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Peyton Manning named Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year


Dec 12, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) gestures during the game against the San Diego Chargers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Sports Illustrated announced its choice for 2013’s Sportsman of the Year during halftime of tonight’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals, and the award has gone to Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.

Manning, who’s having another MVP-caliber season, is on pace to break the NFL-record for touchdown passes in a single-season. In Thursday night’s Chargers-Broncos game, Manning threw his 46th and 47th touchdown pass of the season. He needs just three more to tie Tom Brady’s 2007-08 mark of 50.

Here were the other nominees by several of SI’s top writers:

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