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Eli Manning and Super Bowl XLVI

Eli Manning did it again. He is for the second time the MVP after helping the Giants big win over the Patriots for the second time.  Find out here more about the life journey of the unstoppable winner.

Prior to deciding which college to attend, Manning received a call from David Cutcliffe, formerly the offensive coordinator at the University of Tennessee.

During his football career at Ole Miss, Manning set or tied 45 single-game, season, and career records. His career numbers include 10,119 passing yards (fifth on the SEC career list), 81 touchdown passes (third on the SEC career list), and a passer rating of 137.7 (tied for sixth on the SEC career list). Manning also led the Rebels to a 10-3 record and a 31-28 SBC Cotton Bowl Classic victory over the Oklahoma State Cowboys in 2003. He was invited to play in the 2004 Senior Bowl, but chose not to play.

As his senior year came to a close, Manning won many awards including the Maxwell Award as the nation’s best all-around player, the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete Award, the Sporting News Radio Socrates Award, and the SEC Player of the Year. He was also a candidate for the Heisman Trophy but lost to Oklahoma’s quarterback Jason White (1,481 voting points). Manning had 710 voting points making him third behind White and University of Pittsburgh wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald.
Manning graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in marketing and a GPA of 3.44

Eli Manning was the starting quarterback for the Giants and he has remained so since. At the end of the 2007 season he led the Giants to Super Bowl XLII, where they defeated the New England Patriots in one of the biggest upsets in Super Bowl history. The loss prevented the Patriots and their quarterback,Tom Brady, from having an undefeated season, and Eli Manning was named the Super Bowl’s Most Valuable Player.  The two teams, still led by Manning and Brady, met again four years later in Super Bowl XLVI, and again the Giants won. The score this time was 21-17, and Eli Manning was again named the game’s MVP.



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