Peyton Manning may be one of the hardest workers in the NFL, but that does not stop him from having a little fun at training camp. Video of the Denver Broncos quarterback dancing to “Rocky Top” has gone viral.
Each day at Broncos training camp, one member of the team gets to pick the music played during the team stretching period. Naturally, Peyton Manning paid tribute to his alma mater, University of Tennessee, with the school’s unofficial fight song, “Rocky Top.”
“It was his day to pick the music so it wasn’t a surprise to me what it was going to be,” Broncos linebacker Von Miller told Denver Post of Peyton Manning’s “Rocky Top” selection.“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.”
It wasn’t long before Peyton Manning started dancing to “Rocky Top.” Ever the professional, he only stopped to groove for about 20 seconds before going back to his stretching routine. But thankfully, his hilarious moves were captured on video.
Watch Peyton Manning dance to “Rocky Top” at Denver Broncos practice.
But Peyton Manning was not the only member of the Denver Broncos to dance along to “Rocky Top” during practice. Wide receiver Wes Welker and Tennessee alum Britton Colquitt also had fun with the quarterback’s musical choice.
Watch Briton Colquitt (in No. 4 jersey) dance to “Rocky Top.”
And even Wyoming alum Mitch Unrein, whose college squad beat the Volunteers at Tennessee, tried to copy Peyton Manning’s dance moves.
“I like that song because it reminds me of when Wyoming went out to Tennessee and we beat them 13-7, believe it or not,” the Broncos defensive tackle said. “I was giving (former Volunteer defensive end) Malik (Jackson grief) about it. Yeah, they played that song in our locker room for a week straight before we went out there so it was just stuck in my head. But yeah Peyton had a nice dance out there. I was trying to mimic him a little bit but I just couldn’t do a good job doing that.”