Happy Birthday Archie Manning!

Tales from the Vault, TCIPF Staff, This Day in NFL History

Before his third son received a second Super Bowl ring, his second son began a second act in the Rockies, even long before he was called Archie, Elisha Archibald Manning III was born – 63 years ago today, May 19, 1949.  A native of Drew, Mississippi and star at Ole Miss, Manning played for the Saints, Oilers and Vikings during a 14 year NFL career.  He never played on a playoff team, though in 1978 Archie Manning was honored as an All-Pro and the UPI NFC Player of the Year.

Here’s a look back at Archie Manning, as originally presented on This is the NFL.

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