Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Archie Manning

Archie Manning


  • Position: Quarterback
  • School: Mississippi
  • High School: Drew, MS (Drew HS)
  • Years: 1968-1970
  • Inducted: 1989
  • Place of Birth: Drew, MS
  • Date of Birth: May 19, 1949
  • Jersey Number: 18
  • Height: 6-3
  • Weight: 204

Member Biography

Archie Manning had many great days as a Mississippi quarterback. Against Alabama in 1969, he passed for 436 yards and ran for 104. The combined figure, 540 yards, was a Southeastern Conference record for total offense in one game. He had a 362-yard game against Louisiana State in 1968, and a 341-yard game over Southern Mississippi in 1970. It's no wonder that he piled up a heap of fabulous awards. In 1969, he was Mississippi Sportsman of the Year and recipient of the Nashville Banner Trophy as Most Valuable Player in the Southeastern Conference. Archie was fourth in the Heisman voting in 1969, third in 1970. He made the Southeastern Conference's 25-Year Team. And followed an astonishing college career with 14 years as a star on the pro circuit with New Orleans, Houston and Minnesota. Along the way, Archie developed another career in community service. He was recognized for work with the Boy Scouts, Special Olympics, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, 4-H, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, United Negro College Fund, Easter Seals, United Way, Cystic Fibrosis, Tuberculosis, and others. He headed the Archie Manning's "Run So Children can Walk" project. He was voted Mississippian of the Year in 1981, and was the youngest person ever voted into the Ole'Miss Hall of Fame.