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Five Fun Facts About Peyton Manning

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on January 27, 2014

Peyton Manning has had a long and successful career in the NFL. For years with the Indianapolis Colts, he was statistically one of the best quarterbacks the league had ever seen. Then after sitting out the 2011 season due to a neck injury, he seemed to pick up where he left off after joining the Denver Broncos. Here are five fun facts about this truly great quarterback.

A Spring Birthday

Peyton Manning was born on March 24, 1976. Other NFL players who share his March 24th birthday include Danny Trevathan, Renaldo Nehemiah, Mike Doss, Scott Brunner, Jeremy Cain, Aaron Brooks, Rolland Lawrence, Vaughan Johnson, Woody Bennett, Mike Vanderjagt, Max Runager, Mike Adams, and Larry Wilson.

His First Game Ever

In his first NFL game, a 24-15 Colts loss to the Dolphins, Peyton Manning completed 21 of 37 passes for 302 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions.

A Couple Of Rushing Touchdown Droughts

Peyton Manning scored nine rushing touchdowns between 1998 and 2002. He then failed to score a rushing touchdown during the 2003, 2004, and 2005 seasons. He then scored eight rushing touchdowns between 2006 and 2008, before not scoring another until 2013 with the Broncos.

The First With A New Team

The first touchdown pass Peyton Manning threw with the Denver Broncos came in Week 1 of the 2012 season in a win over the Steelers. It happened in the third quarter when he connected on a 71 yard TD pass to Demaryius Thomas.

The First To Pick Him Off

The first player to get an interception off of Peyton Manning after he became the quarterback of the Broncos was William Moore of the Falcons. He returned it to the one yard line and running back Michael Turner scored for Atlanta a few plays later.

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