Peyton Manning

Nearly 25 years ago, Peyton Manning was drawing attention as a quarterback. Back then, though, he was known first and foremost as the son of Archie Manning. And Peyton was just a snot-nosed kid trying to make it at the high school level.

My, how things have changed. That's what makes this throwback interview from 1991 so amazing: Even at 15, Peyton is still Peyton.

While the news segment features the entire Manning family, it's impossible to ignore Peyton's laser-eye seriousness. You quickly get a sense that while he's trying to stay humble, he's every bit the competitive maniac that will one day become one of the all-time greats.

It's must-see TV.

"I'm just trying to stick with it," Peyton says of playing the quarterback position. As a sophomore, he was throwing passes to his older brother, Cooper, who was a senior in high school.

The best part of the video comes at the end, when the broadcaster tells everyone to watch out: "The youngest brother, Elijah, is just 10 years old and already the quarterback of his flag football team."

We can only hope there's video of that, too.

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Denver Broncos Celebrate Win In Super Bowl 50

 

Broncos Win Super Bowl 50

Von Miller is MVP after forcing two critical fumbles.

 

Broncos Win Super Bowl 50

John Elway has now won Super Bowl as quarterback and executive

 

Broncos Win Super Bowl 50

Peyton Manning is first quarterback to win Super Bowls with two teams.

 

Broncos Win Super Bowl 50

Chris Harris, Shiloh Keo and Antonio Smith reflect on the moment.

 

Broncos Win Super Bowl 50

That photographer had better watch out for Michael Schofield.

 

Broncos Win Super Bowl 50

Lerentee McCray hugs DeMarcus Ware.

 

Broncos Win Super Bowl 50

Virgil Green exults.

 

Broncos Win Super Bowl 50

Owen Daniels opened the game with an 18-yard reception.

 

Broncos Win Super Bowl 50

Cody Latimer is ready to party.

 

Broncos Win Super Bowl 50

Von Miller is in the center of the action again.

 

Broncos Win Super Bowl 50

Coach Gary Kubiak gets the championship soaking.

 

Broncos Win Super Bowl 50

Final: Denver 24, Carolina 10.

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