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Peyton Manning To Be Inducted Into Louisiana Sports Hall Of Fame

Legendary Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning will be among eight inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in June, the LSHOF announced this week.


INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Colts fans love to claim Peyton Manning as one of their own, but his first true home has always been Louisiana.

And next year, Manning will get some love back from the state where his legendary career began.

Manning will be among eight former athletes, coaches and other notable figures inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in June, the LSHOF announced this week.

When he is formally inducted, Manning will join two of his former receivers with the Colts, Brandon Stokley and Reggie Wayne, who were both enshrined into the LSHOF this year.

Here's the LSHOF's full bio on Manning and his accomplishments, both locally and during his time in the NFL:

One of the NFL's all-time greats while winning Associated Press NFL MVP honors in 2003-04, 2007, 2009, and 2013, Manning held league records with 71,940 passing yards, 539 touchdown passes and 43 fourth-quarter comebacks going into the 2018 season. He also held league single-season records with 5,477 passing yards and 55 TDs, achieving both in 2013.

He was a 14-time Pro Bowl pick and seven-time AP first-team All-Pro selection in his 17-year career. He played 13 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, who made him the No. 1 overall pick of the 1998 draft out of Tennessee, and completed his career with a four-year stint with the Denver Broncos.

Manning won two Super Bowl rings when the Colts beat the Chicago Bears (XLI) and the Broncos downed the Carolina Panthers in the 50th anniversary Super Bowl in what was the final game of a career that spanned from 1998 to 2015. He also guided the Colts to Super Bowl XLIV where they lost to the New Orleans Saints.

He was voted Super Bowl XLI MVP after leading the Colts to a 29-17 win over the Bears on a rainy night in Miami. He was the AP Offensive Player of the Year in 2004 and 2013, won the 2005 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award for excellence on and off the field, and was the league's Comeback Player of the Year in 2012 after missing the entire 2011 season because of a series of neck surgeries that nearly ended his career.

Manning won 27 weekly AFC Player of the Week awards during his illustrious career. He played in 266 games with 265 starts and had a 186-79 record as a starter. He also appeared in 27 postseason games, going 14-13 and throwing for 7,339 yards and 40 TDs.

After an All-State and prep All-America career at Newman HS in his hometown of New Orleans, Manning piled up 11,201 career passing yards from 1994-97 at the University of Tennessee while completing 62.5 percent of his passes with 89 TDs and only 33 interceptions. He was the SEC Player of the Year and a consensus All-American in his senior season in 1997, and a street near Neyland Stadium was renamed Peyton Manning Pass in his honor.

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