- Horoscope: Capricorn
- Net worth: $115 000 000
- Salary: $21 000 000
- Ethnicity: Mixed (English, some Scottish, German, and Swiss-German, and remote French)
- Nationality: American
- Hair color: Blonde
- Eye color: Dark brown
- Lucky number: 4
- Lucky stone: Topaz
- Lucky color: Brown
- Match marriage: Scorpio, Virgo, Taurus
Eli Manning: biography
Eli Manning is a football player with an incredible career history. He performs in the position of quarterback for the New York Giants of the NFL. After playing at the University of Mississippi, Eli was drafted as the first overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft year by the San Diego Chargers and was immediately traded to the Giants.
Childhood and youth
The notorious football player was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He grew up in a family where all men were great sportsmen. His mother’s name is Olivia. According to the words of the player, he was trained by his father, Archie Manning, from quite an early age, and he is very grateful to him.
In 2000, the future football star got a degree in marketing and also had high scores in sports.
College football career
During his years with the Rebels at Ole Miss, Manning set many career records. In 2000, as a freshman, Eli had a great experience competing with veteran Romaro Miller for the starting quarterback position.
With the departure of Miller, he became the Rebels' starting quarterback as a sophomore and had a solid start of the season. In several games, Manning helped lead the Rebels to victories over Kentucky, Alabama, and LSU. In the 2002 season, he started out promising with a victory over Louisiana-Monroe and a victory over Memphis. After a win over rival Mississippi State, the Rebels qualified for the Independence Bowl against Nebraska.
The sportsman began his senior 2003 season with a 2–2 record. He played well in victories over Vanderbilt and Louisiana-Monro. After the great performance in the field, Eli was offered to play in the 2004 Senior Bowl, but he decided not to play.
In general, the athlete had won many awards during his college career, which propelled him further up the career ladder.
Professional football career
The sportsman began his career with The San Diego Chargers, making his debut in the match against the Philadelphia Eagles.
In 2005, the player was named the starter of the Giants, and led the team to victories against the Arizona Cardinals and New Orleans Saints. He ended the season among the top five quarterbacks.
Although the 2006 season was not so productive, the player started the regular season in 2007 with a remarkable play against the Dallas Cowboys. He also contributed to a victory against the Atlanta Falcons.
The team entered the playoffs in 2008 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They were the first team to beat an NFC number one seed in the Divisional Round since the start of the 12-team format in 1990. Eli was named the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XLII for his skillful playing. He and his brother Peyton were the only brother combination to play at quarterback in the Super Bowl and the only set of brothers to win Super Bowl MVP.
After winning Super Bowl MVP, Eli started becoming a very famous player. It was the time when his popularity was on top. In November, he was named to his first Pro Bowl.
In 2009, the sportsman signed a six-year contract extension with the team. The Giants opened the season with a win over their division rival, the Washington Redskins. After several successful games, Eli suffered an injury. Furthermore, his stats started to drop later. He even apologized to the fans for the team's performance in the final game in Giants Stadium.
In 2011, the Giants also became the first team ever with fewer than ten wins in a 16-game regular season to win the Super Bowl. In a game with the Patriots in the final minutes, Eli led the team 88 yards down the field to a touchdown that many people called "accidental". With just over a minute of time left in the game, the player handed off the ball to Ahmad Bradshaw. He hoped to force the Patriots to use their final time out. The remaining time was not enough for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to lead a comeback, and the Giants won the game.
The player started the 2019 season not so felicitously. The team had several loses, and there were rumors about Manning’s leaving. Among the latest news, there is a question of the retirement of the player. The sportsman with amazing stats, according to ESPN, may return to lead the Giants, or since he is a free agent after this season, he could play for other teams. Many people think that the player will retire as a Giant after this season. However, the new Giants head coach Pat Shurmur spoke out, saying that he respects the player for his talents and skills, especially for his contribution to the organization win Super Bowls.
The sportsman is a married man. He is in a relationship with Abby McGrew since 2007. It’s fantastic that the two have been together since their college years. The couple had a wedding in a private ceremony in 2008. Eli and Abby are happy parents of four children.
The player does a lot of charity work. He is ready to help other people because he has huge resources to do it. Eli and his brother Peyton Manning helped the survivors of Hurricane Katrina. The sportsman also took part in the construction of the hospital for children. He has a good example in his family: his father has also raised funds in several organizations.
In 2009, Eli, along with his father and brother, issued a children's book named Family Huddle. It is a simple story that tells about the childhood of three brothers.
The net worth of the player is estimated at around $100 million. Most of his earnings come from his sports career. Eli is still one of the most sought after and marketable players in the NFL. He has taken part in endorsements with the following companies: Nike, Hublot, Toyota Motors, Gatorade, DIRECTV Group Inc., Nationwide Mutual Insurance, and Panini.
Achievements and awards
- 2× Super Bowl champion (XLII, XLVI)
- 2× Super Bowl MVP (XLII, XLVI)
- 4× Pro Bowl (2008, 2011, 2012, 2015)
- Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year (2016)
- Maxwell Award (2003)
- Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award (2003)
- SEC Offensive Player of the Year (2003)
- Second-team All-American (2003)
- First-team All-SEC (2003)