[size=12pt]Manning will turn 31 by hosting Saturday Night Live[/size]Posted: Thursday March 1, 2007 9:13PM; Updated: Friday March 2, 2007 12:17AM
NFL Quarterbacks Turned SNL Hosts
Player Date Hosted
Fran Tarkenton January 29, 1977
Joe Montana January 24, 1987
Tom Brady April 16, 2005
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Super Bowl MVP Peyton Manning's acting credits will move beyond his numerous commercials in a few weeks as he'll be hosting NBC's Saturday Night Live.
The Colts quarterback said he would appear on the show on March 24, which happens to be his 31st birthday.
"I figure this is my one shot to be asked," Manning said. "I'm sort of looking forward to it, but I am a little bit nervous."
Manning has most famously poked fun of himself in an ad for cell-phone company Sprint Nextel Corp., where he dons a fake mustache and toupee to "disguise" himself while rooting for the Colts. In a MasterCard commercial, Manning posed as a "fan of the fan," cheering on workers at a grocery store and coffee shop.
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