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Encyclopedia > Archie Manning
Archie Manning
Position(s):
Quarterback
Jersey #(s):
8, 4
Born: May 19, 1949 (1949-05-19) (age 58)
Flag of Mississippi Drew, Mississippi
Career Information
Year(s): 1971-1984
NFL Draft: 1971 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
College: Ole Miss
Professional Teams
Career Stats
TD-INT     125-173
Yards     23,911
QB Rating     67.1
Stats at NFL.com
Career Highlights and Awards
College Hall of Fame

Archie Elisha Manning (born May 19, 1949 in Drew, Mississippi) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League. He is the father of current Indianapolis Colts starting quarterback Peyton Manning, current New York Giants starting quarterback Eli Manning, and former Ole Miss receiver, Cooper Manning. A diagram showing typical football positions In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... In team sports, the squad number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players outfit. ... is the 139th day of the year (140th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mississippi. ... Drew is a city in Sunflower County, Mississippi, United States. ... 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City Nashville, Tennessee Team colors Navy, Titan Blue, White, and Red Head Coach Jeff Fisher Owner Bud Adams General manager Mike Reinfeldt Mascot T-Rac League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Eastern Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC Central (1970... The 1982 NFL season was the 63th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1983 NFL season was the 64th regular season of the National Football League. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Viktor the Viking League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division... The 1983 NFL season was the 64th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1984 NFL season was the 65th regular season of the National Football League. ... Texas Longhorn quarterback Vince Young (center top of picture), now with the Tennessee Titans, rushing for a touchdown vs. ... Passer rating is a measure of the performance of quarterbacks or any other passers in American football and Canadian football. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... The 1979 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on January 29, 1979 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. ... The 1980 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on January 27, 1980 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... is the 139th day of the year (140th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Drew is a city in Sunflower County, Mississippi, United States. ... 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He is the younger brother of Peyton Manning and Cooper Manning and the son of Archie Manning. ... The Lyceum The University of Mississippi (also known as Ole Miss) is public, coeducational research university located near Oxford, Mississippi. ... Elisha Archie Manning (born May 19, 1949) is a former quarterback in professional American football. ...

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NFL career

After college, he was selected in the 1971 NFL draft by the New Orleans Saints with the second overall selection. The Saints were at that time – and throughout Manning's stay there – one of the worst teams in the league, and Manning's supporters have often speculated that this was the reason that his career was less successful than it otherwise might have been, while others believe that the fact that he played for a bad team allowed him to pad his stats because losing teams are forced to pass more. It seems very likely that if quarterback sacks had been an official statistic throughout his NFL career, there would probably have been more recorded against him than against any other player. Nevertheless, he was well respected by NFL peers; Sports Illustrated senior writer Paul Zimmerman recalls opposing defensive linemen, "Jack Youngblood in particular" taking it easy on the poorly protected Manning. [1][2] Herbert Jackson Youngblood III (born January 26, 1950 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a former American football defensive end who played for the Los Angeles Rams. ...


For his part Manning seemed to appreciate Youngblood's kindness telling the Los Angeles Times, on September 23, 1974, "The Rams front four is the best I ever faced . . . I've got to say that Youngblood was nice enough to pick me up every time he knocked my (butt) off." Today, Manning quips that Youngblood's career would not have been as successful without him, "I really should be his presenter. He wouldn’t have gotten in [to the Hall of Fame] without having me to sack."[3]


Manning played for the Saints for ten full seasons, none of them winning. In 1972 he led the league in pass attempts and completions, and led the NFC in passing yards, though the team's record was only 2-11-1. In 1978, he was named the NFC Player Of The Year by UPI after leading the Saints to a 7-9 record. That same year, Archie was also named All-NFC by both the UPI and The Sporting News.


Manning was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1978 and 1979. He went on to conclude his career with the Houston Oilers (1982-83), and the Minnesota Vikings (1983-84), where the teams posted a collective record of 6-35. He ended his 13-year career having completed 2,011 of 3,642 passes for 23,911 yards and 125 touchdowns, with 173 interceptions. He also rushed for 2,197 yards and 18 touchdowns. His 2,011 completions ranked 17th in NFL history upon his retirement. In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... City Nashville, Tennessee Team colors Navy, Titan Blue, White, and Red Head Coach Jeff Fisher Owner Bud Adams General manager Mike Reinfeldt Mascot T-Rac League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Eastern Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC Central (1970... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Viktor the Viking League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division...


Post-NFL career

Manning continues to make his home in New Orleans, though he also owns a condo in Oxford, Mississippi which he relocated to following Hurricane Katrina, and he is involved as an analyst with the Saints' radio and preseason television broadcasts. He can also be seen as a commentator for CBS Sports' college football broadcasts. He is the father of three sons, Cooper, Peyton and Eli. Archie has also been utilized as a commercial spokesman for products in Southeast Louisiana, where he remains popular with many fans. In 2007, Manning was awarded the Silver Buffalo Award by the Boy Scouts of America.[1] The Silver Buffalo is the highest award given for service to Youth on a national basis. NOLA redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... Advert redirects here. ... The Silver Buffalo Award, created in 1926, is bestowed upon those adults who give truly noteworthy and extraordinary service to youth. ... For the Boy Scouting program within the BSA, see Boy Scouting (Boy Scouts of America). ...


In 2007, Manning was hired as spokesman for a United Parcel Service contest to promote its "Delivery Intercept" service. He appeared in an advertising campaign for the UPS Delivery Intercept Challenge Video Contest, which solicited amateur videos of football interceptions from high school and youth games. Among the prizes were a tailgate party with Archie Manning, and Manning-autographed footballs. United Parcel Service, Inc. ... A tailgate party at the 2005 Big 12 Championship game - note the pickup truck tailgates In North America, a tailgate party is a social event held on and around the open tailgate of a vehicle. ...


Wife and Children

Olivia Manning

Olivia Manning, Archie's wife, attended Ole Miss, where they met. She was Homecoming Queen her senior year. After marriage and moving to New Orleans, Archie and Olivia had three sons and she became, and remains, active in charity and volunteer work in the community. The Mannings make their home in the beautiful Garden District of New Orleans, which escaped heavy damage from Hurricane Katrina. Olivia is seen, along with Archie and sons Peyton and Eli, in a recent ESPN commercial.


Cooper Manning

Cooper Manning, Archie's oldest son, was born in 1974. The only Manning brother not playing professional football, he was a standout wide receiver at the Isidore Newman School. During his senior year he was selected to the all-state team, the same season his brother Peyton started at quarterback as a sophomore. The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... Isidore Newman School a private, nondenominational, co-educational college preparatory school located on an 11-acre campus in the Uptown section of New Orleans, Louisiana. ...


Cooper was heavily recruited by Division I schools Texas, Virginia and Ole Miss, but was diagnosed with spinal stenosis in 1992, thus ending his football career. Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... The Lyceum The University of Mississippi (also known as Ole Miss) is public, coeducational research university located near Oxford, Mississippi. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


After a successful surgery in 1993, he eventually graduated from Ole Miss, and entered the business world as an oil and gas stock trader. Cooper married Ellen Heidingsfelder in 1999 and together they have three children, a daughter named May born in 2002, and two sons, Arch and Heid, born in 2004 and 2006.


Peyton Manning

Main article: Peyton Manning

Peyton is the current quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts and was the first selection in the 1998 NFL Draft. He attended the University of Tennessee and is currently the NFL's record holder for most touchdowns in a season and second highest passer rating. He led the Colts to a 29-17 victory in Super Bowl XLI over the Chicago Bears on February 4, 2007. He also won the Super Bowl MVP Award. Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football quarterback who plays for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Other nicknames The Horseshoes Team colors Speed Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970... The 1998 NFL Draft. ... The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the flagship institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee public university system in the American state of Tennessee. ... Passer rating is a measure of the performance of quarterbacks or any other passers in American football and Canadian football. ... Date February 4, 2007 Stadium Dolphin Stadium City Miami Gardens, Florida MVP Peyton Manning, Quarterback, Colts Favorite Colts by 6. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Super Bowl MVP, or Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, is an award given at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the National Football Leagues championship game, to the player deemed to have made the most significant positive impact on the outcome of the game. ...


Eli Manning

Main article: Eli Manning

Eli Manning, Archie's youngest son, is currently the starting quarterback of the New York Giants and was the first overall selection in the 2004 NFL Draft. Like his father, he attended Ole Miss and played as the Rebels' starting quarterback. He recently completed his third NFL season. Elisha Nelson Eli Manning (born January 3, 1981 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a professional American football player and the starting quarterback for the New York Giants of the NFL. He is the younger brother of Peyton Manning and Cooper Manning and the son of Archie Manning. ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... The 2004 NFL Draft took place on April 24th and 25th of 2004. ... The Lyceum The University of Mississippi (also known as Ole Miss) is public, coeducational research university located near Oxford, Mississippi. ...


In the first (and only, so far) game that pitted Peyton, quarterbacking the Colts, and Eli, quarterbacking the Giants, Eli's statistics as quarterback were slightly higher, however, Peyton's Colts won the game. Archie, in a show of no-favoritism, was not seen on television during the last quarter of the game.


References

  1. ^ (Sep 2007) "Silver Buffalo Awards". Scouting: 37. 

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