Peyton Manning meets teen boy with same name

Will the real Peyton Manning please stand up?

Last month, the Denver Post ran a story about a local teenage boy who was facing an identity crisis due to him sharing the same name as the Broncos’ superstar quarterback.

The 14-year-old from Littleton, Colo., couldn’t even create a profile on Facebook, instead having to settle for the alias “Peyton Scott.”

“People don’t believe me sometimes. They think I’m trying to impersonate,” he said at the time. “Facebook won’t let me do Manning at all, no matter how many times I try.”

Of course, the Broncos’ PR department took advantage of a bizarre opportunity, uniting both Peyton Manning’s on Friday after a team practice.

The Canton-bound QB presented the boy with an autographed football, saying, “To Peyton, great name. All my best, your friend, Peyton Manning, 18.”

Something tells me a follow-up to this commercial is already in the making.

Zack Kelberman
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