Peyton Manning is fresh off being nominated for a Sports Emmy Award for his work on his ManningCast broadcast, but now he will be shifting to another sport besides football.
Manning will get a chance to serve as an honorary chair for the 2023 U.S. Amateur Championship. The golf event will be held from August 14-20 in Colorado.
Manning stated that it was an honor to serve as a chairperson for this event.
“I am honored to represent the state of Colorado, the city of Denver, and Cherry Hills as the honorary chair of the 2023 U.S. Amateur,” Manning in a press release. “As someone who has great enthusiasm for not only the game of golf but also for competitive athletics and all the great things that can be learned through sports, I’m thrilled to have a role in this championship. I’m confident Colorado’s golf fans will join me in welcoming the game’s best amateur players to Denver.”
Before he made his mark in the league, Manning played college football at the University of Tennessee before being drafted first overall by the Indianapolis Colts in the 1998 NFL Draft.
Manning played in the National Football League for 18 seasons. During his time, Manning won numerous awards and honors, including five NFL Most Valuable Player awards and two Super Bowl championships (one with the Colts and one with the Broncos). He would hang up his cleats for good in 2016. When he stepped away, he held numerous NFL records, including the most career touchdown passes and the most career passing yards.
Since retiring, Manning has been involved in various business and media ventures, including hosting his own television show, “Peyton’s Places,” and serving as a part-time analyst for ESPN’s Monday Night Football alongside his brother, Eli.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.