Following his senior year at Temple University, he was named the 2012 College Football Performance Awards Specialist Trophy winner as the nation's finest overall kicker. He has set Temple career highs in points (338), field goals made (60), and punting average (45.4). He was acquired by the Broncos in a trade with the New York Jets on August 26, 2014.
McManus started his NFL career with the Jets, but was released after they signed placekicker Nick Folk. The Broncos then picked him up and gave him a chance to compete with free agent signee Justin Medlock for the job. In four games this season, McManus has converted all 10 of his field goal attempts and all 20 of his extra point tries. His.900 success rate is second only to Oakland's Jon Condo who is 1-for-1 this season.
In addition to being one of the best placekickers in football, McManus has also proven to be one of the league's best defenders off the bench. From 2010-13, he played in 49 games for the Jets, converting 100 of 105 field goal attempts and 88 of 89 extra point tries. He also returned kicks for New York during that time period. Prior to joining the Jets, McManus spent two seasons (2008-09) at Temple where he was 77-of-80 on field goal attempts and had 42 punts land inside the 20. He was drafted by the Jets in the fifth round (146th pick overall)
Brandon Tyler McManus (born July 25, 1991) is an American football placekicker for the National Football League's Denver Broncos (NFL). Brandon McManus was a part of their Super Bowl 50 championship squad that defeated the Carolina Panthers.
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Manning had an impressive 18-year career as the Colts' (1998–2011) and Denver Broncos' (2012–15) starting quarterback, winning two Super Bowls and defeating each of the current 32 NFL organizations. He finished his career with more than 60,000 yards of offense and 49 touchdowns against only 12 interceptions.
During his time in Indianapolis, Manning led the team to a 54-10 regular season record and made five Pro Bowl appearances. In 2012, he helped the Broncos win their first championship in school history by throwing four touchdown passes and no interceptions in the playoffs. He signed a $90 million contract with Denver after being released by the Colts at the end of the 2015 season.
In 2016, Manning started 13 games for the first time since 2009 when he played for the New York Giants. He threw for 4,057 yards with 28 touchdowns and eight interceptions while completing 62 percent of his passes.
He announced his retirement on April 23, 2017 after playing 16 seasons in the NFL. In that time, he made seven All-Pro teams and won two Super Bowls with the 2-4 Colts before moving to Denver where he won another title with the 9-7 Broncos. His retirement makes him the all-time leader in passing yards (54,163) and touchdowns (493). He also ranks second in completion percentage (59.1%).
He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts with the number 1 overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft.
After graduating from Brigham Young University (BYU) in 1997, Manning began his professional football career with the Colts. In seven seasons with Indianapolis, he passed for over 50,000 yards and 269 touchdowns while leading the team to the playoffs five times. In 2011, he threw for 5,477 yards and 55 touchdowns while losing in the first round of the NFL Playoffs to New England Patriots.
In 2012, Manning signed with the Denver Broncos as a free agent. He helped the team reach the playoffs for the first time since 2009 and win its first championship in history after beating Seattle Seahawks 26-16 in the Super Bowl. However, they lost to Baltimore Ravens 34-31 in Game VII of their playoff series.
Manning was named the MVP of the game for his performance in Denver's victory over Seattle. He finished the season with 4,342 yards passing with 42 touchdowns against only 10 interceptions.
Following his success in Denver, Manning signed with the New York Giants as a free agent in 2015.