Eli Manning Celebrity Life
Standing at 6’11” tall and weighing over 218 Lbs., Eli Manning is a former NFL professional. What separates him from the other players is that he has spent his entire career playing for one single club – The New York Giants.
Football runs in the family of Manning as his father Archie Manning was a former NFL Quarterback and his elder brother Peyton Manning was a quarterback too. His mother Olivia Williams Manning was a member of Delta Gamma.
Manning was born on 3rd January 1981 in New Orleans. He is the youngest son of his parents. For attending high school, he went to Isidore Newman School. In-School he played two sports – Basketball and football for the Greenies.
In his school days, he has 89 touchdowns and 7,389 yards under his belt. He went to college at the University of Mississippi where he had 81 touchdown passes and 10.119 passing yards and a passer rate of 137.7.
In his college, he had a degree in Marketing with an impressive GPA of 3.44.
In the year 2001, he also won the Conerly Trophy – Best College Football player in Mississippi and the Maxwell award – Nation’s top player in the year 2003.
In the year 2004, he was initially slated to be picked by the San Diego Chargers. However, he refused to play for them even if he got selected. Ultimately, The New York Giants secured his services by offering him a 6-year contract which was worth 45 million dollars.
He made his debut against the Philadelphia Eagles but he was not on the starting list. He made his first regular start at the Giants Stadium against the Atlanta Falcons.
In his debut season, he had nine interceptions, six touchdowns, and 1,042 yards to his credit.
In the next season in 2005, he was named as the starter. Since he had snubbed the San Diego Chargers earlier, therefore in a road game he was widely booed by the supporters of the San Diego Chargers
However, a young Manning displayed one of the most impressive performances in his early career. With two touchdowns and 352 yards as the Giants lost to the Chargers in that particular game.
The New York Giants have crowned the NFC East Champions with an overall 11-5 record in the same season.
In the 2006 season, Manning was more determined as he helped the New York Giants by winning 5 games on the trot which helped them in bettering their record (6-2). In this year Manning threw for 3,244 yards, 18 interceptions, and 24 touchdowns.
In the season of 2007, Manning faced immense fire from the co-owner of the New York Giants who was skeptical about man’s abilities.
But Manning once again rose to the occasion several times as he helped the against to secure a position in the playoffs.
He was selected as the -Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl. Also, he was given a choice to select a Cadillac for himself and he promptly selected an Escalade Hybrid.
In 2008, Manning was a part of an almost one-sided game against the Seattle Seahawks which the Giants won 44-6. In that game, Manning had completed 19 passes out of 25 and he had 267 yards out of the total 523 yards for the Giants in that game.
In 2009, he went for a contract extension when he signed a six-year contract with the Giants which was worth 97.5 million dollars. He had 27 touchdowns including 4,021 yards to his name in that season.
In 2011 season the Giants qualified for the playoffs even after being regarded as underdogs of NFL. The New York Giants won the super bowl that year and were given a victory parade in Manhattan.
In 2015 season Manning once gain signed a 4 year 84 million dollar extension with the New York Giants. Also, he was ranked 47th by his colleagues in the NFL Top 100 players of 2016.
2019 saw the last game played by Manning against the Miami Dolphins at home. When he was taken off the field, the fans gave him a standing ovation as it was his final game.
On 22nd January 2020, he announced his retirement, and with this, Jersey number 10 which Manning used to don was retired by the Giants.
Overall, he played 236 games and has covered 57,023 yards with a TD of 366 and Y/A of 7.0.
Awards and Achievements
He was nominated to the NFL Top 100 players list in the year 2012, 2013, and 2016. Also, He won NFL Super Bowl MVP in 2007 and 2011. He also was a part of 4 Pro-Bowls in 2008,2011,2012, and 2015.
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