<italics>With the selection of Peyton Manning as SI's 2013 Sportsman of the Year, here's</italics><italics> a look back at some rare photos of the prolific passer. </italics> In this photo, Peyton takes some cuts against his brother, Cooper, as father Archie plays catch.
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The Manning Family
Peyton (right), Cooper and baby Eli sit for a family portrait with mom Olivia and dad Archie.
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Peyton Manning strikes a relaxed pose during a 1996 photo shoot. A printout of his dad Archie's 1970 SI cover is in the background.
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Peyton and Olivia Manning
Peyton and mom Olivia sort through stuff in his bedroom at their home in New Orleans.
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Olivia and Peyton Manning
Peyton sits on a porch swing with his mom Olivia at their home in New Orleans.
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Tee Martin and Peyton Manning
Peyton Manning gives some tips to backup quarterback Tee Martin during his Tennessee days. Manning turned the downtrodden Colts into a perennial Super Bowl contender during his days in Indy, leading the team to eight division championships and three AFC championship games.
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Archie and Peyton Manning
Peyton talks with father Archie, himself a longtime NFL quarterback, immediately before announcing his decision to stay for his senior year at Tennessee. Manning was projected to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 1997 NFL Draft.
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Manning lifts weights during his workout after announcing his decision to stay his senior year at Tennessee.
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Manning receives his diploma at Tennessee's commencement ceremony. Manning was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society while at Tennessee.
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Charles Woodson, Ryan Leaf and Peyton Manning
Manning, Charles Woodson (left) and Ryan Leaf (center) toss a ball around prior to the 1998 NFL draft. Manning, who controversially lost out on the 1997 Heisman Trophy to Woodson, was the first selection of the draft, with Leaf going second to the Chargers.
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Julie James, Edgerrin James and Peyton Manning
Manning helps Edgerrin James' mother Julie fit the running back for a suit.
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Manning gives passing instructions during a Pro Bowl Special Olympics Event. Manning has been named to 11 Pro Bowls during his career.
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Peyton Manning and Yao Ming
Manning and Yao Ming slap hands at a Gatorade commercial shoot.
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Tom Brady and Peyton Manning
Manning and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady shake hands after New England's 20-3 victory over the Colts in the 2005 Divisional Playoffs. The two best quarterbacks of their generation, Manning and Brady met in the playoffs three times while Manning was a Colt.
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Manning (center, pointing) takes in a Tennessee Lady Vols basketball game. Manning was 39-6 in four years at Tennessee.
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Connie Payton and<br> Peyton Manning
Manning and Connie Payton hold the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year trophy at a press conference.
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Peyton Manning and John Elway
Manning spends some time with Broncos legend John Elway before the 2006 Pro Bowl skills challenge.
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Marvin Harrison and Peyton Manning
The Manning-Harrison connection was the most prolific in NFL history, with the pair holding a number of QB/WR records, including the most career completions/receptions, passing/receiving yards and passing/receiving touchdowns.
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Peyton Manning and Jim Irsay
Manning chats with Colts owner Jim Irsay during Media Day prior to Super Bowl XLI. Manning was the MVP of the game, leading the Colts to a decisive victory over the Bears.
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Manning sports a fake moustache in a Sprint commercial, one of many television spots he's been in over the years.
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Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph and Peyton Manning
While hosting <italics>Saturday Night Live</italics>, Manning plays an employee from the Bronx Zoo appearing on the talk show "Bronx Beat."
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Reggie Wayne, Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison
Manning laughs with wide receivers Reggie Wayne (left) and Marvin Harrison during Colts training camp. Harrison and Wayne were Manning's two favorite targets in Indianapolis.
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Peyton and Eli Manning
Peyton and little brother Eli talk while filming a DirecTV commercial. Though Peyton's stats are undeniably better, Eli has one more Super Bowl championship than his older brother.
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Peyton and Archie Manning
Peyton and Archie Manning hug in the moments after the Colts dramatic comeback victory over the rival New England Patriots in the 2007 AFC Championship Game.
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Kevin Garnett and Peyton Manning
Two guys who eat their Wheaties every morning: Manning and basketball star Kevin Garnett check out a promotional video at an event in Indianapolis.
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Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning
Peyton Manning shares a laugh with Tiger Woods.
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Eli and Peyton Manning
Eli and Peyton film a commercial for <italics>Sunday Night Football</italics> on NBC.
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Jerome Bettis, John Schnatter and Peyton Manning
Manning and Bettis eat some Papa John's pizza alongside Founder, Chairman and CEO John Schnatter during a commercial shoot at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
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Warren Moon, Archie Manning, Michael White, Peyton Manning and Joe Montana
Peyton handles the coin toss for DIRECTV's Sixth Annual Celebrity Beach Bowl Game at Victory Field on Feb. 4, 2012 in Indianapolis.
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Manning's scar from neck surgery is visible as he signs autographs during the first day of Broncos training camp at Dove Valley, CO.
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