Peyton Manning has been out of football for more than a year, but he’ll make a big appearance on ESPN this summer.
ESPN announced Tuesday that the former MVP quarterback will host the 25th annual ESPYS this summer The ESPYS commemorate the biggest achievements in sports from the past year.
“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. “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.”
— ESPN (@espn) May 16, 2017
It’s not the first time Manning has taken the stage for a major moment at the ESPYS. Manning won the Icon Award at the ESPYS last year, and he presented Pat Summitt with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award in 2012. He won a total of nine ESPYS during his NFL career.
Manning retired last year after winning Super Bowl 50 with the Denver Broncos. He won five MVPs and made 14 Pro Bowls between his time with the Broncos and the Indianapolis Colts.
The ESPYS will be broadcast live from Los Angeles on July 12 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.