The honors continue to pour in for former Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning.
Just days after having his jersey retired and a statue of him unveiled at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Manning was selected to the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame.
Manning will be joined in the Class of 2018, which will be honored in next April, by the late Rashaan Salaam, who was a Heisman Trophy winner at University of Colorado and first-round draft pick of the Chicago Bears; Joe Glenn, who won two NCAA Division-II national titles as the head football coach at the University of Northern Colorado; Sam Pagano, a highly successful high school football coach and father of current NFL coaches Chuck (head coach of the Colts) and John (assistant head coach-defense of the Oakland Raiders) Pagano; Tracy Hill, who holds the high school girl’s basketball state record for most points scored in a career; and the late Alex Burl, who was a track and football star at both the high school and college levels in the state of Colorado.
Manning joined the Broncos in 2012 after spending the first 14 years of his illustrious career with the Colts. In his four seasons in Denver, the 10-time All-Pro completed 66.5% of his passes for 17,112 yards, 140 touchdowns, 53 interceptions, and a quarterback rating of 101.7.
On top of that, he turned in the greatest regular season by a quarterback in NFL history in 2013, completing 68.3% of his passes for 5,477 yards, 55 touchdowns, 10 interceptions and a quarterback rating of 115.1; he won the 2013 NFL MVP award; he guided the Broncos to two AFC titles (2013 and 2015); and he led the franchise to its third Super Bowl title following the 2015 season.
Manning is going to continue to rack up honors in the coming years, and is a lock to be a first-ballot selection into the Pro Football Hall of Fame with the Class of 2021.
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