Eli Manning

Eli Manning


1/3/1981, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Birth Name

Elisha Nelson Manning


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Eli Manning was born on January 3, 1981, to former NFL quarterback Archie Manning and his wife Olivia. He is the youngest of three boys including his older brother current NFL quarterback, Peyton Manning, who plays to the Colts. His eldest brother, Cooper, was a wide receiver before…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Eli was the MVP of Super Bowl XLII after the Giants won against the Patriots 17-14 on January 3, 2008.

    • Eli and his brother (Indianapolis Colts' quaterback, Peyton Manning), together made NFL history on September 10, 2006 when the Giants and the Colts came up against each other. It was the first time that two brothers had started as opposing quarterbacks. Eli and the Giants fell to Peyton and the Colts.

    • Eli stands 6'4" tall and weighs 225 lbs.

    • Eli was selected as the NFC Offensive Player of the week for week 2 of the 2006 NFL season. He completed 31 out of 43 passes for 371 yards and three touchdowns.

    • On September 17th, 2006 against the Eagles, Eli completed a career high 31 passes for another career high 371 yards.

    • Eli Manning participated in Yahoo's 2006 Fantasy Football Training Camp.

    • Eli frequently was pinned and pummeled untill he recited all the teams in the SEC, by his SEC fanatic brother Peyton.

    • Eli's best NFL game to date came against the St. Loius Ram on October 2, 2005. He completed 54.3% of his passes for 296 yds, 4 TDs, no INTs, and a QB rating of 120.7.

    • In the 2004 Cotton Bowl, Eli threw for 259 yards with 2 TDs and 1 INT, and was named the Cotton Bowl MVP.

    • In the wake of hurricane Katrina, along with his brother Peyton, Eli helped deliever 30,000 pounds of water, Gatorade, baby formula, diapers, and pillows to the people of New Orleans.

    • As a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity, Eli was named Sigma Nu Athelete of the Year in 2001 and 2003.

    • Eli's major in college was Marketing.

    • Eli ended his high school career at Isidore Newman High School with 7,389 yards and 89 touchdowns.

    • Eli was named SEC offensive player of the year by AP and SEC coaches, as well as being named SEC player of the year by the Commercial Appeal in his senior year.

    • In Eli's senior year he was named to the 1st team All-America by Southern Football Weekly, as well as 2nd team All-America by the Sporting News.

    • Eli's 81 TD passes rank 3rd in SEC history, and his 86 total TDs(81 passing and 5 rushing) rank 4th in SEC history.

    • In 2003 Eli not only won the Maxwell Award (Nation's Top Colliegate Athlete) and the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award (nation's top senior QB), he also was finalist for the Davey O'Brien Award and the Walter Camp Foundation Player of the Year.

    • Eli's completion percentage of 60.8% is third all time among Ole Miss QBs.

    • In 2004 season finale against Dallas he started and earned his 1st NFL victory, completing 18 out of 27 passes for 144 yards, 3 touchdowns, 1 interception and a QB rating of 101.5.

    • Eli is the son of former Saints' quarterback Archie Manning and younger brother of two-time NFL MVP and Colts' quarterback Peyton Manning.

    • Holds 47 Ole Miss game, single season, and career records.

    • He was traded for Phillip Rivers,the #4 pick in the 2004 draft, plus the Giants' 2004 third round pick, and the their 1st round and 5th round picks in 05.

  • Quotes

    • Eli Manning: With the game on the line, I want the ball in my hands.

    • Eli Manning: (on his game winning touchdown pass against the Eagles) We knew they were coming with an all-out blitz. I knew exactly where I was going (with the ball)... I threw it up as high as I could. Either he's going to catch it or no one is. It was a great play by Plaxico making that catch and getting in the end zone for the win.