Sports Peyton Manning to host 2017 ESPYS

20:09  16 may  2017
20:09  16 may  2017 Source:   theScore

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Two-time Super Bowl champion Peyton Manning will help hand out the trophies as the 2017 ESPYS host , ESPN announced Tuesday. "It's an honor to be asked to host the ESPYS , and it's even more meaningful that it's the 25th year for this incredible event," Manning said in a statement.

NFL superstar Peyton Manning will take over hosting duties from last year's emcee John Cena. Interested in ESPYs ? The 2017 ESPYs airs on ABC on July 12 at 8 p.m. ET. ABC News and ESPN are both part of parent company Disney.

One of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history will be the master of ceremonies at the premier sports awards event this summer.

Peyton Manning has been tabbed as the host for the 25th annual ESPYS, set to air July 12th, ESPN announced in a release Tuesday.

"The ESPYS have been a part of my life during my entire career - I can still remember attending my very first show back in 1998 before my rookie season in the NFL," Manning said.

"Over the years, The ESPYS have celebrated some of my favorite athletes and sports moments. In addition to recognizing a special year in sports, the 25th ESPYS will allow us to go down memory lane and pay tribute to those who have played such a huge part in this program’s success."

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Five-time NFL MVP and two-time Super Bowl champ Peyton Manning has been tapped to host The 2017 ESPYS Presented by Capital One on ABC. The 25th annual trophy show will be broadcast live on ABC Wednesday, July 12 at 8 PM EDT from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

NBA player Steph Curry (L) accepts the Best Team award on behalf of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors with host Peyton Manning (far R), actor Samuel L. Jackson (C), and teammates Kevin Durant (2nd L) and Zaza Pachulia (3rd L) onstage at The 2017 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 12, 2017

One of the world's most recognizable athletes and a charismatic presence who's brought humor to his countless television appearances, Manning seems like a logical choice to host the milestone event.

The 41-year-old played 18 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos, earning 14 Pro Bowl appearances before retiring in a fashion many athletes can only dream of.

  Peyton Manning to host 2017 ESPYS © John Leyba / Denver Post / Getty

Manning capped off his Hall of Fame career by walking into the sunset with a second Super Bowl title after helping guide the Broncos to a win over the Carolina Panthers.

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