University of Mississippi boasts alumni such as Archie and Eli Manning


Students who wish to pursue careers in professional football may want to consider enrolling at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). The school boasts famous alumni such as Archie Manning and his son Eli.

Elisha Archibald "Archie" Manning III played for the New Orleans Saints from 1971 to 1982, then for the Houston Oilers and Minnesota Vikings. 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.

Archie Manning attended Ole Miss and was the starting quarterback for three years. During the first national prime time broadcast of a college football game in 1969, Manning threw a total of 540-yards, which is still tied for the Southeastern Conference record for most total yards in a game.

During Elisha "Eli" Nelson Manning football career at Ole Miss, he set or tied 45 single-game, season and career records. Manning was drafted as the first overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers, and then immediately traded to the New York Giants. He won the Most Valuable Player award in Super Bowl XLII on February 3, 2008.

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