Peyton Manning played college football at the University of Tennessee for four seasons, from 1994 through 1997. He graduated in the Spring of 1998, with a Bachelor's degree in Speech Communications and a minor in Business. He actually completed his degree in 3 years, but chose to come back for his Senior year to play for the team.
He became the all-time leading passer at Tennessee with 11,201 yards and 89 touchdowns in his four years there. He set an SEC record for career wins for a QB by winning 39 of 45 games as a starter. He led the Volunteers to an SEC Championship in the 1997 season.
He was selected first overall in the 1998 draft by the Indianapolis Colts. After 13 full seasons as a player and 1 season spent on the sidelines with a neck injury, Peyton Manning was released by the Colts on March 7, 2011, making him a free agent. He began visiting teams on March 9, 2011 to talk about signing a possible contract with them. He visited Denver first, and is expected to visit Arizona next, then Miami.