Denver's record-setting quarterback, who threw for 55 touchdowns and 5,477 yards in leading the
Manning won MVP awards with Indianapolis in 2003, '04, '08 and '09. He was the runner-up last season to Adrian Peterson.
Manning, who will play in the
Manning also took the AP's offensive player of the year award for the second time.
Carolina grabbed two major awards, with
Green Bay running back
San Diego quarterback
The hang time is over for Ray Guy. The longtime punter for the
After waiting 23 years, Guy is the first punter elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
"Good things are worth waiting for," Guy said Saturday night after being elected along with six other players. "It's just a matter of time when it will show up. And I knew it would, sooner or later. It had to, whether it was me or somebody down the road. But sooner or later, it had to show up, because that is a part of a football game."
Defensive end Michael Strahan, receiver
The announcement was made at the NFL Honors award show, less than 24 hours before the Denver Broncos take on the
Among the finalists who didn't get in were two with ties to the
Induction will be on Aug. 1 in Canton, Ohio.
Guy turned the punting job into a defensive weapon after he became the first player at his position to be selected in the first round of the draft in 1973. He made "hang time" part of the football vernacular while playing all of his 207 games in 14 seasons with the Raiders.
The Southern Mississippi product averaged 42.4 yards for his career. Only three of his 1,049 punts were blocked, and he had 209 punts downed inside the 20-yard line.
"It's gratifying to now see a punter go into the Hall of Fame," Guy said, who joins Jan Stenerud as the only kickers enshrined . "Whether it was me or somebody else, they needed representation in that position."
Kyle Shanahan to