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Thumbs Up From His Peers

Photograph By John Leyba/The Denver Post/Getty Images

In a survey of more than 320 NFL players, Peyton Manning was voted the most respected player in the league and the one most would pick as the player with whom to start a team. That's high praise from his peers, who were swayed by Manning's dedication, preparation and execution at the highest levels.