Peyton Williams Manning is a former American football quarterback who played 18 seasons in the National Football League, primarily with the Indianapolis Colts.
American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada, and also known as gridiron, is a sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.
The National Football League is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference and the American Football Conference.
Indianapolis, is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Indiana and the seat of Marion County.
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Considered to be one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, he spent 14 seasons with the Colts and was a member of the Denver Broncos in his last four seasons.
The Denver Broncos are an American football team based in Denver, Colorado.
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Manning played college football for the University of Tennessee, leading the Tennessee Volunteers to the 1997 SEC Championship in his senior season.
College football is American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, colleges, and military academies, or Canadian football played by teams of student athletes fielded by Canadian universities.
The University of Tennessee is a public sun- and land-grant university located in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States.
He is the second son of former NFL quarterback Archie Manning and older brother of New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning.
Elisha Archibald "Archie" Manning III is a former American football quarterback who played professionally for 16 seasons in the National Football League.
Manning was selected by the Indianapolis Colts as the first overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft.
1998 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1998th year of the Common Era and Anno Domini designations, the 998th year of the 2nd millennium, the 98th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the 1990s decade.
The National Football League Draft, also called the player selection meeting, is an annual event in which the National Football League teams select eligible college football players.
From 1998 to 2010, he improved the fortunes of the struggling Colts franchise and helped transform them into consistent playoff contenders.
During his tenure as starting quarterback, Manning led the team to eight division championships, two AFC championships, and one Super Bowl title, the franchise's first in over three decades, as well as their first since relocating to Indianapolis.
The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League, the highest level of professional American football in the world.
After undergoing neck surgery that forced him to miss the entire 2011 season, Manning was released by the Colts and signed with the Denver Broncos.
Serving as the team's starting quarterback from 2012 to 2015, he contributed to the Broncos reaching the top of their division each year and his playing career concluded with a victory in Super Bowl 50.
Manning holds many NFL records, including passing yards, touchdown passes, AP MVP awards, Pro Bowl appearances, and 4,000-yard passing seasons.
In gridiron football, a touchdown pass is a pass thrown from the passer to a receiver that results in a touchdown being scored.
A two-time Super Bowl winner and the most valuable player of Super Bowl XLI, Manning is also the only quarterback to start the Super Bowl for two different franchises more than once each and the only starting quarterback to win a Super Bowl with two different franchises.
Super Bowl XLI was an American football game between the American Football Conference champion Indianapolis Colts and the National Football Conference champion Chicago Bears to decide the National Football League champion for the 2006 season.
41 is the natural number following 40 and preceding 42.
At 39 years of age, Manning is the oldest quarterback to start in and win a Super Bowl.
Manning is also the only quarterback in NFL history to make the Super Bowl four times with four different head coaches.
During a 2009 Monday Night Football game, Manning received the nickname "The Sheriff" from color commentator Jon Gruden due to his tendency to audible prior to the snap, and he was one of the most recognizable and parodied players in the NFL.
A color commentator is a North American term for a sports commentator who assists the main commentator, often by filling in any time when play is not in progress.
Monday Night Football is a live television broadcast of weekly National Football League games on ESPN in the United States.
Teams led by Manning typically utilized the hurry-up offense in place of the standard huddle.
The hurry-up offense is an American football offensive style, which has two different but related forms in which the offensive team avoids delays between plays.
In sport, a huddle is an action of a team gathering together, usually in a tight circle, to strategize, motivate or celebrate.