Peyton Manning: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies)0313357269, 9780313357268
Description:From the moment Peyton Manning arrived in the National Football League at the start of the 1998 season, he has been a numbers machine, completing passes at a dazzling rate and throwing touchdowns at a pinball-machine clip. Fans, teammates, and NFL foes alike have been in awe of what Manning’s right arm has wrought.In Peyton Manning: A Biography, sportswriter Lew Freedman chronicles Manning’s life, from his childhood as the son of New Orleans Saints’ quarterback Archie Manning through the many laurels won during his high school and college careers to his record-setting play with the Colts. The book also covers Manning’s off-the-field activities as a product spokesperson, as well as his PeyBack Foundation, designed to help underprivileged children. Finally, it looks at the Manning football dynasty, including brother Eli Manning’s success as the Super Bowl-winning quarterback for the New York Giants.