Archie Manning Speaker Profile
Retired Quarterback for the New Orleans Saints
Archie Manning Biography
Archie Manning was born May 19, 1949 and is a formerAmerican football quarterback in the National Football League, playing for theNew Orleans Saints from 1971 to 1982, then for the Houston Oilers and MinnesotaVikings. He is the father of current Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning,current New York Giants starting quarterback Eli Manning, and former Ole Missreceiver Cooper Manning.
After his college career at Ole Miss, Manning was drafted in the 1971 NFL Draftby the New Orleans Saints with the second overall selection.
Manning played for the Saints for ten full seasons. He wasusually one of the few marquee players on a dreadful team. During his tenure inNew Orleans, the Saints had nine losing seasons, and only managed to get to.500 once (1979). Nevertheless, he was well respected by NFL peers. Forexample, he was sacked 340 times during his Saints career. It would have almostcertainly been more than that, but according to Sports Illustrated seniorwriter 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'skindness, telling the Los Angeles Times, on September 23, 1974, "The Ramsfront four is the best I ever faced . . . I've got to say that Youngblood wasnice enough to pick me up every time he knocked my (butt) off." Today,Manning jokes that Youngblood's career would not have been as successfulwithout 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 completionsand led the National Football Conference in passing yards, though the team'srecord was only 2-11-1. Archie sat out the entire 1976 season after correctivesurgery on his right shoulder. In 1978, he was named the NFC Player Of The Yearby UPI after leading the Saints to a 7-9 record. That same year, Archie wasalso named All-NFC by both the UPI and The Sporting News.
Manning was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1978 and 1979. Hewent on to conclude his career with the Houston Oilers (1982-1983), and theMinnesota Vikings (1983-1984). He ended his 13-year career having completed2,011 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 ranked17th 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. Heretired having never played on a team that notched a winning record or made theplayoffs.
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Posted on 6 December 2017 | 3:25 pm
NFL legend Archie Manning was the guest speaker for The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum C Spire Conerly Trophy nominees ceremony that happened on November 28. He took some time to connect with the audience, and share some amazing tales of his life and his sons’ adventurous lives in the NFL. In addition to that, Manning talked about what it meant to be a proud Mississippi...[Read More]
Posted on 24 January 2017 | 3:53 pm
NFL legend Archie Manning delivered a keynote speech on Thursday, January 19th at the Little Rock Touchdown Club Banquet which took place at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock. Due to his family and he being so large in the NFL community, Manning was a big hit with the attendees and did a lot of talking about how the sport has shaped their home. The two-time Pro Bowl champion talked a lot...[Read More]
Posted on 3 May 2016 | 4:35 pm
Football legend Archie Manning spoke at this year’s August University Alumni Weekend event and helped cap it all off at the end on April 30th. When he took the stage, Manning was greeted with several loud clappers and roaring cheers, right before he took to the microphone and spoke to hundreds of fans. He was the perfect choice to conclude the Alumni Weekend, as he is a name and face...[Read More]
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