Peyton Manning Named 2013 'Sportsman Of The Year' By Sports Illustrated

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Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning (18) celebrates with teammates after he threw a touchdown pass against the Houston Texans during the third quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, in Houston. The touchdown pass was his 51st of the season. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning, center, celebrates with teammates after he threw a touchdown pass against the Houston Texans during the third quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, in Houston. The touchdown pass was his 51st of the season. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning (18) waves to fans following an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, in Houston. Manning threw his 51st touchdown pass of the season to set a new NFL record. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning throws against the Tennessee Titans during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) calls an audible at the line of scrimmage against the Kansas City Chiefs in the first quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning interacts with fans after beating the San Diego Chargers in an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in San Diego. The Broncos won, 28-20. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2013 file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning watches play from the sidelines against the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth quarter an NFL football game, in Denver. Manning returns to Indianapolis on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, a better quarterback than the one who left. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) watches play from the sidelines late in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles in an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Denver. Denver won 52-20. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) greets Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) after the Broncos defeated the Eagles 52-20 in an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) calls an audible against the St. Louis Rams in the second quarter of a preseason NFL football game, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) walks off the field after an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, in Denver. The Broncos won 49-27. Manning threw a record-tying seven touchdown passes ? something no one had done in 44 years. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
Denver Broncos starting quarterback Peyton Manning jokes with reporters after taking part in the morning session at the team's NFL training camp in Englewood, Colo., on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, left, confers with center Ryan Lilja during NFL football training camp in Englewood, Colo., on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning looks on during football training camp, Saturday, July 27, 2013, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning talks to the media following the opening session of NFL football training camp, Thursday, July 25, 2013, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
In this image released by the U.S. Army and taken on Friday, March 1, 2013, Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning addresses the troops at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, with a USO tour. Manning was accompanied by MLB pitcher Curt Schilling and NFL players Austin Collie and Steven Jackson. (AP Photo/ Staff Sgt. David J. Overson, U.S. Army)
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Peyton Manning is Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year.

Manning has led Denver to an 11-3 record this year, his second with the Broncos after missing the 2011 season with Indianapolis because of neck troubles that affected his right triceps. He has thrown 47 touchdown passes, three shy of Tom Brady's NFL season record.

Manning is the fourth NFL quarterback to take the honor in the last nine years, following Brady in 2005, Brett Favre in 2007 and Drew Brees in 2010. LeBron James was the winner last year.

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This image provided by Sports Illustrated shows the cover of the Dec. 10, 2012 issue, on sale now, featuring LeBron James who has been named the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year 2012. James is the first NBA player to win the award since Heat teammate Dwyane Wade in 2006. (AP Photo/Sports Illustrated, Walter Iooss Jr.)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06: 2011 Sports Illustrated Sportswoman of the Year, college basketball coach Pat Summitt (L) and 2011 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year, college basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski attend the 2011 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year award presentation at The IAC Building on December 6, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 30: Sportsman of the Year Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints speaks during the 2010 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year Celebration at IAC Building on November 30, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 01: Derek Jeter, 2009 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year, attends the 2009 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year Celebration at The IAC Building on December 1, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by George Napolitano/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 02: Michael Phelps attends the 2008 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year award celebration at the IAC Building on December 2, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 4: Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre attends the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of The Year Party 2007 at Skylight Studios December 4, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
Tom Brady, Sports Illustrated Sportman of the Year (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/WireImage for Bragman Nyman Cafarelli)
Tom Verducci during Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year Party Honoring The Boston Red Sox at Avalon in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. (Photo by Bob Gevinski/WireImage for Sports Illustrated)
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