Peyton Manning dancing the Tango in 8th grade

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Peyton Manning

birthday: March 24, 1976
birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana
middle name: Williams

son of former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning

older brother of current New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning
younger brother of former Ole Miss receiver Cooper Manning

college football for the University of Tennessee

1997 Davey O'Brien Award - the country's best senior QB
1997 Johnny Unitas Award - the country's best quarterback
1997 Maxwell Award - the country's top player

lost the Heisman Trophy to Michigan junior Charles Woodson, a cornerback

selected by the Indianapolis Colts as the first overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft

married college girlfriend Ashley Thompson in 2001

NFL records:
  • touchdown passes in a single season (49 in 2004)
  • most seasons with 4,000 or more yards passing in a career
  • most consecutive seasons with over 4,000 yards passing (6 from 1999 through 2004)

has started every game since he has been in the NFL (144 games, the longest career-opening streak for a QB)

TDs per game, highest for QB
Yds per game, highest for QB
Points per game, highest for QB

the only quarterback to make every start of his career since being drafted

1998 NFL All-Rookie First Team

2003 Co-MVP (Steve McNair)

2004 MVP

2005 Pro Bowl MVP