The region’s — and nation’s — eyes will be on Philip Rivers this summer and fall as he prepares to take over a team that last year fell well short of its Super Bowl goal. But he’s probably more mature than most 24 year olds preparing to start their first NFL game. He married his wife, Tiffany, who he’s known since middle school, in 2001. She’s due to have their third daughter in four weeks.
— Interview by ANDREW DONOHUE