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Development ð 2005 Distinguished Citizen Dinner

2005
Distinguished Citizen Dinner

An event of the York-Adams Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
and Fox43 charities- a fund of the McCormick Tribune Foundation

Archie Manning - Keynote Speaker

Archie Manning’s warm personality, drive and sense of humor have inspired people far and wide. Manning attended the University of Mississippi, where he was named an All-American Quarterback and is the only Ole Miss player to have his number retired. In 1971, he was the second player chosen in the NFL draft – the number one draft choice of the New Orleans Saints.

 

Manning set Saints passing records, played in two Pro Bowls and was named the NFL Most Valuable Player in 1978. He was the first player in Saints history to be inducted into the Louisiana Superdome Wall of Fame. Manning concluded his 15-year career in 1985.

 

While in pro football, he 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 was named one of 10 Outstanding Young American by the U.S. Jaycees. He was also drafted four times by major league baseball.

 

Manning was voted Mississippi’s Greatest All-Time Athlete in 1992, and recently was named Mississippi’s Most Popular Athlete of the Century. He was elected to the 50-Year All-South Team (1940-1990), named one of the Top 25 Athletes of the Century in Louisiana and, along with son Peyton, named among the 100 All-Time Greatest College Football Players. Manning was inducted into the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame and is a member of other Halls of Fame including Louisiana and Mississippi. He was recently selected as one of 10 outstanding New Orleanians by Family Service of Greater New Orleans and named Hornblower of the Year by the Public Relations Society of America (New Orleans Chapter).

 

Manning currently serves in public relations and consulting capacities for several local, regional and national companies. He hosts four Archie Manning Cystic Fibrosis benefit golf tournaments in Louisiana and Mississippi and is active in a wide variety of charitable and civic causes. 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.

 

Manning and his son, Peyton, have written a book entitled “Manning: A Father, His Sons and A Football Legacy”. He and his sons, Cooper, Peyton and Eli, also operate the Manning Passing Academy, a summer camp for high school quarterbacks and receivers. Archie and his wife, Olivia, reside in New Orleans.

 

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