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Peyton Manning shows off his formidable dancing skills at training camp

When the Denver Broncos got down to business during training camp on Monday, quarterback Peyton Manning was busy getting down. Not getting down to avoid a hit. Not going down with injury. The only bone the 38-year-old was in danger of breaking on this day was his funky bone.

 NFL player Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos, winner of the Best Record-Breaking Performance award, attends The 2014 ESPYS at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
Photo by Christopher Polk

Monday was Manning’s day to pick the music. Much to the delight of fellow Tennessee Volunteer Britton Colquitt, he selected “Rocky Top,” the unofficial fight song of the University of Tennessee. What ensued as the song played was a delightful display of dance moves from Manning and several teammates.

And to think, people have been saying for years that Manning couldn’t move.

“It was his day to pick the music so it wasn’t a surprise to me what it was going to be,” said linebacker Von Miller. “It’s just a part of it. When it’s my day I think you’ll be asking other guys about what I played and what they thought about what I played. It was Peyton’s day so it was all good.”

The ever-affable Manning is no stranger to the realm of country music. In April, he joined country star Jake Owen on stage for a rendition of the Johnny Cash classic “Folsom Prison Blues.” He has also flexed his golden pipes on stage in the past with the likes of Luke Bryan and Kenny Chesney.

On this occasion, teammate Wes Welker joined in on the fun, dancing a jig of some sort. The lighthearted dance-a-thon got rave reviews from some fellow Broncos players; showing Manning may have a future as a radio dj. Judging by Manning’s moves however, Dancing With The Stars may want to look outside the Mile High City when looking for new cast members.

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