteer, Peyton collected honors during his tenure at UT.  He became the school’s all-time leading passer with 11,201 yards, 863 completions, and 89 touchdowns.  He holds 42 NCAA, SEC, and Tennessee records, including 33 Tennessee single game, season, and career records.  Peyton was 39-6 as a starter for Tennessee.  As a freshman, he threw three touchdowns against South Carolina.  As a sophomore, Peyton recorded his first 300-yard day against Georgia.  Peyton’s first 400-yard game came as a junior against Florida, and as a senior he threw his first 500-yard game against Kentucky.  In 380 passing attempts as a sophomore, Peyton threw just four interceptions, an NCAA single-season record.  For his career, Peyton recorded the lowest interception percentage of all time, 2.39%, a mere 33 interceptions in 1381 attempts.  By the end of his junior year, Peyton had already completed his degree, a BA in speech communications, and many suspected he would enter the NFL Draft, and likely be the top pick.  Peyton elected to stay at UT for his senior year.  He threw for 3819 yards and 36 touchdowns in 1997 and graduated with Phi Beta Kappa honors.  Peyton was elected to the GTE Academic All-American team, won the prestigious Burger King Vincent Draddy Scholar-Athlete of the Year with a $100,000 endowed scholarship to the university, and was named the Maxwell Trophy winner for college football’s best player and the winner of the Davey O’Brien and Johnny Unitas awards as the nation’s best passer.  Peyton also received the illustrious Sullivan Award, presented to the nation’s top amateur athlete based on character, leadership, athletic ability, and the ideals of amateurism.

NFL

Peyton Manning, the league’s only five-time MVP and a 13-time Pro Bowl selection, completed his 16th NFL season in 2013, and stands alone as the active leader in nearly every statistical passing category.

Manning owns the second-most wins (154), passing touchdowns (436), completions (5,082) and attempts (7,793) by a quarterback in NFL history, while ranking third with 59,487 career passing yards. His 12 seasons throwing for more than 4,000 yards and his 14 campaigns with 25-plus touchdown passes rank first in league annals along with his 72 games with 300-plus yards and 73 contests throwing for at least three touchdowns.

He set Broncos single-season records in nearly every major passing category in 2013, including completions (450), attempts (659), passing yards (5,477), quarterback rating (115.1) and an NFL Record for TD’s with 55 on the way to his record 5th MVP.

During his first 14 NFL seasons with Indianapolis, he set club records in nearly every career passing mark and led the franchise to its first World Championship in 36 years, earning MVP honors in the Colts’ 29-17 win over the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI.

2013 Season Highlights

  • Named NFL MVP for the 5th time, extending his own record.
  • Set NFL and Broncos Records for Touchdowns (55) and Passing yards with (5,477
  • A 16th-year player his 13 Pro Bowl selections are the most by a quarterback in league history.
  • Tied an NFL record with seven touchdown passes, becoming just the second player in league history to throw seven touchdown pass with zero interceptions in a game in Denver’s season-opening win vs. Baltimore.
  • Extended his own record of 4,000 yard passing seasons to 13
  • Set Broncos single-season records in nearly every major passing category in 2013, including completions (450), attempts (659), and quarterback rating (115.1).
  • Totaled the second-most wins (167) by a quarterback in NFL annals, including a league-record 12 double-digit victory seasons.
  • Ranks second all-time in passing touchdowns (491), yards (64,964) and completions (5,532) and is third in attempts (8,452).
  • Honored as the Kansas City 101 Club’s AFC Offensive Player of the Year for the eighth time in his career, extending his record.
  • Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week twice, tying an NFL record with his 23rd such accolade, and named AFC Offensive Player of the Month twice, tying an NFL record with his sixth such accolade.
  • Helped the Broncos become the third team in NFL history to win 11 consecutive games by at least one touchdown.

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    Career Highlights

    • Started 16 games for 13th consecutive season in 2010 and earned 11th career Pro Bowl selection (9th consecutive selection)
    • Manning has completed more passes and thrown for more yards and touchdowns in a career-opening 13-year span than any NFL player
    • Manning ranks 3rd in NFL career completions
    • Manning ranks 4th in NFL career passing yards
    • Manning ranks 3rd in NFL career touchdown passes
    • Manning ranks 4th in QB starting wins and first in regular season starting wins by NFL QBs with 128 seasons in Super Bowl era
    • Manning is the only NFL player with 40,000+ passing yards (42,322) and 300+ passing touchdowns (314) in a decade (2000-2009), while 3,579 completions and 115 starting wins also ranks as the most in a single decade

    Career Highlights

    • Selected to 13th Pro Bowl in 2013
    • Manning has completed more passes and thrown for more yards and touchdowns in a career-opening 13-year span than any NFL player
    • Manning ranks 2nd in NFL career completions
    • Manning ranks 2nd in NFL career passing yards
    • Manning ranks 2nd in NFL career touchdown passes
    • Manning ranks 2nd in QB starting wins and first in regular season starting wins by NFL QBs with 167 seasons in Super Bowl era
    • Manning is the only NFL player with 40,000+ passing yards (42,322) and 300+ passing touchdowns (314) in a decade (2000-2009), while 3,579 completions and 115 starting wins also ranks as the most in a single decade

    Career Awards

    • Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Award, 2002
    • USA Weekend’s Most Caring Athlete Award, 2002
    • NFL MVP, 2003
    • John Wooden Trophy, 2004
    • NFL MVP, 2004
    • Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, 2005
    • Byron “Whizzer” White Humanitarian Award, 2005
    • Super Bowl XLI MVP, 2007
    • Best Championship Performance ESPY Award, 2007
    • NFL MVP, 2008
    • NFL MVP, 2009
    • Youthlinks Indiana National Pathfinder Award, 2010
    • NFL Come Back Player of the Year, 2012
    • NFL MVP, 2013

    Please visit www.denverbroncos.com for a complete bio on Peyton Manning.

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