Sports Illustrated 2013

Peyton Manning

Sports Illustrated named Peyton Manning as its Sportsman of the Year in 2013, saying that "For two decades Peyton Manning has methodically elevated the standards of everybody from NFL quarterbacks to video-room interns to offspring named in his honor."  He entered the University of Tennessee in 1994 and was the first pick in the NFL draft in 1998, becoming a longtime star for the Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos.

See our biography of Peyton Manning