Peyton Manning was born in New Orleans, La. on March 24, 1976. He played college football for the University of Tennessee from 1994-1997, winning the coveted Maxwell Award and leading the Volunteers to the SEC Championship in his senior season. He was selected with the first overall pick of the 1998 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts. Manning played a major role in turning around a franchise struggling at the time. With Manning at the helm, the Colts won eight division championships, two AFC championships, and a Super Bowl title following the 2006 season. Nearly ten months after neck surgery, he signed a new five-year contract with the Denver Broncos. Manning enjoyed a resurgence in his career with the orange and blue as he led the Broncos to four division championships, two AFC championships, and a Super Bowl 50 victory in his final season. He is regarded as one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history.
Manning’s impact extends well beyond what he ever did on a football field. He started a charity called the ‘Peyback Foundation’ to create leadership and growth opportunities for at-risk children. Established in 1999, the foundation has provided more than $14 million in grants and programs for kids in Louisiana, Tennessee, Indiana, and Colorado. Manning’s philanthropic efforts don’t stop there, though. He and his wife developed a relationship with St. Vincent Hospital soon after arriving in Indianapolis and committed to children’s health. The hospital renamed its children’s hospital “Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent” in September 2007.
Peyton has stayed busy since retiring from the NFL. He hosted the 2017 ESPY Awards and two different series for ESPN+ in 2018 and 2019. Peyton continues to run the Manning Passing Academy during the summer with his dad, Archie, and brothers, Eli and Cooper. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2021.
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