30 Facts About Archie Manning


Elisha Archibald Manning III was born on May 19,1949 and is an American former professional football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League for 13 seasons, primarily with the New Orleans Saints.


Archie Manning played for the Saints from 1971 to 1982 and had brief stints with the Houston Oilers and Minnesota Vikings.


Archie Manning is the patriarch of the Archie Manning football dynasty, having preceded sons Peyton and Eli as a successful college and NFL quarterback.


Archie Manning grew up heavily involved in football, basketball, baseball, and track.


Archie Manning's father, known as "Buddy", was interested in Archie's sports activities, but the nature of his job left him little if any time for attending games.


Archie Manning was selected in the Major League Baseball draft four times, first in 1967 by the Braves, twice by the White Sox, and finally by the Royals in 1971.


Archie Manning, who was home from college for summer vacation, was the first to discover Buddy's body.

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Archie Manning attended the University of Mississippi in Oxford and was the starting quarterback at Ole Miss for three years.


In 1969, Archie Manning was Mississippi Sportsman of the Year and recipient of the Nashville Banner Trophy as Most Valuable Player in the Southeastern Conference in addition to winning the Walter Camp Memorial Trophy.


Archie Manning was fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting in 1969 and third in 1970.


Archie Manning was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa in 1970 at Mississippi.


Archie Manning was inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1989.


Archie Manning's legacy is honored on the campus of Ole Miss where the speed limit is 18 miles per hour in honor of Archie Manning's jersey number.


Archie Manning was named Southeastern Conference Quarterback of the Quarter Century by several publications.


Archie Manning was the second overall pick in the 1971 NFL Draft and played for the New Orleans Saints for ten full seasons.


That same year, Archie Manning was named All-NFC by both the UPI and The Sporting News.


Archie Manning was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1978 and 1979.


Archie Manning finished his career with the Houston Oilers and the Minnesota Vikings.


Archie Manning ended his 13-year career having completed 2,011 of 3,642 passes for 23,911 yards, 125 touchdowns, and 173 interceptions.


Archie Manning retired having never played on a team that notched a winning record or made the playoffs.


Archie Manning continues to make his home in New Orleans, though he owns a condo in Oxford, Mississippi, to which he relocated following Hurricane Katrina.


Archie Manning has served as an analyst with the Saints' radio and television broadcasts, and has worked as a commentator for CBS Sports' college football broadcasts.


Archie Manning has appeared as a commercial spokesman for products in Southeast Louisiana, where he remains popular with many fans.


In 2007, Archie Manning was awarded the Silver Buffalo Award by the Boy Scouts of America.


In 2007, Archie Manning was hired as a spokesman for a United Parcel Service contest to promote its "Delivery Intercept" service.

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Archie Manning appeared in an advertising campaign for the UPS Delivery Intercept Challenge Video Contest, which saw amateur videos of football interceptions from high school and youth games.


In October 2013, Archie Manning was selected to be one of the 13 inaugural members of The College Football Playoff Selection Committee.


Archie Manning is one of three appointees who are members of the College Football Hall of Fame.


Archie Manning owns a football-themed restaurant called Archie Manning's Sports Bar and Grill, located in Harrah's New Orleans.


Archie Manning was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2021.