Peyton Manning is a retired American professional football player. Basically, being a Manning can be summarized in two words – footballing success.
Notably, Manning is the elder brother of New York Giant’s quarterback, Eli Manning and son of Archie Manning, a former NFL quarterback. Peyton Manning retired in March 2016 with 2 Super Bowl titles under his belt.
Peyton Manning Wiki
The quarterback was born on March 24, 1976, in New Orleans, Louisiana United States.
Manning’s success in football began very early in life. When he was at Newman High School, he played for 3 seasons, leading his team to a 34-5 record. He passed for 7207 yards, had 92 touchdowns and completed 59.4% of his passes. He was named the National Player of the year by Gatorade Circle of Champions. This made him the #1 recruited quarterback nationwide. His remarkable moves earned him the name, ‘The Sheriff’.
He played college football for 4 years at the University of Tennessee winning 39 out of 45 games. His professional football career began when he got drafted by the Indianapolis Colts as the #1 pick. Manning became eminent in his career and, was ranked as one of the greatest NFL quarterbacks with the likes of Brett Favre and Steve Young.
Manning’s professional football career was successful by many standards. He played for the Indianapolis Colts for 14 seasons between 1998 and 2011. He was a force to reckon with. In 2006, he led the Colts to a Super Bowl victory. The 5-time NFL MVP has been selected for Pro-Bowl 13 times. Having over 4,000 yards in passing, Manning was among the most paid athletes globally, on and off the field.
Peyton Manning has penned a number of works and has also written the foreword of a few others. His works include; Family Huddle, Manning, The Game Plan: The Art of Building a Winning Football Team – Peyton Manning (foreword), Manning: A Father, His Sons and a Football Legacy and Johnny Unitas: America’s Quarterback – Peyton Manning (foreword).
He also has a charity called ‘The Peyback Foundation’ founded in 1999. The organization helps disadvantaged children and promotes the future success of these children via the provision of assisting programs that provide leadership and growth opportunities. Since its inception, it has provided over $10 million to youths at risk via grants and programs. It has 4 locations: Indiana, Tennessee, Colorado, and Louisiana.
As the president of Peyback Foundation, he is involved in major decisions concerning the initiatives. He further seeks new opportunities and organizations to further the success of the Foundation.
Net Worth, Salary
Manning signed a $90 million contract with the Colts but unfortunately, injury kept him from playing any game that season. The Denver Broncos then snapped him up in a 5-year contract deal worth $96 million. At Broncos, he earned a base salary of $18 million and a total annual income of about $43 million. Manning earned over $230 million from his NFL career, making him one of the highest-paid in the industry.
He has been seen in TV commercials marketing brands like Papa Johns, DirecTv, and Buick. Again, he has endorsements with ESPN, Wheaties, Reebok, Gatorade, Spring, Sony and Master Card through which he makes more than $25 million annually. The quarterback-turned-businessman is the owner of 25 Papa John’s Pizza franchises in Colorado. He became a franchise in 2012.
Currently, Manning is estimated to be worth $115 million. Also, he has earned over $160 million playing football for the past 16 seasons. On March 7, 2016, he announced his retirement.
Here’s a list of some of his awards;
Most Caring Athlete 2002
John Wooden Trophy 2004
Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year 2005
Best Championship Performance ESPY Award 2007
Youthlinks Indiana National Pathfinder 2010
The American Dream Award 2001 for work within the community and the Peyback Foundation.
Peyton Manning Family, Married, Wife, Kids
The Mannings are known for their prowess on the football pitch. Both his younger brother Eli Manning and father Archie Manning are football legends.
Manning started dating his wife Ashley Manning a long time before he even dreamt of becoming the ‘Sheriff’. She grew up in Memphis, Tennessee and was introduced to him by a neighbor at a time when Manning’s career was still in the budding stage. They tied the knot in Memphis on St. Patrick’s Day, 2001.
Ashley is a supportive wife to Manning, a good mother to their kids and a savvy businesswoman who is a minority owner of the Memphis Grizzlies, the Tennessee city’s basketball team. While they have their ups and downs like any other couple, Manning and his wife have kept their love burning. They have two lovely children who just happen to be twins.
Their twins, Marshall Williams Manning (son) and Mosley Thompson Manning (daughter) were born on March 31, 2011.
Quarterback Peyton Manning made himself at home in Denver with a $4.575 million mansion. The state of the art house sits on a 16,464-square-foot space on 3.37 landscaped acres in ritzy Cherry Hills Village. It has a 7-bedroom, 10-bath and two-story Georgian estate.
Manning’s house was originally bought in 2005 at $5.7 million and listed in 2011 at $5.25 million.