WATCH: Peyton Manning Retires After 18 Year Career [VIDEO]

Christian Datoc Senior White House Correspondent
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Reigning Super Bowl champion Peyton Manning officially retired from professional football Monday.

An emotional Manning held a press conference in Englewood, CO and — after a brief moment of silence — reflected back on an illustrious 18 year career.

“Well, I have stayed at it,” Manning told the group of reporters. “I’ve stayed at it for 18 years.”

“There’s just something about 18 years. 18 is a good number,” the future hall of famer continued, “and today, I retire from pro football.”

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