WASHINGTON—Friday, U.S. Rep. John Rose (TN-6) introduced a congressional resolution recognizing Peyton Manning for his lifetime achievements, humanitarian contributions and for his selection to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2021. Joining Rose’s resolution as original co-sponsors were Representatives Chuck Fleischmann (TN-3), Scott DesJarlais (TN-4), David Kustoff (TN-8), Tim Burchett (TN-2), Mark Green (TN-7) and Diana Harshbarger (TN-1).
“I extend my deepest congratulations to former starting quarterback of the University of Tennessee Volunteers and one of the greatest football players of all time, Peyton Manning, for being selected to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2021,” said Rose. “Peyton is a true athlete, not only because of his talent on the field, but because of his passion for the sport and commitment to perfecting his craft. I believe it is fitting that his contributions both on and off the field be recognized in this way.”
“Peyton Manning is an incredible athlete, philanthropist and role model for all Tennesseans,”said DesJarlais. His spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame is well deserved. I know the Tennessee Fourth Congressional District joins me in congratulating Peyton on this accomplishment.
“I’ve known Peyton since he played ball at UT, and on top of being a world class athlete, he is a great person,” said Burchett.“I’ll never forget when I was a state legislator, I brought Peyton to the floor of the Tennessee General Assembly. There was a special needs child there that day who really wanted to meet him, and Peyton went out of his way to make it happen. He is just that kind of guy, and East Tennessee is very proud of him.”
“Peyton Manning is a Tennessee treasure on and off the football field. From his steadfast commitment to giving back through the Peyback Foundation, to his incredible contributions to the game of football, Peyton has more than earned this distinction,”said Green. “It’s an honor to join my Volunteer State colleagues in congratulating Peyton on his introduction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021.”
“Over the years, I enjoyed watching University of Tennessee legend Peyton Manning play football and followed his career from his days in Knoxville through his long, successful journey in the NFL. Congratulations on being named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame!” said Harshbarger.
The resolution resolves that it is the sense of the House of Representatives that they honor and commend Peyton Manning on being named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and for his great philanthropy and generosity. The full text of the resolution is attached.
U.S. Representative John Rose is currently serving his second term representing Tennessee’s Sixth Congressional District and resides in Cookeville with his wife, Chelsea, and their son, Guy. The Sixth District includes Cannon, Clay, Coffee, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Robertson, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, White and Wilson counties as well as portions of Cheatham and Van Buren counties. Representative Rose is an eighth-generation farmer, small business owner and currently serves on the Financial Services Committee.