Just a week after leading his team in Super Bowl 50, legendary NFL quarterback Peyton Manning will be on the show floor on the opening day of the International Roofing Expo on Wednesday, Feb. 17 in Orlando.
Manning will be the guest of GAF at the front of West Hall A4 beginning at 4:30 p.m. All show attendees are welcome to visit the five-time league MVP after he plays in what may have been the final game of his Hall of Fame career.
Last month, GAF hosted a week-long sweepstakes for a private meet-and-greet with the Denver Broncos’ starting quarterback and hundreds of roofing contractors from across the country entered to win. Grand-prize winner Nathan Braly, the owner and general manager at Houston Roofing & Construction in Houston, said he’s grateful for the chance to meet one of the NFL’s greatest players.
“It’s really exciting to be part of this,” said Braly, a Colorado native and self-proclaimed die-hard Broncos fan. “I’ve followed the team practically my whole life and when we went (to Denver) it was great because he’s my wife’s favorite player, and now he’s on my favorite team.”
Manning, 39, is coming off one of his most challenging, yet rewarding seasons. In October, he set the league record for career touchdown passes. The following month, he set the all-time NFL record for passing yards amassed during a career, his 15th league record overall. But on his path to the Super Bowl, he also missed multiple games due to a nagging foot injury, fueling speculation about his possible retirement following an illustrious 18-year career.
“Especially with this possibly being his final season, this honor couldn’t be any bigger,” Braly said.