Denver Broncos center Manny Ramirez make the most of his second chance in the NFL

Peyton Manning's new snapper won't say "I told you so." He'll leave that to his coaches.

One week after making his first career start at center since high school, Manny Ramirez proved he was more than just a 30-year-old fill-in when he signed a two-year extension with the Denver Broncos.

In 2010, Ramirez was out of football, his NFL career seemingly over after his release from the woeful Detroit Lions, and he started to wonder whether he'd have to fall back on his studies in exercise sports science.

Back then, he realized he hadn't reached his potential in the pros, so he rededicated — and remade — himself.