Peyton Manning Research Paper

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I chose the life and career of Peyton Manning as my research paper. Peyton was born on March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His parents are the already football star Archie Manning and his wife Olivia Peyton. So, Peyton was already born with a football in his hand so to speak. He improved his skills as a football player early on by practicing with his brother’s, dad, and childhood friends at an early age. Peyton’s passion for football he says was instilled in him by his father. He would listen to all his dad’s games at Ole Miss and New Orleans to study by. Like most in high school Peyton played football, baseball, and basketball. By Peyton’s sophomore year in high school he was talented enough to be the starting quarterback. His brother…show more content…
He ended up playing 13 full seasons with the Colts before being sidelined in 2011 with a neck injury. Peyton’s little brother Eli would be drafted by the New York Giants in 2004. They would only play each other three times in Peyton’s career. These games would go on to be nicknamed “The Manning Bowl”. The Colts would not resign him which led him to sign with the Denver Broncos for whom he played from 2012 to 2015. He is often referred to as the best quarterback of all-time, but that is debatable. He was named NFL MVP a record 5 times (4 with Colts and 1 with Broncos). Peyton was named to the pro bowl a record 14 times, and named as an All Pro 7 times. He holds the NFL record in career touchdown passes and career passing yards. Manning played in four super bowls winning 2 of those. He was also MVP of Super Bowl XLI. Peyton Manning announced his retirement from the NFL on March 7th, 2016 ending a prolific career. Peyton would finish with the following NFL statistics some records: 71,940 passing yards, 539 touchdowns, and 251 interceptions. His postseason statistics are 7,339 passing yards, 40 touchdowns, and 25 interceptions. All of his NFL Awards are; 5x NFL MVP, 2x NFL Offensive Player of the Year, 3x Best NFL Player ESPY Award, 14x Pro Bowler, 7x First Team All Pro, 3x Second Team All Pro, 2x Bert Bell Award, 8x AFC Offensive Player of the Year, 1998 NFL All-Rookie 1st Team, 2004 FedEx Express Player of the Year, 3x Best Record-Breaking Performance ESPY Award, 2005 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, 2005 Byron “Whizzer” White Humanitarian Award, 2005 Pro Bowl MVP, 2007 Super Bowl MVP, 2007 Best Championship Performance ESPY Award, 2012 NFL Comeback Player of the Year, and he also hold many NFL

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