Mario Manningham

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Mario Manningham
2012 Packers vs Giants - Mario Manningham.jpg
Mario Manningham on January 15, 2012 in a game against the Green Bay Packers.
No. 82     San Francisco 49ers
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-05-25) May 25, 1986 (age 27)
Place of birth: Warren, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
College: Michigan
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 3 / Pick: 95
Debuted in 2008 for the New York Giants
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Receptions202
Receiving Yards2,764
Receiving TDs19
Stats at NFL.com
 
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Mario Manningham
2012 Packers vs Giants - Mario Manningham.jpg
Mario Manningham on January 15, 2012 in a game against the Green Bay Packers.
No. 82     San Francisco 49ers
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-05-25) May 25, 1986 (age 27)
Place of birth: Warren, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
College: Michigan
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 3 / Pick: 95
Debuted in 2008 for the New York Giants
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Receptions202
Receiving Yards2,764
Receiving TDs19
Stats at NFL.com

Mario Cashmere Manningham (born May 25, 1986) is an American football wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft. After receiving few opportunities in his rookie year, Manningham caught 18 touchdown passes the following three seasons, as well as three postseason touchdowns during the Giants' 2011-12 playoff run. Manningham won Super Bowl XLVI with the Giants, in which he caught a crucial 38-yard pass with under four minutes remaining to set up the Giants' game-winning drive. Manningham later signed with the San Francisco 49ers.

He played college football at Michigan.

College career[edit]

2006 Michigan Wolverines football team huddle with #86 Manningham, #7 Chad Henne, #16 Adrian Arrington, #72 Rueben Riley, #54 Mark Bihl, #77 Jake Long, #83 Mike Massey, #65 Justin Boren, #85 Carson Butler, and #52 Stephen Schilling against Central Michigan

In 2005, as a freshman, Manningham recorded 27 receptions for 433 yards and six touchdowns, including the game-winning catch as time expired in the game against Penn State, handing the Nittany Lions their only loss that season.[1]

Manningham finished 2006 with a total 38 receptions 703 yards and nine touchdowns. He was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week two weeks in a row, first against Notre Dame and then against Wisconsin.[2] During the sixth game of the season against Michigan State, Manningham injured his knee and underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on October 10.[3] Manningham made his first game appearance after the injury as a reserve wide receiver on November 4 against Ball State.[4]

Manningham had a total of 72 receptions for 1,174 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2007.[5]

After the 2007 season, Manningham opted to forgo his eligibility for his senior year in 2008 and entered the NFL Draft. He finished his career at Michigan with 137 receptions for 2,310 yards and 27 touchdowns. Those marks placed him ninth, fifth, and fourth, respectively, in school history.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft[edit]

Manningham had reportedly been removed from "multiple teams'" draft boards due to alleged marijuana use in college. Mario denied testing positive initially, then sent a letter to all 32 teams admitting he lied. Manningham claims he failed two drug tests at Michigan.[6] Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported that Manningham scored a 6 out of 50 on the Wonderlic exam. This along with several other problems caused his draft value to drop.

New York Giants[edit]

2008 season[edit]

Manningham was selected in the third round (95th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft by the New York Giants.[7] During rookie training camp, Manningham noted that he looked forward to playing with fellow former Michigan Wolverine Amani Toomer.[8] Manningham signed a four-year deal worth up to $2.3 million. Manningham made his first reception on October 5, 2008 in a game against the Seattle Seahawks which the Giants won by a score of 44-6.

Manningham at New York Giants training camp

2009 season[edit]

Manningham worked on his punt return abilities and competed for the punt returner spot in 2009.[9]

Manningham kicked off the 2009 season by catching three passes for 58 yards and a touchdown en route to the Giants' 23-17 win over the Washington Redskins. He followed this up by catching 10 passes for 150 yards and a juggling sliding catch for a touchdown in the Giants' 33-31 win over the Dallas Cowboys.[10]

Manningham became the starting wide receiver opposite Steve Smith after fellow receiver Domenik Hixon was injured in a week 2 game against the Dallas Cowboys.

2011 season[edit]

On February 5, 2012, Manningham made a catch in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLVI to set up the win against the Patriots. Trailing by 2 points with 3 minutes 46 seconds remaining, the Giants started the winning drive. Eli Manning lofted a long pass down the left sideline to Mario Manningham, who kept his feet inbounds by inches with two defenders around him. The Giants went on to beat the New England Patriots 21-17. Manningham ended the game with 5 catches for 73 yards.

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

2012 season[edit]

Manningham with the 49ers in 2012.

Manningham signed a two-year, $7.375 million contract with the San Francisco 49ers on March 22, 2012. On December 23, 2012, he tore his ACL and PCL in his left knee against division rival, the Seattle Seahawks, in a game the 49ers lost 42-13. The next day, the 49ers stated that Manningham would be out for the season.

2013 season[edit]

On August 27, 2013, the 49ers placed Manningham on the reserve/physically unable to perform list.[11] Manningham was activated by the 49ers on November 4, 2013 after recovering from the injury sustained against the Seahawks.[12] After seeing limited duty, Manningham was placed on the injured reserve list on December 27, 2013, ending his season. [13]

Career Statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GPGSRecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
2013San Francisco 49ers639859.4140-------
2012San Francisco 49ers1194144911.040136421.329010
2011New York Giants12103952313.447T4-------
2010New York Giants1686094415.792T9122.02011
2009New York Giants14105782214.4495-----11
2008New York Giants704266.51101-12-12.0-120--
Total67402102,84913.5921955410.829032

Postseason[edit]

SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GPGSRecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
2011New York Giants421318914.5383000.00000
Total421318914.5383000.00000

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