While playing 14 seasons in the National Football League, quarterback Archie Manning played for the New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers and Minnesota Vikings. Manning also played college football at the University of Mississippi, and he was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1989.
As a member of the Saints, who selected him as the second overall pick in the 1971 NFL Draft, Manning earned two Pro Bowl selections and was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Year in 1978. In his NFL career, he threw for 23,911 yards and 125 touchdowns. Although he worked as a college football television commentator after retiring from football, Manning is better known as being the father of two NFL quarterbacks, Peyton Manning and Eli Manning.