Peyton Manning was born on March 24, 1976.
The son of former NFL quarterback Archie Manning, Peyton grew up to be a model quarterback. His impressive college career at Tennessee resulted in him being the No. 1 overall pick the 1998 NFL draft.
Manning went on to become the most prolific quarterback in Indianapolis Colts history -- not to mention the NFL. He led the franchise to two Super Bowls, including a victory in Super Bowl XLI. Overall, Manning has won five NFL MVP awards and is the Colts' all-time leader in touchdowns, passing yards, and other major quarterbacking stats.
Manning's career was interrupted in 2011, when he missed the entire season due to multiple neck injuries. Afterward, the Colts released Manning in favor of then-No. 1 overall pick Andrew Luck. Manning joined the Denver Broncos.
Manning's dominance continued in Denver, where he led the franchise to a Super Bowl last year and reached the playoffs in all three seasons. Manning also become the all-time NFL leader in touchdowns while with the franchise. After flirting with retirement following this past season, Manning announced earlier that he will return in 2015.