Peyton Manning named Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) walks off the field after an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, in Denver. The Broncos won 49-27. Manning threw a record-tying seven touchdown passes — something no one had done in 44 years. (AP / Joe Mahoney)
Published Monday, December 16, 2013 7:40AM EST
Peyton Manning is Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year.
Manning has led Denver to an 11-3 record this year, his second with the Broncos after missing the 2011 season with Indianapolis because of neck troubles that affected his right triceps. He has thrown 47 touchdown passes, three shy of Tom Brady's NFL season record.
Manning is the fourth NFL quarterback to take the honour in the last nine years, following Brady in 2005, Brett Favre in 2007 and Drew Brees in 2010. LeBron James was the winner last year.