Confirmed: Football Star Eli Manning to Be a Dad!

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and his wife Abby will welcome their first child this spring. Eli's brother Cooper confirms the news -- first reported in the New York Post -- to

"They are going to be great parents," Cooper tells Us. "Everyone is very excited!"

Eli, 29, met Abby, 26, during his junior year of college at Ole Miss (University of Mississippi). They wed on the beach at a resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in April 2008.

"They are both so happy and excited," a source told the New York Post of the parents-to-be, who live in Hoboken, NJ. "Eli is being very protective of Abby, as it is still early days."