March 6, 1974 |
New Orleans, Louisiana
|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.
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.
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. 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. Because a single hard tackle would have likely left him paralyzed for life, Manning accepted the diagnosis and immediately ended his playing career.
Manning was a partner of Scotia Howard Weil, an energy investment boutique with offices in Houston and New Orleans. 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.
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". On September 13, 2015, Manning joined the broadcast team of Fox NFL Kickoff. In 2016, AJ Capital Partners added Manning to their executive team as senior managing director - investor relations.