82 Facts About Eli Manning

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Eli Manning played college football at Ole Miss, where he won the Maxwell and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Awards as a senior.

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Eli Manning was selected first overall in the 2004 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers and traded to the Giants during the draft.

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Eli Manning was named Most Valuable Player in both championships, making him one of five players to have multiple Super Bowl MVP awards.

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Eli Manning attended high school at the Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, where he played football and basketball for the Greenies.

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Eli Manning entered college in the shadow of his brother Peyton, quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts, and his father, who was considered a "folk hero" at Ole Miss.

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Eli Manning appeared in six games and passed for 170 total yards and one interception.

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Eli Manning had four passing touchdowns and one interception combined in those two games.

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Eli Manning had five touchdowns and one interception in that stretch.

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Eli Manning was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity, and he was named Sigma Nu Athlete of the Year in 2001 and 2003.

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Eli Manning graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in marketing and a GPA of 3.

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11.

Eli Manning signed a six-year, $45 million contract with the Giants.

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Eli Manning was one of 17 quarterbacks taken in the 2004 NFL Draft, along with Rivers and the Pittsburgh Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger.

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Eli Manning posted the lowest passing yards, touchdowns, pass completions, completion percentage, TD–INT ratio, passer rating, wins, winning percentage, and Pro Bowl honors of the three, but cemented his legacy with his two upset Super Bowl victories against the New England Patriots' dynasty.

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Eli Manning made his NFL regular season debut in Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Eli Manning came into the game toward the end the fourth quarter in relief of Kurt Warner.

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Eli Manning finished among the top five quarterbacks in both passing yards and touchdown passes, while leading an offense that finished third in the NFL in scoring with a total of 422 points.

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Eli Manning started off playing well and completed over 65 percent of his passes through the first four games.

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Eli Manning threw for a career-high 371 yards in the win with three touchdowns including a game-winning pass to Plaxico Burress in overtime to earn NFC Offensive Player of the Week.

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Eli Manning was held to only 141 yards passing with two interceptions.

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Eli Manning struggled the next week against the Jacksonville Jaguars and the week after that, a costly interception helped to culminate a huge collapse on the road against the Tennessee Titans, with the Giants seeing a 21-point fourth quarter lead simply evaporate.

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21.

Finally regaining momentum, Eli Manning threw three touchdowns in a win on the road against the Carolina Panthers, but then he stumbled badly in the final three games.

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22.

Eli Manning threw two interceptions against the Philadelphia Eagles and tallied only 73 passing yards in a game against the New Orleans Saints.

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23.

Eli Manning finished the season with a quarterback efficiency rating of 77.

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24.

Eli Manning trained in the Meadowlands with offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride and new quarterbacks coach Chris Palmer prior to the 2007 regular season.

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25.

Eli Manning opened the 2007 season with an outstanding personal performance against the Dallas Cowboys, completing 28 of 41 passing attempts for 312 yards, four touchdowns, and an interception, but suffered a shoulder sprain and was removed from the game late in the second half.

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26.

Eli Manning performed well, completing 27 of 39 passes for 303 yards along with a pair of touchdowns while giving away two interceptions.

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27.

Eli Manning played well again, throwing for two touchdowns in the effort.

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28.

Eli Manning only threw for 59 yards in the rain and mud, but he scored the Giants' only touchdown on a 10-yard run.

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29.

Eli Manning threw for 283 yards and one touchdown but most importantly, no interceptions in a critical road game.

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30.

Eli Manning takes the snap, back to throw, under pressure, avoids the rush and he's gonna.

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Eli Manning became only the second quarterback in NFL history to throw two go-ahead fourth quarter touchdowns in a Super Bowl .

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Eli Manning became the first quarterback to throw a last-minute, championship-winning touchdown in the NFL title game when a field goal would not at least tie the game.

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33.

Eli Manning was named the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XLII.

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34.

Eli Manning completed 19 passes of 35 for 216 yards, and had one rushing touchdown and one interception.

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35.

Eli Manning finished the game with 20 completions, 260 yards passing and threw three touchdowns to three different receivers.

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36.

Eli Manning threw for two touchdowns, completing 19 of 25 passes for 267 yards as the Giants totaled 523 yards on offense, their most since 2002.

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37.

Eli Manning threw two touchdowns in the victory, but the crucial play occurred in the third quarter.

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Eli Manning threw his first 300-yard game of the season going 21-of-34 with an interception and a 40-yard touchdown pass to Toomer.

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39.

Eli Manning was named to his first Pro Bowl on December 16, making him the first Giants quarterback to earn the honor since Phil Simms in 1993.

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40.

In week 16 against the Carolina Panthers with NFC homefield advantage on the line, Eli Manning had a passing day of 17 of 27 for 181 yards and no interceptions.

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41.

Eli Manning completed 15 out of 29 passes for 169 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions.

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42.

Eli Manning was playing well up until the start of the fourth quarter when on a play-action fake, he injured his heel while passing downfield to Steve Smith.

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43.

Eli Manning stayed in for the next play completing a 54-yard touchdown to Hakeem Nicks.

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44.

Eli Manning completed 24 of 40 passes for 230 yards, with no touchdowns and an interception.

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45.

Eli Manning passed for a career-high 391 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions but was not able to win the game.

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46.

Eli Manning received criticism for the quote for trying to inflate his own status and skills, with critics pointing out his past inconsistent stats, including his 25 interceptions in the previous season, as evidence contradicting his claims.

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However, Eli Manning received support for his comments from Giants coach Tom Coughlin, and teammates such as wide receiver Hakeem Nicks.

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48.

Eli Manning completed 18 of 32 passes for 268 yards but threw a costly interception in the third quarter to linebacker Ryan Kerrigan, who returned it for a touchdown and swung the momentum of the game.

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Eli Manning earned a Pro Bowl nomination for his performance in the 2011 season.

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50.

Eli Manning threw for at least 400 yards in three separate games, setting a new franchise record.

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51.

Eli Manning was again named the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XLVI, becoming the third quarterback in a row to win the award.

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52.

Eli Manning was ranked 31st by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2012.

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53.

Eli Manning finished second only to Phil Simms's game with 513 passing yards in 1985 for the franchise record.

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Eli Manning was ranked 43rd by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2013.

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Eli Manning set a franchise record for most passing yards in a season opener, breaking Phil Simms's mark of 409 passing yards in the 1984 regular season opener.

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Eli Manning was 28 of 39 for 362 yards, but was intercepted four times.

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57.

The game between Peyton and Eli Manning was the final professional meeting of the two brothers.

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Eli Manning ended the season with a career-high 27 interceptions, which were the most in one season by a quarterback since Brett Favre had 29 in 2005.

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Eli Manning passed Phil Simms to become the franchise's all-time leader in yards passing.

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60.

Eli Manning became the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for six touchdowns and no interceptions in a game and lose.

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61.

Eli Manning was ranked 47th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016.

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Eli Manning had a new head coach in Ben McAdoo for the 2016 season.

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Eli Manning was back to his playoff self in the game, but was let down by numerous drops by Odell Beckham Jr.

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Eli Manning was efficient going 25-of-29 for 297 passing yards and two touchdowns.

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The Giants lost the next five consecutive games, with Eli Manning leading the leagues in sacks for most of that stretch despite an improved running game from rookie Saquon Barkley.

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Eli Manning had 399 passing yards against the Atlanta Falcons the fourth of these losses, but was sacked seven times and threw two interceptions in the following game.

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Eli Manning rebounded with three touchdowns and no interceptions in the following week's victory over the San Francisco 49ers, and a remarkable 17 completions on 18 attempts for two touchdowns in a win the following week over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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68.

Eli Manning was informed of the Giants' decision during their draft selection.

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Eli Manning started the Giants' first two games of the season, losses to the Dallas Cowboys and the Buffalo Bills.

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When discussing his future plans, Eli Manning stated that he did not wish to be a backup quarterback or pursue coaching opportunities with the team, as he felt he served both roles throughout the year and did not enjoy either one of them.

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John Mara stated during the press conference that Eli Manning would be inducted into the Giants Ring of Honor in 2020 and that Eli Manning's number 10 jersey would be retired.

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Eli Manning rejoined the Giants in 2021 in a business operations and fan engagement role, according to the team.

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73.

Eli Manning will be eligible for Hall of Fame induction in 2025.

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74.

In September 2022, Eli Manning tried out for quarterback during Penn State walk-on try outs.

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75.

Eli Manning joined ESPN as an NFL analyst for the 2021 season, calling nine games during the season.

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Eli Manning co-starred with his brother Peyton in ads for NFLShop.

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Eli Manning reportedly received several more endorsement offers after reaching Super Bowl XLII.

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In 2009, Eli, Peyton, and Archie Manning co-authored a children's book entitled Family Huddle, which describes in simple text and pictures how the three Manning brothers played football as young boys .

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In 2010, Eli Manning helped raise funds for awareness of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, in wake of the catastrophe.

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Since 2008, Eli Manning has been the host of Guiding Eyes for the Blind's Golf Classic, the oldest and largest charity golf event in Westchester County, New York.

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Eli Manning is a former member of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

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In 2016, Eli Manning was part of the 14th Annual BTIG Commissions for Charity Day, which was a fundraiser for hundreds of charities.

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