Archie was on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1970 and 1996.
Archie wore the #8 while playing for the Saints.
Archie was invited by ESPN to be the NFC coach on The Battle of the Gridiron Stars for the past 2 years.
He helped in the community activities and special events: 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 Directors.
Archie was inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in 1989.
Archie won NFL Offensive Player of the Year in 1978.
Archie won the Walter Camp Award in 1969.
Archie was named to the Ole Miss Team of the Century.
He was named the MVP in 1978 with the Saints.
Archie has been utilized as a commercial spokesman for products in the Southeast.
He also a commentator for CBS Sports' college football broadcasts.
Manning continues to make his home in the New Orleans area, and is involved as an analyst with the Saints' radio and preseason television broadcasts.
His 2011 completions ranked 17th in NFL history upon his retirement.
He ended his 13-year career having completed 2011 of 3642 passes for 23,911 yards and 125 touchdowns, with 173 interceptions. He also rushed for 2197 yards and 18 touchdowns.
He went on to conclude his career with the Houston Oilers (1982-83) and the Minnesota Vikings (1983-84).
Manning was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1978 and 1979.
In 1978 Archie was named All-NFC by both the UPI and The Sporting News.
In 1978 he was named the NFC Player of the Year by the United Press Internatioal (UPI).
In 1972 he led the league in pass attempts and completions, and led the NFC in passing yards.
Manning played for the Saints for ten full seasons, none of them winning.
Manning was the second draft choice in the first round by the New Orleans Saints in the 1971 NFL Entry Draft.
Manning's legacy is honored to this day on the campus of Ole Miss which features speed limits of 18 mph for all on-campus streets.
Manning was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1989.
He still holds the Ole Miss record for total career touchdowns at 56.
He is the only player to have his #18 jersey retired at Ole Miss.
He wore the #18 in university.
In both 1969 and 1970 he was named to the All-SEC team.
He scored 14 touchdowns in 1969 for the University of Mississippi.
In his college career, he threw for 4,753 yards and 56 touchdowns, also running for 823 yards.
In the first national prime-time broadcast of a college football game (1969), Manning threw for 436 yards and three touchdowns, also rushing for 104 yards.
In his senior year at Ole Miss, he finished third in voting for the Heisman Trophy.
In his junior year at Ole Miss, he finished fourth in voting for the Heisman Trophy.
Archie attended the University of Mississippi from 1968-1970.
Archie was ranked #18 as the greatest NFL player of all time by the NFL.
Archie: That five-year gap in age is big, ... When they played football in the yard, Eli was always the center. I'm sure there was something in Eli that said: 'One of these days I'm not going to be the center. One day, I'm going to take a snap.
Archie: New Orleans is just a doggone fun place to be.
Archie: I was very proud of them. It was heavy on their hearts and they moved fast. Peyton got the plane lined up. Their mother and I think that it did some good.
Archie: In my first year, I always looked for positive things and kept working, ... The good news is the score is always zero-zero when you kick off the next week.
Archie (Refering to how the Saints grabbed Reggie Bush): They're talking about the Saints being America's Team instead of the Cowboys this year.
Archie: I never intended to stay in New Orleans, ... but along the way, New Orleans was really good to me. We were the only pro team in town. We weren't too good, but the fans were passionate about the Saints and extremely good to me and my family.
Archie (After Hurricane Katrina struck): The Saints are doing a good job adjusting. I think their focus is on trying to make the best of their season, but also to try and help the people of New Orleans in the process. From everything I've seen and heard they are doing a good job of it.
Archie (Referring to Eli): He's a big boy, and this is a tough profession. It's not supposed to be easy. You're always going to have things confront you, especially when you play the quarterback position. He deals with things real good.
Archie: They were both calling me three or four times a day during the whole deal, and I asked them, 'Aren't y'all supposed to be practicing football?' ... I was very proud of how quickly they reacted. I think it did some good. And then talking to the boys when they got back, I think it did them some good.
Archie (On why he doesn't live in Mississippi where he played college football): Where do you want to move back to in Mississippi?
Archie (While playing for the Saints): Things finally got to that point where I feel comfortable with what we're doing with our plays. Our receivers have a great feel for our offense now and know the timing of the routes. ... So we're getting there.
Archie: Our family assembled and Tom Condon and Eli talked to a lot of people, consulted with a lot of people throughout. And Tom got back to the Chargers and said that we preferred that they not pick Eli.
Archie (refering to the comparisons between Eli and Peyton): They certainly have more similarities than differences.
Archie: I know my daddy loved me, but in his generation they didn't hug their kids and tell them that. I have done that, but Tony just reinforced that idea. When I saw Eli on Sunday (before the Giants' playoff game), I hugged him. Then I hugged him the next day. And then, when I took him to the hunting club, I hugged him.
Archie: It was, as they say in football, a good old-fashioned ass-kicking.
Archie: Well, who knows? He's probably not as ready as Peyton, who's been in it and done it six times now, or Tom Brady who's never lost a playoff game and done the ultimate thing. So who knows if you're ready? You just jump in with both feet.
Archie: I'm not saying that's a plus or a minus, it's just the way he is. But I assure you he's excited. And he's not going to change.
Archie: Eli knows where he's at in his development and what stage he's at. He'll learn from his mistakes and try to correct them and build on the positives... He'll handle it. He's a little more even-keel than Peyton so he's been OK in New York so far.
Archie: If you've watched Peyton play the last seven years, he hasn't been hit like that. It was the worst for Peyton since his rookie year when Indianapolis went 3-13 in 1998.
Archie: I could tell them apart, ... But I'm not so sure, if Peyton's still playing three years from now, and Eli is fortunate enough to still be playing in three years. They'll look even more alike than they do now.
Archie: I never got close. Everybody just wants to get here, and I hope both of my boys get to do it.
Archie: I challenge each and every player in the National Football League to consider the impact they have just because they play the game of football, then go do something about it. There's more to the game.