Looking Back as Peyton Manning announces his retirement today

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – News 12 Now will live stream Peyton Manning’s retirement announcement this afternoon at 1PM.

It started on small fields in the New Orleans area.

Then Peyton Manning came to Knoxville to play for the Vols in 1994.

And he moved on to the pros four years later as the Number One pick in the draft.

Today it ends in Denver.

On the day he won his second Super Bowl, we ran this story about Peyton’s connection to Chattanooga (bare with Amy Katcher’s winter cold!)

Peyton went into what would be his last season with Chattanooga on his mind.

Check out his moving personal remembrance of the July 16th shooting here in an ESPN 30 for 30 short.

And finally, we dug up a clip from our archives of a much younger Peyton.

It is his freshman year in 1994 at UT.

That summer, he is getting ready for his first season and first game, and hoping to step out of the shadow of his own father’s legacy.

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