COLLEGE: Ole Miss
BORN: May 19, 1949 in Drew, Mississippi
JOINED SAINTS: NFL draft: 1971 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
YEARS WITH SAINTS: 1971–1982
Archie Manning's Career Background
In 1971, the Saints selected Manning with the second pick in the NFL Draft. A product of the University of Mississippi, Manning quickly became known as one of the most dynamic and exciting signal-callers in the NFL with his ability to direct the Saints' offense, while integrating his uncanny athleticism and precision passing skills combined with remarkable toughness.
Throughout his career with the Saints (1971-'75, '77-'82), Manning established virtually every passing record at the time and also represented the Saints in two Pro Bowls and was named the NFC Player of the Year in 1978. Manning concluded his 15-year career in 1985.
Manning's career offensive statistics as a member of the New Orleans Saints: 134 games played (129 starts). 1,849 pass completions on 3,335 attempts for 21,734 yards with 115 passing touchdowns. A prolific scrambling quarterback, Manning also added 357 carries for 2,058 yards and 18 rushing touchdowns.
Archie received the Byron "Whizzer" White Humanitarian Award, the Bart Starr Humanitarian Award, the Spirit of Good Sports Award from the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association and the U.S. Jaycees named him one of 10 Outstanding Young Americans. In 2005 Archie Manning received the Legends award from the Davey O'Brien Foundation and the Aspire award, a tribute to life's coaches, from the Cal Ripken Foundation.
His community activities include Louisiana Special Olympics, the New Orleans Area Boy Scout Council, the Salvation Army, United Way Speakers Bureau, NOKIA Sugar Bowl Committee, New Orleans Sports Foundation, and National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Board of Directors.
Archie Manning's College Career
Archie Manning attended Ole Miss from 1968-1970 where he threw for 4753 yards on 402-761 passing with 31 touchdowns and a passer rating of 108.2. Manning also rushed for 823 yards and 25 touchdowns. He was a 1st Team All-American and SEC Player of the Year in 1969.
Archie Manning's Career Honors & Awards
Pro Bowl - 1978, 1979
New Orleans Saints Ring of Honor
New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame
SEC Player of the Year - 1969
1st Team All-American - 1969
1st Team All-SEC - 1969