Denver, CO (PRWEB) September 13, 2012
It’s the kind of story Americans love, especially sports fans. After suffering a near career-ending neck injury, Peyton Manning is back. He sat out the entire 2011 season. He got cut from the Colts, his original team since 1998. Now he’s playing for the Denver Broncos, and he’s playing like he never left: a feat that has not gone unnoticed or unappreciated by many.
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Born on March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Peyton Manning is the son of former NFL quarterback Archie Manning and an elder brother of New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning. Manning played college football at the University of Tennessee, leading the Volunteers to the 1997 SEC Championship in his senior year.
He was chosen by the Indianapolis Colts with the first overall pick in the 1998 draft and led the Colts to eight division championships, two AFC championships, and a Super Bowl championship. He has won a record four NFL most valuable player awards, was named the most valuable player of Super Bowl XLI, has been named to eleven Pro Bowls, and has eleven 4,000-yard passing seasons (including a record six straight). Manning also holds a big number of college, team, NFL and individual records and was named the best player in the NFL in 2009 and the NFL player of the decade in the 2000s by Fox Sports and Sports Illustrated.
In May 2011, he underwent neck surgery to alleviate neck pain and arm weakness that he had endured over the previous few seasons. In July of 2011, he signed a five-year, $90 million contract extension with the Colts and had hoped to play that season. Then in September 2011, he underwent a far more serious second surgery: a level one cervical fusion procedure. Manning had never missed an NFL game in his career, but was forced to miss the whole 2011 season. He was released by the Colts on March 7, 2012, and signed with the Denver Broncos on March 20, 2012.
Manning made his regular season debut as a Denver Bronco in the prime time game on the first Sunday of the 2012 NFL Season, against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He threw for two touchdowns with zero interceptions in the 31-19 victory, and made history in the third quarter when he passed to Demaryius Thomas for a 71-yard touchdown. The touchdown was Manning's first with a team other than the Colts, and marked the 400th of his career, making him only the third quarterback to do so. (The leaders are Brett Farve with 502, Dan Marino with 420, Manning with 401, Fran Tarkenton with 342, Tom Brady with 302 and John Elway with 300 career TD passes.) Manning is on pace to break the career records in most of the major statistical categories for a quarterback, including most passing touchdowns, most completions, most passing yards and highest completion percentage.
Further adding to the excitement and the expectations, Sports Illustrated has picked the Broncos to win the AFC in its annual NFL preview issue that hit the stands a few weeks ago. NFL writer Peter King predicted that the Broncos will go all the way to the Super Bowl to play the Green Bay Packers. King says the Packers will win the title game in New Orleans 33 - 30. King also picks Peyton Manning to win the league’s 2012 MVP and Comeback Player of the Year awards.
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