Eli Manning who was born on January 1, 1981 has played for the New York Giants and been in the NFL since 2004. He is two-time Super Bowl winner and two-time Super Bowl MVP.
10 interesting facts about the football player, Eli Manning.
Eli Manning Facts #1:
Eli Manning not only excelled at football at Ole Miss but he also lettered four times in basketball and two in baseball so he was a lot more than just a QB.
Eli Manning Facts #2:
With Eli being drafted in the first round, it gives the Manning family the distinction of the only football family of players drafted in the first round. His Dad, Archie drafted with the second pick and both Peyton and Eli being drafted 1st. Pretty amazing.
Eli Manning Facts #3:
In his first start as a college QB at Ole Miss, Eli threw 18 straight completions and 5 TDs. I guess that day was his coming out party on the campus.
Eli Manning Facts #4:
Eli was drafted first in the first round by the Chargers but after publicly stating he would not play for the San Diego Chargers, The Chargers traded him on draft day to he New York Giants.
Eli Manning Facts #5:
Eli has a children’s clinic named after him on the campus of University of Mississippi, named “The Eli Manning Children’s Clinics.”
Eli Manning Facts #6:
Has been the host since 2008 of the Guiding Eyes for the Blind’s Golf Classic in Westchester County, New york and they raise money for the nonprofit school o raise money to trade dogs to guide the blind.
Eli Manning Facts #7:
In 2006, the Giants played the Indianapolis Colts and that was the first time two brothers quarterbacked the opposing team. Peyton won that game 26-21 as the older brother should have considering he had an extra 6 years experience as a NFL QB.
Eli Manning Facts #8:
Eli has co-authored a children’s book with his father,Archie, and brother, Peyton. It is titled “Family Huddle.”
Eli Manning Facts #9:
Just like his older brother Peyton, Eli was awarded the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm and Maxwell Award in college.
Eli Manning Facts #10:
Eli’s teammates call him “Easy,” cause of his laid back attitude and the fact he never gets riled up.
Sources: CNN, Sporting News, Biography, ESPN, jockbio, ducksters, Forbes
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