Peyton Manning inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame

Former University of Tennessee football quarterback Peyton Manning answers questions during a news conference of the National Football Foundation College and Football Hall of Fame, in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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NEW YORK (WTHR) โ€” It's been nearly two years since his retirement, and Peyton Manning is still racking up the football awards.


Manning, along with twelve other inductees, walked across the stage at the New York Hilton Midtown to be introduced as the 2017 class of the National Football Foundation College Football Hall of fame.

Other inductees were:

  • Bob Crable
  • Marshall Faulk
  • Kirk Gibson
  • Matt Leinart
  • Bob McKay
  • Dat Nguyen
  • Adrian Peterson
  • Mike Ruth
  • Brian Urlacher
  • Danny Ford
  • Larry Kehres
  • Steve Spurrier

As a special honor, Peyton's father, Archie, a 1989 HOF inductee, conducted the ring ceremony. Peyton and Archie are the first father-son duo to be inducted into the College Football HOF.

Peyton gave a speech in on behalf of all the players inducted.

Peyton is the all-time leading passer at the University of Tennessee. He threw 11,201 yards and 89 touchdowns in his four years as a Volunteer.

The rest of Peyton's career, at least for Colts (and Broncos, too) fans, of course, is history.

He recently had his jersey retired and was inducted into the Colts Ring of Honor after leading the team to its only Super Bowl victory in 2007.


He's a five-time NFL MVP and 14-time Pro Bowler. He also leads the NFL in career passing yards and career touchdown passes.