Peyton Manning will serve as the host for the 2017 ESPY awards, ESPN has announced.

"It's an honor to be asked to host the ESPYS, and it's even more meaningful that it's the 25th year for this incredible event," Manning said in a statement. "The ESPYS have been a part of my life during my entire career. I can still remember attending my very first show back in 1998 before my rookie season in the NFL."

Manning was given the ESPY Icon Award in 2016 along with Kobe Bryant and Abby Wambach.