Eli Manning and Abby McGrew Announce First Child

NFL athlete Eli Manning and wife Abby McGrew arrive at the 2008 ESPY Awards held at NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on July 16, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. The 2008 ESPYs will air on Sunday, July 20 at 9PM ET on ESPN. (Getty Images)more pics » Eli Manning (Getty Images) Looks like Eli Manning will learn how to play a new position: a father. The New York Giants quarterback and wife Abby McGrew announced they are expecting their first child together.

"They are both so happy and excited. Eli is being very protective of Abby, as it is still early days," said a source close to the couple, speaking to Page Six.

Eli's brother Cooper confirmed the news to Us Weekly. ""They are going to be great parents," said Cooper. "Everyone is very excited!"

Manning and McGrew were married in 2008, in a private ceremony in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, after meeting while both were students at Ole Miss. They now live together in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Congrats to the happy couple!

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