Archie Manning

Archie Manning

When people think of Archie Manning,they think football. But Archie’s appeal transcends his athletic

achievements. People far and wide have been inspired by his warm personality, his drive and sense of humor.

Manning was 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). He 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.

In honor of the Mannings’ college football accomplishments, the Sugar Bowl has created the Manning Award to go to the nation’s best college quarterback.

 

TOPICS

Leadership
A talented leadership speaker, Archie Manning delivers a unique message: We must all develop an attitude of leadership. Every team member must take this attitude on in order for the team to succeed. Each team member should be asking: “What can I do? What is my part in this? How can I help the team?” Leadership does not mean overstepping your authority. It means that you take the lead in motivating others.

Depending on Others
High achievers want to stand out and be successful, but everyone needs someone to help them and all successful people have had someone help them at one time or another. Archie Manning explains why it is a good thing to depend on others.

Being Flexible
You should always know how to follow your plan but also, and more importantly, you should know what to do when your plan fails. No matter what the scenario, there is always a better way to do something. Archie Manning demonstrates that this new and better way will always be discovered by someone who is flexible.

Playing the Game
We all love to win and hate to lose, however, the greatest rewards don’t always come from winning the game, they come from playing the game. Motivational speaker Archie Manning touches on the idea that success is not a destination it is a journey. There is no road to happiness, happiness is the road. Sales, marketing, your career, your friendships, your family, no matter what the role you should know that you are fortunate to even get to play. Amateurs are those people who play because they want to win. Professionals win because they come to play. Play every down. Wake up every morning, suit up, and play the game.

Full Biography

Full Biography

When people think of Archie Manning, they think football. But Archie’s appeal transcends his athletic achievements. People far and wide have been inspired by his warm personality, his drive and sense of humor. 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. He 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.

Archie Manning was born May 19, 1949, in Drew, Mississippi. 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.

In 1971, Archie was the second player chosen in the NFL draft – the number one draft choice of the New Orleans Saints. (He was also drafted four times by major league baseball!) He 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. Archie 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 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 and his wife Olivia reside in New Orleans and have three sons, Cooper, Peyton and Eli.

Cooper is an institutional broker in New Orleans, and father of Archie and Olivia’s granddaughter, May and grandson, Arch. Peyton is a former All-American at Tennessee. As quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts he was named MVP in the National Football League in 2003 & 2004. Also in 2004 he broke Dan Marino’s record by throwing for 49 touchdowns. Eli set 47 school records as quarterback of the Ole Miss Football team and in 2003 received the Maxwell Trophy as the Outstanding Player in College Football. Eli is the quarterback of the New York Giants and was the #1 selection in the 2004 NFL Draft.

Archie and Peyton have written a book entitled “Manning: A Father, His Sons and A Football Legacy”. He and his boys also operate the Manning Passing Academy, a summer camp for high school quarterbacks and receivers.

In honor of the Mannings’ college football accomplishments, the Sugar Bowl has created the Manning

Award to go to the nation’s best college quarterback.