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Tears of relief for Manuel in NFL draft 1st round

Updated: April 26, 2013, 3:20 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- EJ Manuel told himself he wasn't going to cry.

But then he heard his name called and thought about all his family has gone through to get to this moment, when the Florida State star became the first quarterback picked in this year's NFL draft.

His mother, Jackie, is in remission from breast cancer, he said. She's still undergoing radiation therapy but is back at work.

"Her hair is growing back; she's starting to look like herself," Manuel said Thursday night. "I'm ...

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