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"Peyton Manning" Essay

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“Peyton Manning”

They don’t call Peyton Manning the “Sheriff” for nothing. Peyton Manning also has the name “General” because he runs the show. The team he is playing against better have a good defense or Peyton will destroy them. When Peyton lines up to the line of scrimmage, he immediately finds the weakness. Most people agree that Manning is the player that the next generation of quarterbacks will be compared to.
On March 24, 1976, Peyton was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Archie and Olivia Manning. He was the second of three boys. Cooper and Eli are his siblings. Peyton developed his skills from watching his dad play for the New Orleans Saints and the Minnesota Vikings. In 1991, ...view middle of the document...

Out of the fourteen years, he won the MVP award three times. Among his many other accomplishment, he lead his team to a super bowl victory in 2007. The beginning of the end of Peyton’s career with Indianapolis started with his first Pro injury in July, 2008. After knee surgery to correct this injury Peyton went on to start every game in the 2008 season. He also became the second player to receive three NFL most valuable player awards. After three neck surgeries, Peyton Manning found himself jobless and devastated. In 2011, the Indianapolis Colts could not gamble on Peyton any longer. In a surprising turn of events the Denver Broncos offered Peyton a five year contract for a total of ninety six million dollars. Now all Peyton has to do is stay healthy and throw a football.
Peyton shares his wealth among many different charities. He established Peyback Foundation for disadvantaged children in Louisiana, Tennessee, Indiana, and Colorado. He also supports many other causes such as Alzheimer’s research, Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Louisiana and the Police Athletic League of Indianapolis. In 2007, Saint Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis renamed its children’s hospital the Peyton Manning’s’ Children’s Hospital after he and his wife donated a large amount of money. Because of Peyton’s generosity he has...

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