Former National Football League player and National Football Foundations College Hall of Fame member, Archie Manning will speak at Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse in September.
Manning, a native of Mississippi, was the first player in the New Orleans Saints history to be inducted into the Louisiana Superdome Wall of Fame, was named one of the Top 25 Athletes of the Century in Louisiana and for the past 25 years has hosted four Archie Manning Cystic Fibrosis benefit golf tournaments in Louisiana and Mississippi.
Teresa Thompson, vice president for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, said was an outstanding football player, is a wonderful leader and humanitarian as evidenced by all of his work since he left football.
Georgia Southern head football coach Willie Fritz said Manning’s career is an example of true professionalism and tremendous integrity. Fritz said "He did it the right way…he’s a real role model.”
As an active member in his community, Manning participates in the Louisiana Special Olympics, the New Orleans Area Boy Scouts Council, the Salvation Army, United Way Speakers Bureau, Allstate Sugar Bowl Committee, New Orleans Sports foundations and serves on the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Board of Directors.