Quarterback Peyton Manning’s career symbolizes family, faith, and competitiveness. The son of former NFL great Archie Manning and the older brother of Eli Manning, he has made the Indianapolis Colts his extended family as well. Although he possesses a good deal of natural talent, Manning struggled on many occasions throughout his career. To his detractors, he was the spoiled kid of doting parents, the antithesis of the “self-made football player.” Manning earned his way to football greatness in Miami in 2007 after leading the Colts to their first Super Bowl win in 36 years. This fascinating biography explores the life of the only player in his career to be named NFL MVP, Super Bowl MVP, and Pro Bowl MVP. Off the gridiron, Manning’s PeyBack Foundation supports leadership programs for disadvantaged youth in Indiana, Tennessee, and Louisiana, displaying his dedication to family and family values.
This captivating, colorful biography traces Manning's childhood, influrences, and personal life, and is complete with full-color photographs, informative sidebars, a bibliography, and much more.
Full-color photographs. Statistics. Chronology and timeline. Sidebars. Glossary. Bibliography. Further reading. Web sites. Index.
About the Author(s)
Samuel Willard Crompton is the author or editor of more than 40 books, including the Chelsea House titles Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu in the Modern Peacemakers series. He is also a major contributor to the American National Biography and the two-volume sports edition of Scribner’s Encyclopedia of American Lives.