Peyton Manning, a five-time National Football League Most Valuable Player, is donating $3 million to the University of Tennessee, the school said in a statement.
The gift will benefit the football program and the Peyton Manning Scholarship Endowment, the school said.
Manning, 39, is the NFL’s all-time leader in touchdown passes with 530. He led the Indianapolis Colts to the Super Bowl title after the 2006 season and currently plays for the Denver Broncos.
Manning, who will make about $15 million this season, was the first overall pick of the Colts in the 1998 draft after graduating from Tennessee.