Eli Manning was born into football royalty. His father, Archie Manning, was an All-American and an NFL star quarterback. His brother, Peyton, is a household name, thanks to his skills as a quarterback in college and in the NFL. Although Eli also turned into a football star—a No.1 NFL draft pick—many critics doubted he could be successful. But then came his heroics in Super Bowl XLII as he led his team, the New York Giants, to one of the biggest upsets in the history of the championship game as his team defeated the seemingly unstoppable New England Patriots. Although he still faces the pressure of playing in the same profession as his superstar brother, Eli has won his own accolades due to his skill and leadership on the field. This brand-new biography delves into Manning's upbringing, how he achieved success in the NFL, and how he is a leader on the field and in his community.
Full-color photographs. Statistics. Chronology and timeline. Sidebars. Glossary. Bibliography. Further reading. Web sites. Index.
About the Author(s)
Ray Paprocki, the editor of Columbus Monthly magazine, has won more than 35 journalism awards. He coauthored with his wife, Sherry Beck Paprocki, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Branding Yourself. A former stringer for the Wall Street Journal, he has written freelance articles for the Chicago Tribune, the Cleveland Plain Dealer Sunday Magazine, Internet Retailer, The Sporting News, and Denison Magazine, among others. He has written five children's publications and authored a book of personal essays, A Columbus State of Mind. A graduate of the Ohio State School of Journalism, Paprocki has taught as an adjunct professor at Otterbein and Capital universities. He lives near Columbus, Ohio.