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Peyton Manning Chooses Father Archie Manning as Presenter

Peyton Manning Chooses Father Archie Manning as Presenter

07/15/2021
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Peyton Manning, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021, has chosen his father and NFL Legend, Archie Manning, to present him for enshrinement this summer.

"He never was my coach, but always was my mentor. I can only think of about two or three games that he missed since I was in high school or college and in the NFL," Manning told media members Wednesday in a Zoom call hosted by the Pro Football Hall of Fame. "Just a no-brainer as far as picking him to present me and just couldn't have a more appropriate person to do that."

Archie Manning played in the National Football League for 13 seasons, primarily with the New Orleans Saints. He also had brief stints with the Houston Oilers and Minnesota Vikings. He was the second overall pick in the 1971 NFL Draft and was selected to two Pro Bowls (1978, 1979).

Peyton Manning will be enshrined into the Hall of Fame the same weekend as his former Colts teammate, Edgerrin James, who was elected as a member of the Centennial Class of 2020. The enshrinement of the Class of 2021 will be held Aug. 8 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame in Stadium in Canton. The Centennial Class of 2020 will be enshrined Aug. 7.

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