During halftime on Sunday Night Football, Peter King announced that the Denver Broncos’ quarterback Peyton Manning has been selected as Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year. Manning is the eighth NFL player to win the honor in the 68-year history of the award.
Others considered for the honor were Mariano Rivera of the Yankees and David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox.
A ceremony officially awarding the Sportsman of the Year to Manning will take place in Denver tomorrow.
By Brandi Tasby