Peyton Manning (18) reacts after an offside penalty during the second half against the Cleveland Browns at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 34-12. (Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports)

Peyton Manning, Missy Franklin Named Colorado Athletes of the Year


The Colorado Sports Hall of Fame announced Tuesday that Peyton Manning and swimmer Missy Franklin are Colorado’s Professional and Amateur Athletes-of-the-Year, respectively.

Manning and Franklin will be honored with five other athletes from Colorado at the 2013 Colorado Sports Hall of Fame banquet on April 18 at the Denver Marriott City Center Hotel.

Manning led the Broncos to being the AFC’s No. 1 ranked team while setting every franchise single-season passing mark with 400 completions, 4,659 passing yards, a 68.6% completion percentage, 37 touchdowns, and a 105.8 passer rating. He was named to the AFC’s Pro Bowl roster for the 12th time in his career.

Franklin won four gold medals (100 & 200-meter backstroke, 4×200-meter freestyle, and 4×100-meter medley relays) at the 2012 London Olympic Games, and added a bronze medal (4×100-meter freestyle relay) as well.

Tickets to the event are $175 each and Sponsor tables start at $2,500.

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