Cooper Manning

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Cooper Manning
Born (1974-03-06) March 6, 1974 (age 43)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Nationality American
Employer AJ Capital Partners
Parent(s) Archie Manning (father)
Olivia Manning (mother)
Relatives Peyton Manning (brother)
Eli Manning (brother)

Cooper Manning (born March 6, 1974) is the host for the show "The Manning Hour" for Fox Sports. He is the oldest son of former professional football quarterback Archie Manning, and the older brother of former professional football quarterback Peyton Manning and current New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning.[1]

Early life[edit]

Born in 1974, Manning was the first child of Archie Manning and Olivia Manning. He played football for Isidore Newman School as a wide receiver and had a breakout year his senior year of high school with his brother Peyton Manning throwing all of the passes.[2]

Manning was a highly ranked prospect out of high school and ended up signing with University of Mississippi, Archie Manning's alma mater. When practices started in the summer before school, Manning felt some numbness in his fingers and toes, so he went to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota to be diagnosed.[3] There he was told that he had spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spine and pinching of the nerves, a condition usually seen in elderly people.[2][4] Because a single hard tackle would have likely left him paralyzed for life, Manning accepted the diagnosis and immediately ended his playing career.

In honor of Cooper, Peyton donned his brother's jersey number, 18, when he began his professional career in the National Football League in 1998.[citation needed]

Post-football career[edit]

Manning was a partner of Scotia Howard Weil, an energy investment boutique with offices in Houston and New Orleans.[5][6] The firm holds an annual Energy Conference that attracts representatives for top-level investors, public energy companies, private energy companies, private equity firms, and other commercial lenders from around the world.[7]

During the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, he hosted his own segment on The Dan Patrick Show, titled "Manning on the Street".[8] On September 13, 2015, Manning joined the broadcast team of Fox NFL Kickoff.[9] In 2016, AJ Capital Partners added Manning to their executive team as senior managing director - investor relations.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cooper Manning is almost as funny as Peyton and Eli" The Washington Post
  2. ^ a b Lopretsi, Mike (30 January 2008). "The Other Manning Brother Lives A Life Without Regret". USA Today. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Conway, Tyler. "Cooper Manning's Injury, Aftermath Play Central Role in ESPN's 'Book of Manning'". bleacherreport.com. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Spinal Stenosis". American College of Rheumatology. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Cooper Manning Finds Niche in Stocks, Leaving NFL to Brothers". bloomberg.com. January 29, 2010. Archived from the original on February 2, 2010. Retrieved February 9, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Howard Weil | Institutional Sales & Trading". www.howardweil.com. Retrieved 2016-02-20. 
  7. ^ "Annual Energy Conference". Scotia Howard Weil. Retrieved 20 February 2016. 
  8. ^ "Cooper Manning Proves To Be The Funniest Of The Manning Brothers". Business Insider. February 1, 2013. 
  9. ^ Boron, Cindy. "Cooper Manning is almost as funny as Peyton and Eli" The Washington Post (October 11, 2015)
  10. ^ "Cooper Manning joins AJ Capital Partners as senior managing director". Hotel Online. March 31, 2016.