15. Peyton Manning

Nola McConnan + Tim Cortes

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Watercolor Painting

Nola McConnan + Tim Cortes

In 2013 the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Museum celebrated its 50th anniversary by adding a new addition adjacent to the original building. The new section of the Hall of Fame was joined to the existing section by means of a passageway called the Time Tunnel. The Hall of Fame decided to decorate the...

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In 2013 the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Museum celebrated its 50th anniversary by adding a new addition adjacent to the original building. The new section of the Hall of Fame was joined to the existing section by means of a passageway called the Time Tunnel. The Hall of Fame decided to decorate the passageway by showing life-size portraits of The 15 Greatest NFL Players of All Time. The Hall of Fame hired Scott Sillcox of Heritage Sports Art to create the player images. This framed piece contains the two actual original pieces of art that were used to create the life-size image of Player #15 in the timeline – Peyton Manning. To the viewer’s left is the actual original watercolor painting of Manning’s uniformed body, while the image in the center-top is the actual original painting of Manning’s head. The image to the viewer’s right is the final art that was electronically created using the two original pieces of art, and it is this compiled image that has been enlarged to life-size and can be found in the Time Tunnel at the Hall of Fame.

Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976) is a former American football quarterback who played 18 seasons in the National Football League (NFL), primarily with the Indianapolis Colts. Considered to be one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, he spent 14 seasons with the Colts and was a member of the Denver Broncos in his last four seasons. Manning played college football for the University of Tennessee, leading the Tennessee Volunteers to the 1997 SEC Championship in his senior season. He is the second son of former NFL quarterback Archie Manning and older brother of New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning.

Manning was selected by the Indianapolis Colts as the first overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft. From 1998 to 2010, he improved the fortunes of the struggling Colts franchise and helped transform them into playoff contenders. During his tenure as starting quarterback, Manning led the team to eight division championships, two AFC championships, and one Super Bowl title, the franchise's first in over three decades, as well as their first since relocating to Indianapolis.

After undergoing neck surgery that forced him to miss the entire 2011 season, Manning was released by the Colts and signed with the Denver Broncos. Serving as the team's starting quarterback from 2012 to 2015, he contributed to the Broncos reaching the top of their division each year and his playing career concluded with a victory in Super Bowl 50.

Manning holds many NFL records, including passing yards (71,940), touchdown passes (539), AP MVP awards (5), Pro Bowl appearances (14), and 4,000-yard passing seasons (14). A two-time Super Bowl winner and the most valuable player of Super Bowl XLI, Manning is also the only quarterback to start the Super Bowl for two different franchises more than once each and the only starting quarterback to win a Super Bowl with two different franchises. Manning is also the only quarterback in NFL history to make the Super Bowl four times with four different head coaches (Dungy, Caldwell, Fox, and Kubiak). 

PEYTON WILLIAMS MANNING … UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE … 6’5”, 230 …

SELECTED BY COLTS AS FIRST PICK OVERALL IN 1998 DRAFT … TWO TIME SUPER BOWL CHAMPION XLI, L … SUPER BOWL MVP XLI … 14 PRO BOWLS … FIVE TIME NFL MVP – 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2013 … TWO TIME NFL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR - 2004, 2013 … HELD THE FOLLOWING RECORDS AT THE TIME OF HIS RETIREMENT: 71,940 PASSING YARDS; 5477 PASSING YARDS IN A SEASON; 539 PASSING TD’s IN A CAREER; 55 PASSING TD’s IN A SEASON; 7 TD PASSES IN A GAME (TIED); 186 CAREER WINS (TIED) … BORN MARCH 24, 1976 IN NEW ORLEANS, LA.

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