Fast Facts

  • Set 43 records at the University of Tennessee, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa.
  • Was denied his request to honor Johnny Unitas by wearing black high-top shoes---the Hall of Famer's trademark---during a game played the week Unitas died in 2004.
  • Founder of the PeyBack Foundation, for disadvantaged youth.
  • Hosted Saturday Night Live on his 31st birthday, in 2007.  
  • Named MVP of the Colts' win in Super Bowl XLI.
  • Commercial endorsements have included DirecTV, Gatorade, Master Card, Reebok and Sprint, Buick, Nationwide and Papa John's Pizza, a chain for which he owns 21 locations in Colorado.
  • Named NFL MVP five times by the Associated Press.
  • Did not miss a game in his first 13 NFL seasons with the Colts, but sat out all of 2011 recovering from multiple neck surgeries. 
  • Signed with Denver in 2012 and established NFL single-season passing records of 5477 passing yards and 55 TDs in 2013.
  • Appeared in the Top Ten List on Dave Letterman's final Late Show episode.
  • Became the first quarterback to reach 200 career wins (including postseason) with the Broncos' win in Super Bowl 50.


  • Mosley Thompson Manning — Daughter
  • Ashley Manning — Wife
  • Marshall Williams Manning — Son
  • Eli Manning — Brother
  • Archie Manning — Father
  • Olivia Manning — Mother
  • Cooper Manning — Brother


  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States (BA in Speech Communications, 1998)


  • Birth Name: Peyton Williams Manning
  • Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisana, United States
  • Profession: NFL quarterback

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