Indianapolis Colts' quarterback Peyton Manning burst onto the scene as one of the most successful rookies ever, setting five NFL rookie-passing records. By the time he led the Colts to a Super Bowl championship in 2007, Manning had become one of the most famous athletes in the United States.
Lew Freedman is a Chicago-based sportswriter and the author of 35 books, including the Greenwood Press titles African American Pioneers of Baseball: A Biographical Encyclopedia and LeBron James: A Biography.
"Chicago based sportswriter Freedman offers readers in high school and above 12 chapters describing the life and career of the noted NFL quarterback Peyton Manning. The Louisiana native and his brother Eli learned the game watching their father play with the New Orleans Saints and the Minnesota Vikings. Ten years into his NFL career, Peyton became the second player to win three NFL Most Valuable Player awards. A timeline and a list of Manning's career statistics are included." - Reference & Research Book News