Old School Tuesday spotlights: Archie Manning

As promised Smallthoughtsinasportsworld on Tuesday will feature old school sports from the NFL, NBA. and MLB as well as Boxing. In light of Sundays’s matchup of the Denver Broncos vs the New York Giants or otherwise know as the Manning Bowl, we thought our first foray on old school Tuesday would be who else, Peyton and Eli’s father …Archie Manning. Listed below are Archie Manning’s career stats and highlights. The fact that he he was able to accomphish much of his stats on some very God awful New Orleans Saints teams was amazing and only makes you wonder what could Archie Manning could have accomplished if he had played on the Oakland Raiders, Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, Washington Redskins or even the Baltimore Colts all who were powerhouse teams of that time and era in the NFL.

Archie Manning

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Career information

College: University of Mississippi

NFL Draft: 1971 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
Debuted in 1971 for the New Orleans Saints
Last played in 1984 for the Minnesota Vikings

Career history
New Orleans Saints (1971–1975, 1977–1982)
Houston Oilers (1982–1983)
Minnesota Vikings (1983–1984)

Career highlights and awards

2× Pro Bowl selection (1978, 1979)
1× All-Pro selection (1978)
“Whizzer” White NFL Man of the Year (1977)
NFC Offensive Player of the Year (1978)

Career NFL statistics as of 1984

Pass attempts


Pass completions






Passing yards


QB Rating



Published by bklynboy59

Welcome to Smallthoughtsinasportsworld. We keep it fun and we keep interesting and informative. On Tuesdays we go back in time with Old School Tuesdays, on Thursdays we keep it fun by Smallthoughts Trivia Thursday and on Fridays ...it is Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week and Smallthoughts:Rave of the Week and we also post the answer from Smallthoughts:Trivia Thursday. I am a lifelong New York Mets, Knicks and Jets and Giants fan. I root hard for my teams and have rooted for them even when it wasn't and in some cases still isn't easy. I enjoy talking sports, and on here I get to write about it as well. I have my thoughts hence Small thoughts, we will not always agree, but respectfully speak about what we feel. I invite your comments and feedback as well. You can also follow me on twitter @bklynboy59 and facebook Jerry bklynboy Small

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