Peyton Manning honored as SI's Sportsman of the Year

FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2013, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) calls a play at the line of scrimmage during the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Denver. Manning is Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year.  He is the fourth NFL quarterback to take the honor in the last nine years, following Brady in 2005, Brett Favre in 2007 and Drew Brees in 2010. LeBron James was the winner last year. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2013, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) calls a play at the line of scrimmage during the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Denver. Manning is Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year. He is the fourth NFL quarterback to take the honor in the last nine years, following Brady in 2005, Brett Favre in 2007 and Drew Brees in 2010. LeBron James was the winner last year. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

Peyton Manning is Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year.

Manning, a former star at the University of Tennessee, has led Denver to an 11-3 record this year, his second with the Broncos after missing the 2011 season with Indianapolis because of neck troubles that affected his right triceps. He has thrown 47 touchdown passes, three shy of Tom Brady's NFL season record.

Manning is the fourth NFL quarterback to take the honor in the last nine years, following Brady in 2005, Brett Favre in 2007 and Drew Brees in 2010. LeBron James was the winner last year.

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snowpeapod#263184 writes:

What can anyone say about Peyton that hasn't already been said? He is the epitome of what a professional athlete should be. What parent, in their right mind, wouldn't want their son to grow up with the character of Peyton Manning?

wigmeister writes:

in response to snowpeapod#263184:

What can anyone say about Peyton that hasn't already been said? He is the epitome of what a professional athlete should be. What parent, in their right mind, wouldn't want their son to grow up with the character of Peyton Manning?

And a hearty AMEN!

bUTch__please writes:

"OMAHA...OMAHA...quick...quick"

Thank you Peyton.

SmokeysPup writes:

they must have forgot he played at Tennessee

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