Peyton Williams Manning famed as Peyton Manning is a former American football quarterback. Overall, he played 18 seasons in the National Football League (NFL), primarily with the Indianapolis Colts. He is considered one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time due to his numerous career achievements. He is the second son of former NFL quarterback Archie Manning and older brother of New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning. He was selected by the Colts as the first overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft.
Early Life of Peyton
On 24th March 1976, Peyton Manning was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the USA as Peyton Williams Manning. He is the second son of former NFL quarterback Archie Manning and older brother of New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning. His mother’s name is Olivia. His nationality is American and his ethnicity is White. His religion is Christian. He attended Isidore Newman High School and later he went to attend Tennessee College. As of 2019, he celebrated his 43rd birthday with his friends and families.
Body Measurements of Peyton
Peyton is a very handsome person with a charming smile on his face. His hair color is blonde and his eye color is dark brown. He has a tall height of 6 ft 5 in or 1.96 m with a balanced bodyweight of 230 lb or 104 kg. His shoe size is 13 US and his biceps size is 15.5 in. His chest size is 46 in. His other body measurements will be added soon. Overall, he has got a healthy body.
High School Career
- Peyton led the Greenies football team to a 34-5 record during his three seasons as the starter.
- Moreover, he was also named Gatorade Circle of Champions National Player-of-the-Year and Columbus (Ohio) Touchdown Club National Offensive Player-of-the-Year in the year 1993 during his high school.
- Peyton started playing college football for the University of Tennessee Volunteers under head coach Phillip Fulmer.
- He then 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.
- He began the 1994 season as the third-string quarterback and played against UCLA.
- But he was not able to generate any offense, only handing the ball off three times, and was pulled from the game.
- He was named the team’s starter and remained so for the rest of his college career.
- He finished his first collegiate season 89 of 144 for 1,141 passing yards, 11 touchdowns, and six interceptions.
- He and the Vols started off the 1995 season with victories over East Carolina and SEC rival Georgia.
- He threw for 326 yards and two touchdowns, leading the Vols to a 30-21 halftime lead against Florida.
- The Vols ended the season ranked third and Manning came in sixth in Heisman Trophy voting.
- He finished his sophomore season 244 of 380 for 2,954 passing yards, 22 touchdowns, and four interceptions.
- The Vols opened the 1996 season ranked #2 behind Nebraska and one of the favorites to win the National Championship.
- He finished 1996 season with 3,287 passing yards, 20 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions and finished in eighth place in the Heisman Trophy voting.
- He was projected to be the top overall pick in the NFL Draft but returned to Tennessee for his senior year.
- The Vols opened the season with victories against Texas Tech and UCLA in his senior season.
- He won numerous awards; he was a consensus first-team All-American, the Maxwell Award winner, the Davey O’Brien Award winner, the Johnny Unitas Award winner, and the Best College Player ESPY award winner, among others as a senior.
- He finished his final season at Tennessee with 3,819 passing yards, 36 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions.
- He was inducted into the Tennessee Athletics Hall of Fame in the year 2016.
- He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2017.
Professional Career of Peyton
- Peyton was selected by the Indianapolis Colts with the first overall pick of the 1998 NFL Draft.
- He was released by the Colts and joined the Denver Broncos for whom he played from the 2012 season.
- He had a career winning percentage of .702 in the regular season as a starter up to the end of 2015 season.
- He holds the NFL record for career touchdown passes and career passing yards, achieved in 2014 and 2015, respectively.
- He won two Super Bowls (Super Bowl XLI and Super Bowl 50) and played in two others (Super Bowl XLIV and Super Bowl XLVIII), being named MVP of XLI, while losing XLIV in an upset, and managing just one successful touchdown drive in each of XLVIII and 50.
- He passed for 3,739 yards with 26 touchdowns, set five different NFL rookie records including most touchdown passes in a season, most interceptions (28) in a rookie year.
- He was 21-of-37 for 302 passing yards for one touchdown and three interceptions in his NFL debut.
- He and the Colts opened the 1999 season with a 31-14 victory over the Buffalo Bills, but gave up a 28-7 lead the following week against the New England Patriots and lost 31-28.
- He finished the year with 4,135 passing yards and 26 passing touchdowns.
- The Colts started the 2000 season with a 27-14 victory against the Kansas City Chiefs where Manning had 267 passing yards and a touchdown.
- He finished the season with a league-high 357 pass completions for 4,413 passing yards and 33 passing touchdowns and was named Second-team All-Pro and to the Pro Bowl.
- He finished the 2001 season with 4,131 passing yards, 26 passing touchdowns, and four rushing touchdowns as the offense produced the second-most points in the league.
- He finished the 2002 season with 4,200 passing yards and 27 passing touchdowns and was named to the Pro Bowl team.
- The Colts began the 2003 season 5-0 including a 55-21 blowout of the New Orleans Saints in which Peyton Manning recorded his third perfect passer rating game and threw six touchdown passes.
- The 2004 Colts opened the season with a 27-24 loss to the New England Patriots.
- He threw for 4,557 yards, had a then-record 121.1 passer rating and a then-record 49 touchdown passes while throwing only 10 interceptions during the 2004 season.
- He finished the 2005 season with 3,747 passing yards, the first time he had thrown for under 4,000 yards since his rookie season in 1998.
- He opened the 2006 season against his brother Eli’s New York Giants on Sunday Night Football.
- He agreed to restructure his contract to save the Colts $8.2 million in salary-cap space following the Super Bowl win.
- He was named a Pro Bowl starter and passed for 147 yards and a touchdown in three series of the 42-30 loss in 2007 season.
- he had surgery to remove an infected bursa sac in his left knee on 14th July 2008.
- He started the 2009 season with a victory by throwing for 301 yards under new head coach Jim Caldwell.
- He passed for 353 yards and two touchdowns for his fourth consecutive 300-yard passing game set a new franchise record against the Seattle Seahawks.
- He became the first quarterback to pass for over 40,000 yards in a decade against Houston Texans.
- He finished the Super Bowl with 333 passing yards on 31-of-45 attempts, with one touchdown and one interception.
- He passed for 396 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions against the New England Patriots during the 2010 season.
- He was chosen as the 14th-smartest athlete in sports by Sporting News.
- On 15th February 2011, the Colts placed their franchise tag on him.
- The Colts signed Manning to a 5-year, $90 million contracts after negotiations in which he made it clear that he did not need to be the highest-paid player in the NFL on 30th July 2011.
- On the NFL Top 100 Players of 2012, he was ranked 50th by his peers despite not playing in the 2011 season.
- He made his first appearance as a Bronco in a preseason game against the Chicago Bears on 9th August 2012 and he completed four of his seven passes for 44 yards and was intercepted once by Bears safety Major Wright.
- He made his regular-season debut as a Denver Bronco in the prime time game on the first Sunday of the 2012 season, against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
- He was later named to the 2013 Pro Bowl, his twelfth.
- He finished the 2012 season with 4,659 passing yards, 37 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions.
- He became the sixth player in NFL history to throw seven touchdowns in a game against the defending Super Bowl XLVII Champions, the Baltimore Ravens on the opening game of the 2013 NFL season.
- He was fined $8,268 for taunting D. J. Swearinger during a preseason game against the Houston Texans on 8th August 2014.
- Against the San Francisco 49ers on NBC Sunday Night Football, he threw his 509th career touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas, passing Brett Favre to become the NFL’s all-time leader in passing touchdowns on 19th October 2014.
- He finished the 2014 season with 4,727 passing yards, 39 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions.
- In the 2015 season opener against the Baltimore Ravens, his play seemed to have deteriorated, going 24-40 for 175 yards and one interception.
- He announced his retirement, after 18 seasons, on 7th March 2016.
- The final words of his retirement speech were, “I’ve fought a good fight. I’ve finished my football race and after 18 years, it’s time. God bless all of you and God bless football.”
- He won nine total ESPY Awards during his career.
- Tom Brady and Peyton Manning haven’t faced off on the football field since 2016, but the two legendary quarterbacks and old rivals are still competing in the NFL history books and Brady surpassed Manning in two key statistical categories on Thursday night.
- On a blustery night at Gillette Stadium, Brady passed for 334 yards against the Giants to move into second place on the all-time yardage list.
- Drew Brees still has quite a margin to Brady in second, and the Saints QB hopes to return to the field by the end of the month.
- Brady only needed four completions to pass Manning, and he finished the game with 31. Brady should pass Brett Favre for a second later this season.
Marital Status, Wife, Child
Manning is a married person and he was married to his wife, Ashley. The couple married in Memphis on St. Patrick’s Day, 2001. Ashley is a graduate of the University of Virginia and she was introduced to him by her parents’ next-door neighbor the summer before Manning’s freshman year in college. The couple has twins, a son, Marshal Williams, and a daughter, Mosley Thompson, born on 31st March 2011. As of today, the couple is living a happy life with their children without any disturbances. They are enjoying their life a lot.
Net Worth of Peyton
The famous football quarterback, Peyton Manning has accumulated the net worth of $200 Million as of 2019 making him the 4th richest NFL player in the world. But his exact salary is under review as he has not revealed anything regarding his monthly or annual salary to the media. It will be revealed soon as our team is researching it. Overall, he is living a luxurious lifestyle with his earnings.