Archie Manning Speaker Profile
Retired Quarterback for the New Orleans Saints
Archie Manning Biography
Archie Manning was born May 19, 1949 and is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League, playing for the New Orleans Saints from 1971 to 1982, then for the Houston Oilers and ++Minnesota Vikings++. He is the father of current Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, current New York Giants starting quarterback Eli Manning, and former Ole Miss receiver Cooper Manning.
After his college career at Ole Miss, Manning was drafted in the 1971 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints with the second overall selection.
Manning played for the Saints for ten full seasons. He was usually one of the few marquee players on a dreadful team. During his tenure in New Orleans, the Saints had nine losing seasons, and only managed to get to .500 once (1979). Nevertheless, he was well respected by NFL peers. For example, he was sacked 340 times during his Saints career. It would have almost certainly been more than that, but according to Sports Illustrated senior writer Paul Zimmerman, opposing defensive linemen, "Jack Youngblood in particular," were known to take it easy on the poorly protected Manning.
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 jokes 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."
In 1972 he led the league in pass attempts and completions and led the National Football Conference in passing yards, though the team's record was only 2-11-1. Archie sat out the entire 1976 season after corrective surgery on his right shoulder. 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 (1982-1983), and the Minnesota Vikings (1983-1984). 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. His record as a starter was 35-101-3 (26.3%), the worst in NFL history among QBs with at least 100 starts. He retired having never played on a team that notched a winning record or made the playoffs.
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Posted on 14 July 2014 | 12:36 am
This week, over 1,200 of the best high school football players from all over the United States and several other countries will converge in Thibodaux, Louisiana for the Manning Passing Academy at Nicholls State University. Headed up by former New Orleans Saints legend Archie Manning and his three sons Peyton, Eli, and Cooper, the 19th Annual Manning Passing Academy is considered the...[Read More]
Legendary Quarterback Archie Manning to Speak at Kentucky Derby Festival’s 57th Annual "They're Off!" Luncheon
Posted on 16 March 2013 | 4:37 pm
NFL legend and the father of two Super Bowl winning quarterbacks, Archie Manning, was announced as the keynote speaker for the Kentucky Derby Festival’s 57th Annual "They’re Off!" Luncheon that will be held on Friday, April 19 at 11:30 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Galt House East Hotel, the site of the event. The former New Orleans Saints' quarterback currently operates the...[Read More]
Posted on 29 December 2012 | 1:11 am
Famed former quarterback Archie Manning and his wife Olivia will be honored as the 2013 Stars of the year by the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi at Crystal Ball XIII that is scheduled to be hold on January 19, 2013 at Southaven Arena in Southhaven, Mississippi. Community Foundation president Tom Pittman noted, "The Mannings exemplify not only professional success but,...[Read More]
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