Ten fun facts about Peyton Manning

Fact 1
He is the son of former NFL quarterback Archie Manning and an elder brother of New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning.

Fact 2
In 2009, Manning was named the best player in the NFL and Fox Sports. Sports Illustrated named him the NFL player of the decade of the 2000s.

Fact 3
Manning had never missed an NFL game in his career, but was forced to miss the entire 2011 season due to two surgeries that year.

Fact 4
He's won the MVP award a record four times. After winning his first MVP award in 2003, he won the award three more times (2004, 2008 and 2009), becoming the first NFL player ever to achieve that distinction.

Fact 5
Manning holds the honor of becoming the fastest player to pass for 50,000 career yards and 4,000 completions.

Fact 6
He is the only quarterback in NFL history to open a career with six straight 3,000+-yard seasons.

Fact 7
Manning's pre-snap routine has earned him the nickname, "The Sheriff" and is considered one of the most recognizable and parodied in the NFL.

Fact 8
Along with his physical gifts, the 6'5", 230-pound Manning also developed a reputation as a voracious student of the game, poring over game film to analyze his opponents.

Fact 9
Manning’s nickname with the Colts is R2D2, after the character from the Star Wars series.

Fact 10
Manning likes to work on the computer. Much of his time spent online is answering fan mail at his personal web site, www.peytonmanning.com. The question he gets most often is, “Who’s the hardest hitter?”

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is an American football quarterback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL).