During Manning's first professional game, he intercepted a pass thrown by Brett Favre of the Green Bay Packers. In a CBS interview that aired later the same night, Manning admitted that Brett Favre was one of his childhood idols, and intercepting the pass felt like a dream come true. Two weeks later, Manning's performance earned him a starting position during the Bears' week Three match up against the Minnesota Vikings.
Short work: Danieal Manning didn't let his small stature interfere with his big dreams, but the Bears' rookie safety never imagined he would be a starter in the NFL quite this quickly
Oct 01, 2006; For Bears rookie Danieal Manning, a visit to Camp Cowboy changed everything. Manning was just a boy when his dad took him to the...
NFL 06; NFC NORTH FOCUS; TOP ROOKIES; The need for speed; The Bears bailed out of the first round of this year's draft, trading away their pick, but that doesn't mean their No. 1 selection won't be a prominent player. Safety Danieal Manning is being counted on to help the league's top-ranked scoring defense immediately.(SPORTS)
Sep 07, 2006; Byline: Mark Craig; Staff Writer The Chicago Bears barely made a peep on draft day, trading out of the first round and then...