Peyton Manning's Hall of Fame career

  • Born

    Peyton Manning is born in New Orleans. He is the second of three boys born to former NFL quarterback Archie Manning.
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    Caps off a standout high school career

    Wins the Gatorade Circle of Champions National Player-of-the Year Award at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, Louisiana
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    Enrolls at the University of Tennessee

    Peyton Manning was originally the third-string quarterback behind Todd Helton and Jerry Colquitt. Injuries forced him to take over against Mississippi State.
  • Peyton Manning wins his second NFL MVP Award

    Peyton Manning wins his second NFL MVP Award.
  • Manning wins MVP in Citrus Bowl

    Manning is named the MVP in the Citrus Bowl after throwing for 408 yards and four touchdowns against Northwestern.
  • Drafted No. 1 overall by the Indianapolis Colts

    Peyton Manning was selected first overall in the NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts. During his rookie season, he passed for 3,739 yards and 26 touchdowns – and was named to the NFL All-Rookie first team.
  • The book “Manning: A Father, His Sons and a Football Legacy” is released.

    The book “Manning: A Father, His Sons and a Football Legacy” is released.
  • Peyton marries Ashley

    Peyton Manning marries his wife, Ashley.
  • Peyton Manning wins his first Most Valuable Player Award

    Peyton Manning wins his first Most Valuable Player Award.
  • Peyton Manning wins his second NFL MVP Award

  • The first Manning Bowl

    Peyton Manning plays against his brother Eli Manning’s New York Giants for the first time. He won the first “Manning Bowl” with a score of 26-21.
  • Manning wins his first Super Bowl

    Peyton Manning leads the Colts to a 29-17 victory over the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI, completing 25 of 38 passes for 248 yards and one touchdown and one interception.
  • Peyton Manning hosts Saturday Night Live

    Peyton Manning hosts Saturday Night Live.
  • Peyton Manning wins his third MVP award

    Peyton Manning wins his third MVP season.
  • Manning wins his fourth MVP Award, but loses the Super Bowl

    Manning wins his fourth MVP Award, and the Colts lose to the New Orleans Saints 31-17 in Super Bowl XLIV.
  • Manning Bowl Part II

    Peyton Manning competes in the second “Manning Bowl,” defeating the Giants 38-14.
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    Manning misses 2011 season due to neck injury

    Peyton Manning has a neck surgery on May 23, and uses the Colorado Rockies baseball team’s trainers at Coors Field due to the NFL lockout. He was officially ruled out for the season on Sept. 7. The Colts went 2-14 without him.
  • Peyton Manning's twins are born

    Peyton Manning’s twins, Marshall Williams Manning and Mosley Thompson Manning, are born.
  • Manning is released by the Colts

    Peyton Manning is released by the Colts.
  • Manning signs the Broncos

    Peyton Manning signs a five-year, $96 million contract with the Denver Broncos.
  • Peyton Manning makes his first appearance with the Broncos

    Peyton Manning makes his first appearance with the Denver Broncos.
  • Manning buys Papa John's franchises

    Peyton Manning buys 21 Papa John’s Pizza franchises in Colorado.
  • Manning Bowl Part III

    Peyton Manning defeats brother Eli and the New York Giants 41-23.
  • Manning plays against Colts for first time since being released

    Peyton Manning plays against the Colts for the first time since being released.
  • Manning surpasses Brady for most TD passes

    Peyton Manning surpasses Tom Brady for the most touchdown passes in a season.
  • Peyton Manning wins his fifth Super Bowl MVP award

    Peyton Manning wins his fifth NFL MVP Award.
  • Super Bowl XLVIII: Broncos lose to Seahawks

    Peyton Manning leads the Broncos to Super Bowl XLVIII, where they lost to the Seattle Seahawks 43-8.
  • Peyton Manning dances to Rocky Top

    Original storyPeyton Manning dances to “Rocky Top” during training camp. The Internet goes wild.
  • Peyton Manning fined for taunting

    Peyton Manning is fined $8,268 for taunting D.J. Swearinger during a preseason game against the Houston Texans.
  • Manning agrees to $5 million paycut

    Peyton Manning agrees to a $4 million paycut.
  • Manning ties Brett Favre's wins record

    Peyton Manning ties Brett Favre for the most wins by a starting quarterback in NFL history with 186.
  • Manning breaks record, then gets benched

    Peyton Manning surpasses Brett Favre’s record for career passing yards against the Kansas City Chiefs. He is later benched after throwing four interceptions.
  • Manning comes off the bench

    Peyton Manning comes off the bench to lead the Broncos to a 27-20 victory of the San Diego Chargers to secure the top-seed in the AFC – and home-field advantage against the New England Patriots.
  • Manning responds to HGH allegations

    Peyton Manning says he welcomes an NFL review of a claim made by an Al Jazeera documentary that claims he had taken human growth hormone during the 2011 NFL season.
  • Old allegations resurface

    A New York Daily News report releases documents about a sexual assault investigation involving Peyton Manning at the University of Tennessee.
  • Second Super Bowl win

    Peyton Manning’s Broncos win his second career Super Bowl with a 24-10 win over the heavily favored Carolina Panthers. Manning threw for 141 yards and one interception. It was Manning’s 200th overall win including regular and postseason games, snapping a tie with Brett Favre.
  • Manning throws 500th career touchdown pass

    Peyton Manning throws his 500th career touchdown pass to Julius Thomas.
  • Peyton Manning breaks Brett Favre's all-time touchdown pass record

    Peyton Manning surpasses Brett Favre to become the NFL’s all-time leader in passing touchdowns with his 509th career touchdown pass.