Found October 18, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
PLAYERS: Peyton Manning
TEAMS: Denver Broncos
Any 14-year-old from Colorado would want to be named Peyton Manning now that the future Hall of Famer is trying to lead their Broncos to a Super Bowl, right? In some ways, that is true for Littleton’s Peyton Scott Manning. But when he wants to do something simple like create a Facebook account with his actual name, being named after a legend has its downfalls.“People don’t believe me sometimes,” the eight-grader told the Denver Post. “They think I’m trying to impersonate. Facebook won’t let me do Manning at all, no matter how many times I try.”Peyton’s parents, Mick and Kim Manning, named him after Manning the football player when Peyton announced he would return to Tennessee for his senior season in 1997. They liked the fact that Peyton was staying in school to finish his degree, and they decided to honor him when their son was born in 1998.“I would have never named him Peyton if I knew (the QB) was going to be a legendary football player anywhere, let alone Denver,” Kim said. “We’r
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