Archie Manning

College Football Career

Ole Miss (1968-1970)

• All-American, All-SEC quarterback (’69, ‘70)

• All-South (’70)

• Finished 4th in ‘69 Heisman Trophy balloting, 3rd in ’70

• SEC Player of the Year, SEC Coaches (’69)

• SEC Player of the Year, Nashville Banner (’69)

• SEC Offensive Player of the Year, UPI (’69)

• SEC Back of the Year, Atlanta Touchdown Club, first time ever for a junior (’69)

• SEC Outstanding Back, Birmingham Quarterback Club (’69)

• Walter Camp Award, Outstanding College Back in America, Miami Touchdown Club (’69)

• Quarterback of Distinction Award, Columbus, Ohio, Touchdown Club (’69)

• Coach and Athlete Award, Player of the Year in the Southeastern Area (’69)

• Most Valuable Player, losing team, Gator Bowl (’71)

• Hula Bowl (’71)

• 1960’s All-SEC Team

• 1970’s All-SEC Team

• Quarter Century All-SEC Team, Birmingham Quarterback Club (’50-’74 era)

• 25-Year All-SEC Team, Lakeland (FL) Ledger (’61-’85 era)

• Gator Bowl Hall of Fame (’89)

• National Football Foundation Hall of Fame (’89)

SEC Records:

– Total offense, game (540 yards vs. Alabama, ‘69)

– Pass completions, game (33 vs. Alabama, ’69)

– Plays, game (69 vs. Southern Mississippi, ‘69)

– Total offense, career (5,576 yards)

• Selected Ole Miss Team of the Century (’93)


Pro Football Career

New Orleans Saints (1971-1981)

• Second selection in the first round of NFL draft (’71)

• All-Pro (’78)

• 2-time Pro Powl selection (’78, ‘79)

• Saints Most Valuable Player 4 times

Houston Oilers (1982-1983)

Minnesota Vikings (1983-1984)

NFL MVP (’78)


Did You Know?

In 1969, Archie Manning and the Ole Miss Rebels took on the Alabama Crimson Tide in the first college game to be nationally televised in prime time. Manning completed 33 of 52 passes for 436 yards and 2 touchdowns, but Alabama quarterback Scott Hunter also had the game of his life. The final score: Alabama 33, Ole Miss 32.





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