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Peyton Manning Speaks to High School Athletes in Little Rock

NFL star Peyton Manning spoke Saturday during a banquet in Little Rock to honor the state's top high school athletes.
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- NFL star Peyton Manning spoke Saturday during a banquet in Little Rock to honor the state's top high school athletes.

During the event -- held at the Statehouse Convention Center -- top male and female performers from every sport were given awards.
   
In his remarks to the athletes, Manning said the talent they possess is a gift.

"This is a night to celebrate," Manning said.  "Each and every one of the honorees tonight has enormous talent in their respective sports.  They're risen far above their peers throughout the state."

Manning added that it's up to them to make the most of their talent as they more forward with their lives.
   
After his speech, Manning took part in a question-and-answer session with Arkansas native and former NFL pro-bowler Keith Jackson.
   
Over 1,000 student athletes, parents and sponsors attended to banquet.   
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