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Eli Manning
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No. 10     New York Giants
Personal information
Date of birth: January 3, 1981 (1981-01-03) (age 39)
Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 218 lb (99 kg)
Career information
College: University of Mississippi
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Debuted in 2004 for the New York Giants
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Pro Bowl (2008, 2011)
  • Super Bowl champion (XLII, XLVI)
  • Super Bowl MVP (XLII, XLVI)
  • 2× NFC Champion (2007, 2011)
  • NFL Record most 4th quarter touchdown passes in a season (15)
  • Tied NFL Record longest pass completion and touchdown (99 yards)
  • NFL Record most road playoff wins by a quarterback (5)
  • Tied NFL Record most game-winning drives in a season (8)
  • Cotton Bowl Classic MVP (2004)
  • Other awards and honors
Career NFL statistics
Pass Attempts 5,609
Pass Completions 3,308
Percentage 59.0
Passing yards 39,755
TDINT 259–185
Passer rating 82.4
Stats at NFL.com

Elisha Nelson "Eli" Manning ( born January 3, 1981 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA) is an American football quarterback for the New York Giants in the National Football League (NFL).

College career

Manning played college football at the University of Mississippi after attending high school at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans.

Professional career

When Manning entered the NFL Draft (which is where professional American football teams choose new players for their teams), he was first chosen by the San Diego Chargers. But, the same day that the San Diego Chargers chose Manning, they decided to allow him to play for the New York Giants. In return, the New York Giants allowed Philip Rivers to join the San Diego Chargers. The New York Giants also allowed the San Diego Chargers to choose more players the next time the NFL Draft happened.

Eli Manning is back to pass in warm ups.
Manning in pre-game warmups in 2009

Manning was called the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XLII, which was played on February 3, 2008. In that game, he led the New York Giants to an unexpected win over the previously undedeated New England Patriots. When New York won Super Bowl XLVI, Manning was the MVP of that too.

Personal life

Eli Manning's home is in Hoboken, New Jersey. He is the son of former NFL quarterback Archie Manning. Eli is the younger brother of Peyton Manning.

When Eli Manning was young, it was difficult for him to learn how to read. He almost had to do one year of school twice. Manning said that his mother helped him a lot when he was learning how to read. His brother, Peyton Manning, and father Archie Manning have also been successful quarterbacks.

In 2007, Manning asked Abby McGrew to marry him. He met her while they were in college. On April 19, 2008 Manning and McGrew were married in San José del Cabo|San José del Cabo, Mexico.

When he is not playing football, Manning likes collecting antiques with his mother and wife.

On April 30, 2008, Eli Manning and the rest of the people who play for the New York Giants visited United States President George W. Bush at the White House for the Super Bowl champions celebration.

Manning plays golf with his father and brothers several times a year.

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