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Peyton Manning Announces $3 Million Gift To His Alma Mater, The University Of Tennessee

Former Tennessee star and Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning announced Friday he and his wife have made a $3 million financial commitment to his alma mater. According to the announcement, the gift will be earmarked for the Tennessee football program and the Peyton Manning Scholarship Endowment, which is a four-year scholarship presented to first-year students participating in the University of Tennessee Honors Program.

Manning's donation will also honor two athletic department employees, Gus Manning and Carmen Tegano. Gate 16 at Neyland Stadium will be re-named Gus Manning gate, while Tegano will have a student-athlete dining hall named after him and his wife. 

Here's a look at the photo-op of the announcement, featuring Peyton and the honorees as well as UT head coach Butch Jones.