|Ht / Wt:||6'5" / 218 lb.|
|Born:||January 3, 1981|
|Drafted:||2004 / Rd. 1 (1)|
Eli Manning wears the New York Giant's jersey #10. Raised in New Orleans, Manning is from a football family dynasty. He has been married to Abby McGrew since 2008. The Manning's have three children and live in Hoboken, NJ.
Childhood and High school
Born in Louisiana, Manning spent his childhood in New Orleans. The son of famed quarterback Archie Manning, Eli began football young and excelled in high school athletics. Manning played high school football at the elite Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, LA.
Eli Manning played his collegiate football career at the historic University of Mississippi. Known as Ole Miss Rebels football, Manning tied and set several records and won several awards: Maxwell Award, SEC MVP, and was a candidate for the Heisman Trophy. His accomplishments on the field led to him being a coveted first-round draft pick.
For the 2004 NFL draft, The San Diego Chargers were expected to take Eli Manning as a first round pick. However, both Manning and his father commented that he would not play for the chargers. Negotiations led to Manning being drafted by the New York Giants. As a rookie, he signed a six-year contract with the Giants for $45 million dollars. His average annual salary is $21 million dollars.
NFL Combine Scores
Eli Manning's 40 time is documented at 4.92 seconds. Vertical is n/a.
2004 NFL Season: During Manning's rookie year in the NFL, he became the starting quarterback during the mid-season.
2005 NFL Season: Manning began the season as the starting quarterback. The Giants became the NFC champions and progressed to the post-season.
2006 NFL Season: Despite Manning starting the season on a strong foot, the team was plagued with injuries. The NY Giants finished the season in third place for the NFC East.
2007 NFL Season: The 2007 NFL season was Eli Manning's first Superbowl win. Manning won the Superbowl MVP award.
2008 NFL Season: Manning led the Giants to another victory as NFC East champions. This season marks Manning's first showing at the ProBowl. The NY Giants had not been honored with a quarterback at the ProBowl since 1993.
2009 NFL Season: Fresh off several victories, Manning began the 2009 season with a contract extension for $97.5 million dollars. The season ended with several huge losses; prompting Manning to apologize to the fans.
2010 NFL Season: Manning and the Giants experienced a serious blow to the start of the 2010 season. During a preseason game, Manning suffered a significant injury. A collision with a rival's face mask resulted in a gash that needed a dozen stitches.
2011 NFL Season: Manning led the team to a second Superbowl victory, winning the big game against New England's Patriots. NY Mayor Bloomberg awarded Manning a key to the city.
2012 NFL Season: Despite the Giants failure to qualify for post-season, Manning was selected for his third ProBowl appearance.
2013 NFL Season: The 2013 NFL season was the Giants worst season since Manning's rookie year. However, Manning threw a career-high 27 interceptions.
2014 NFL Season: Although not a great year for the Giants, Manning tied his career-high by throwing five interceptions.
2015 NFL Season: Manning began the season by signing another contract extension for $84 million dollars. At the end of the season, he was again selected for the ProBowl.
2016 NFL Season: Manning was a recipient of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year. Manning shared the award with Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald.
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