PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — He wasn’t the MVP, but what Brandon McManus did on Sunday night was crucial in helping the Broncos win Super Bowl 50. Peyton Manning has a chance to walk off into the sunset and McManus has a lot to do with that.

Broncos Defeat Panthers To Win Super Bowl 50

The Broncos defeated the Panthers 24-10 and McManus contributed a total of 10 points (3 FG, 1 XP) to the cause. McManus opened up the scoring with a field goal early in the first quarter.

SANTA CLARA, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Brandon McManus #8 of the Denver Broncos celebrates with his team after kicking a first quarter field goal against the Carolina Panthers during Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

SANTA CLARA, CA – FEBRUARY 07: Brandon McManus #8 of the Denver Broncos celebrates with his team after kicking a first quarter field goal against the Carolina Panthers during Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

McManus is an alum of North Penn and Temple University and his quest to the NFL was anything but easy. McManus went undrafted and wound up playing a critical role on the Broncos this past season.

GALLERY: Broncos vs. Panthers

Now, for all his hard work, McManus is a Super Bowl champion.