Archie Manning honored for contributions to football | Ole Miss Sports

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MFC News Release

The Maxwell Football Club (MFC), the oldest football club in America, announced today that National Football Foundation (NFF) Chairman Archie Manning has been selected as the winner of the 23rd Francis “Reds” Bagnell Award for Contributions to Football. Mr. Manning joined the NFF Board of Directors in 1993 and became chairman in 2008.

Manning was born May 19, 1949, in Drew, Miss. He 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. He was voted Mississippi’s Greatest All-Time Athlete in 1992, and recently 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 he and his son Peyton were named among the 100 All-Time Greatest College Football Players. Archie was inducted into the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame and is a member of other Halls of Fame including Louisiana and Mississippi.