Marshall Williams Manning, 12, is an American media personality and celebrity child. He is the son of MVP Awards winner Peyton Manning and his wife of two decades, Ashley Manning.
Marshall’s father, Peyton is a former NFL star who spent 14 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and four seasons with the Denver Broncos. Manning is considered one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. He helped transform the struggling Colts franchise into consistent playoff contenders.
Likewise, his mother Ashley is a businesswoman by profession. Williams’ parents first met when his father was a freshman in college. They have been together since 2001. Here, we will focus on Marshall Williams Manning’s upbringing, his childhood, his parents, and more.
Marshall Williams Manning Has A Twin Sister
The young star kid Marshall Williams Manning was born on 31st March 2011 in Indianapolis, the USA. He is 12 years old is the twin child of former pro-player Peyton Marshall and Ashley Thompson. He is currently in middle school.
He was born alongside his fraternal twin sister Mosley Thompson Manning. Their birth was announced publicly only after a week by their parents. Likewise, Ashley Thompson even kept her pregnancy a secret for a long time in order to enjoy her intimate moments as much as she could.
Marshall Manning Has Seven Cousins
He is the grandson of former NFL quarterback Archie Manning and Olivia Williams. Similarly, he is the nephew of entrepreneur and TV personality Cooper Archibald Manning and former football quarterback Elisha Nelson Manning.
From his two uncle’s side, Marshall has altogether seven cousins named May Manning, Archibald Charles Manning, Heid Manning, Ava Manning, Lucy Manning, Caroline Manning, and Charles Manning.
He Is A Fan Of Josh Allen
Yes, you read it right, Marshall is a big fan of the Buffalo Bills quarterback Joshua ‘Josh’ Patrick Allen and not his own MVP Award-winning father. Despite being born to one of the cherished players of all time, Williams found his solace in the 26 years old NFL star Josh Allen.
As per Peyton himself, Manning even refuses to use his last name on his flat football jersey and has Allen’s surname instead. During his appearance on ESPN’s Manningcast, Peyton revealed the news to his fans and show viewers.
During the show, the Manning brothers were joined by Josh himself. The father of two even joked about him wanting Allen to talk to his son and ask him to put his father’s name on his jersey.
He jokingly said,
“Allen please let him know it’s not a nice way to treat his father by not having their last name on the jersey,”
Not to forget, during Marshall’s tenth birthday Peyton bought a Josh jersey and mailed it to Allen for him to sign, however, the 26-year-old NFL star sent a field-worn jersey with his autograph instead. What an awesome surprise for a ten-year-old right?
Marshall Williams Manning’s Coach Is His Very Own Father
Looking at the family’s history, American football runs in the Manning family life without a doubt. Marshall is also a football fan and has been supporting his father since a very young age.
And taking his son’s love for football into note, Peyton is coaching his son as well as other children for Williams’ flag football team. Back in 2021, Peyton coached a five-on-five flag football team including his son for a league.
In an interview with IndyStar, he talks about why he out a five-man team. He said,
“That way I don’t have to deal with any complaining parents, Because all five of these kids play the entire game. They get their money and time’s worth for signing up for this league.”
Not that anyone would go up to PEYTON MANNING and complain about football. Do you think anyone would do that? NO.
Will Marshall Williams Manning Follow His Father’s Footsteps Into The Football World? Peyton’s Short Career Highlights
Looking at Marshall’s growing interest in football, we can say that he might follow his family’s legacy. However, one can never foresee their future hence, there’s also a high chance of Marshall’s career away from the field. Back in Aug 2021, Manning was seen collecting autographs from his favorites during the Gold Jacket Ceremony.
As mentioned above, Marshall’s father Peyton is a former football quarterback who played in the NFL for a total of 18 seasons. The 46-year-old star spent his 14 seasons with Indianapolis Colts and 4 seasons with the Denver Broncos.
During his freshmen days, Peyton was the third-string quarterback for the Tennessee Volunteers football team. By the time he was a senior, he had won several awards and accolades including the Maxwell Award, the Davey O’Brien Award, the Johnny Unitas Award, and more.
He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts as the first overall pick during the 1998 NFL Draft. Since then, Peyton played with the Colts for 13 full seasons until he was put on hold due to a neck injury.
After he left the Colts, he went to the Denver Broncos and played for them from the 2012 season to the 2015 season. Throughout his career of 18 seasons, he was named the NFL’s most valuable player five times out of which 4 were with the colts and one was with the Broncos.
Here is a list of some of his father’s achievements are:
- Two-time Super Bowl champion
- Five-time NFL MVP- 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, & 2013
- Two-time NFL Offensive Player of the Year
- Seven-time First-Team All-Pro: 2003–2005, 2008–2009, 2012–2013
- 2005 Pro Bowl MVP
- 2007 Super Bowl MVP
- 2012 NFL Comeback Player of the Year
The father of two announced his retirement on 7th March 2016 after dedicating his 18 years to football. During his retirement speech, he said,
“I’ve fought a good fight. I’ve finished my football race and after 18 years, it’s time. God bless all of you and God bless football.”
Marshall Manning’s Parents First Met Before College
The lovers first met in 1994 when Manning was a freshman in college. They were introduced to one another by Thompson’s parents’ next-door neighbor.
For anyone who doesn’t know Ashley, she is a real estate developer and owns a real estate company. She even has a minority owner of the Memphis Grizzlies.
Peyton and Ashley’s chemistry went off and they dated for several years before tying the knot on 17th March 2001.
P.S. They got married on St. Patrick’s Day.
The lovely couple welcomed their two children, twins Marshall & Mosley a decade after their marriage on 31st March 2011.
How Rich Is Marshall William Manning’s Parents In 2022?
Though the 12-year-old star kid doesn’t have a career of his own, he is living a luxurious lifestyle, thanks to his celebrity parents.
As of 2022, Peyton has a jaw-dropping net worth of $250 million which he made from his successful NFL career. On the other hand, his real estate developer mom has a current net worth of $20 million.