There's Peyton with his father Archie when he was with the Tennessee Volunteers
Hello again..I'm sure everyone is very interested in Peyton Manning's Statistics. We will delve into his statistics in the coming posts and I'm sure you will see how extraordinary this man is as a quarterback.
First of all let's take a look at his personal statistics. His full given name is Peyton Williams Manning; born to Archie Manning a famous quarterback himself at Mississippi and the New Orleans Saints, and Olivia Manning the former Homecoming Queen at Ole Miss. Peyton is a tall one at 6-5, weight 230 and in the prime of his career at age 31. He was born March 26, 1976, in New Orleans Louisiana. He played his high school ball at Isidore Newman HS in New Orleans-went on to play college quarterback for the Tennessee Volunteers. Then of course He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts and is now setting all the passing records in the NFL. (Talking about Peyton Mannings Statistics...)
So he grew up in a very loving and supportive family with big brother Cooper, born two years earlier (1974) , and Eli who came into the world 5 years after Peyton. What an athletic family...can you imagine the ball games they had together? It must have been fun!
It was pretty evident that these boys might be destined for athletic endeavors-even at birth Peyton weighed in at over 12 pounds...more defensive line possibilities than quarterback wouldn't you say?
It really wasn't astonishing that the boys were so large and athletic seeing as though they came from Archies' loins. Archie Manning was a two time all-American at quarterback for the Ole Miss Rebels and went on to play for the New Orleans Saints in their fledgling years and retired after 14 years in the NFL.... He was a legend and remains a legend in the south where old football stories are still spun and relived on the front porches and in the local restaurants. Archie passed on the legend and the talent to his sons but in a way that was layed back and not at all forced. In fact if he gave them football help or advice a prerequisite was that the boys would do the seeking....I think his method turned out mighty fine how about you? Peyton Manning's statistics start with his family.