Born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Peyton Manning is the son of New Orleans Saints quarterback, Archie Manning and the older brother of University of Mississippi quarterback, Eli Manning. Peyton played college football for University of Tennessee and was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the 1st round (1st overall) in the 1998 NFL Draft.
Peyton Manning was the 2003 NFL co-MVP according to the Associated Press. He shared the honor with Tennessee Titans quarterback, Steve McNair. After many people criticized Manning for being 0-3 in the playoffs, he won his first NFL playoff game against the Denver Broncos on January 4, 2004. Manning's Passer Rating in the Colt's playoff games against the Broncos and Chiefs was a perfect 158.3 rating.
A former female trainer at the University of Tennessee filed a defamation lawsuit against Peyton Manning in 1999 for a 1996 encounter during which Manning, at the time a quarterback at Tennessee, dropped his pants in front of the trainer. The lawsuit was later resolved in December 2003.