Peyton Manning never disappointed — right down to choosing Tennessee loyalty over NFL money.

On this first episode of Saturday Lives Forever, Matt Hayes discusses that moment when Manning chose to return to the Vols for his senior season and the overall impact that he had on the Tennessee football program.

Listen to the full podcast episode below to hear Matt Hayes tell the story of when Peyton Manning told the world he would return to Knoxville for one more historic season (0:00). Then, John Adams of the Knoxville News Sentinel joins Hayes to talk all things Peyton Manning including the greater impact he had on the Vols football program (16:06).

Saturday Lives Forever ยท Peyton Manning: Loyal Son of Tennessee

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