Pro Football Hall Of Fame 2021 Inductee: QB Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning during the 2008 preseason in Green Bay. By Mike Morbeck, CC BY-SA 2.0, https commons.wikimedia.org

The annual selection meeting capped a year-round selection process. The newly elected Hall of Famers were chosen from a list of 18 Finalists who had been determined earlier by the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Selection Committee. Representatives of the accounting firm EY tabulated all votes during the virtual meeting.

The Class of 2021 will be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame during “the greatest gathering of football” inside Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021.

PEYTON MANNING

Quarterback … 6-5, 230 … Tennessee … 1998-2011 Indianapolis Colts, 2012-15 Denver Broncos

18 seasons, 266 games … Selected by Colts as first overall pick of 1998 NFL Draft … Premier quarterback during his 18-season NFL career … Started in all but one of his 266 career games … Selected first overall in the 1998 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts … 14 seasons with 4,000-plus yards passing … Four Super Bowl appearances resulting in two victories (XLI with Colts, 50 with Broncos); Super Bowl XLI MVP … Held numerous NFL and team records at time of retirement in 2015, including career passing yards (71,940), career passing touchdowns (539) and consecutive seasons with at least 25 passing touchdowns (13) … 201 career wins including playoffs … set the single-season passing yardage record (5,477) in 2013 … Career stats: 6,125 completions on 9,380 attempts for 71,940 yards and 539 touchdowns … Earned Pro Bowl honors 14 times (2000-01, 2003-2011, 2013-15) … First-Team All-Pro seven times; Second-Team All-Pro three times … Named Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player five times (2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2013) … NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s … Born March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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