Mario Manningham life and biography

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Mario Manningham biography

Date of birth : 1986-05-25
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Warren, OH
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-09-24
Credited as : Football player NFL, wide receiver for the New York Giants, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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* Originally a 3rd round (95th pick overall) draft choice by the Giants in 2008.

GIANTS NOTES


* Talented receiver emerged as a consistent playmaker in 2009, when his 57 catches and 822 yards were the second-highest totals on the teams…His rookie season was curtailed due to injuries suffered in training camp.

CAREER NOTES


* Has played in 21 games with 10 starts and has career totals of 61 receptions for 848 yards (a 13.9-yard average) and 5 touchdowns.
* In 2009, played in 14 games with 10 starts…Inactive at Philadelphia (11/1) and at Minnesota (1/3) due to shoulder injury…Caught at least 1 pass in every game in which he played.
* Finished second on the Giants with 57 catches, 822 yards and a 14.4-yard average and tied for 3rd (with Kevin Boss) with 5 touchdown receptions.
* Manningham posted 2 100-yard games: 150 yards at Kansas City (10/4) and 126 yards vs. Atlanta (11/22).
* Manningham had career-high totals of 10 receptions for 150 yards at Kansas City, the same game in which Steve Smith had 10 receptions for 134 yards. They were the 1st pair of receivers in Giants history to have double-digit receptions in the same game.
* It was the first career 100-yard game for each player. They were the first pair of Giants receivers with at least 100 yards apiece in the same game since Sept. 17, 2006, when Amani Toomer had 137 yards on 12 catches and Plaxico Burress had 114 yards on 6 receptions in an overtime victory in Philadelphia.
* Manningham caught 6 passes vs. San Diego (11/8), vs. Atlanta (11/22) and vs. Carolina (12/27).
* Opened the season vs. Washington (9/13), with 3 catches for 58 yards, including a 30-yard touchdown, the 1st of his career.
* Made his 1st career start at Tampa Bay (9/17) and had 4 catches for 55 yards.
* In 2008, played in 7 games as a rookie and contributed 4 receptions for 26 yards, 1 rush for a 12-yard loss and 2 special teams tackles…Suffered a quad injury that forced him to miss the majority of training camp.
* Made his regular season debut vs. Seattle (10/5) and finished with 1 reception for 4 yards…Saw extensive playing time at wide receiver in the 2nd half at Minnesota (12/28) and had 2 receptions for 21 yards.

COLLEGE


* Played in 34 games with 24 starts for the Wolverines…In 3 years, he caught 137 passes for 2,310 yards (16.9-yard average) and 27 touchdowns…Ranks 4th in school history with 27 touchdown catches…His 2,310 yards receiving rank 5th in Michigan history…Manningham's 137 receptions placed him 9th on the Wolverine all-time record list…Scored 12 times on receptions in 2007, the 6th-best season total in school history…Manningham's 72 receptions in 2007 placed him 6th on UM's season-record list and his 1,174 yards receiving in 2007 rank 2nd in school annals behind Braylon Edwards' 1,330 yards in 2004…Set a school record with 6 straight 100-yard receiving games in 2007 (vs. Northwestern, Purdue, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan State and Wisconsin), breaking Edwards' old mark of four (both in 2003 and '04)…His 3 touchdown catches vs. Notre Dame in 2006 were 1 shy of the school record of 4…With his 106 yards gained receiving vs. Wisconsin in 2005, Manningham joined Toomer (1992), John Kolesar (1985), Carter (1979) and Dick Rifenburg (1944) as the only true freshmen in Michigan history to gain 100 receiving yards in a game…His 97-yard touchdown catch vs. Wisconsin in 2007 set a school record, topping the previous long of 90 yards by Alexander vs. Illinois in 1993…That 97-yarder was the 4th-longest reception in Big Ten history, ranking behind 99-yard catches by Thomas Lewis of Indiana (vs. Penn State, 1993), Vinny Sutherland of Purdue (vs. Northwestern, 1999) and Lee Evans of Wisconsin (vs. Akron, 2003).

OFF FIELD ACTIVITY


* Joined NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Giants President John Mara to install new fitness equipment at Lyndhurst High School with the United Way of Bergen County and The American Heart Association as part of the 2009 Hometown Huddle.
* Attended the Taste of the Giants fundraiser event benefitting local food banks, featuring chefs from the area preparing their signature dishes.
* Hosted Giants fans and season ticket holders during the team's Draft Day Party at New Meadowlands Stadium.
* Attended the Giants Kickoff Luncheon benefitting St. Vincent's Medical Center.

PERSONAL


* Attended Warren G. Harding (Warren, Ohio) High School…Parade All-America, All-State, All-District and All-Conference selection as a junior and senior…Rated 12th on the Detroit Free Press "Best of the Midwest" list and was a 4-star prospect that was ranked the 5th-best receiver nationally and 3rd-best prospect in Ohio by Rivals.com…College Football News rated Manningham as the 6th-best wide receiver and 43rd player overall in the country…Named Prep Star's Dream Team as the 6th-rated receiver prospect in the nation and was named the 7th-best receiver prospect by Student Sports Hot 100 recruits…Started the last 2 years of his 3-year career…Had 105 catches for 1,883 yards and 24 touchdowns in his final 2 seasons and also contributed 4 interceptions at cornerback during his career…Also lettered in basketball, earning honorable mention All-State his senior year…The 3-year varsity letter-winner averaged 17 points as a senior after posting a career-best 21-point average his junior year, gaining All-District and All-Conference honors during his final 2 years….General Studies major, enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts...Cousin, Bubba Paris, was an All-America offensive tackle at Michigan (1979-82) and earned 3 Super Bowl rings while playing on the offensive line for the San Francisco 49ers (1983-90) and finished his career in 1991 with the Indianapolis Colts…Born Mario Cashmere Manningham on May 25, 1986.

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