Eli Manning receives ultimate honor: Ole Miss set to retire his No. 10 jersey
Ole Miss now has three jersey numbers retired following the program’s 114 seasons of existence.
The latest player to receive the honor is legendary quarterback, Eli Manning.
The school will honor Manning in Oxford during the upcoming Auburn game on Saturday, Sept. 19.
Manning played four seasons in Oxford, throwing for 10,119 yards and 81 touchdowns including five rushing scores during that time. Manning joins his father Archie (No. 18) and Chucky Mullins (No. 38) as the only Rebels to have their jerseys retired by the program.
“We couldn’t be prouder or more excited to officially add Eli’s No. 10 to its rightful place among the retired jersey numbers in our football history,” Ole Miss AD Keith Carter said. “Like Chucky and Archie, Eli left an indelible impact on our program and the game of football as a whole. His dedication, humility and kindness over the course of his career epitomize what it means to be a Rebel, and we look forward to celebrating him as a player and a person.”
Manning found out the news on Sunday, during the family’s Father’s Day. During his college career, Manning set or tied 47 school records.
“I owe so much credit to the coaches and all the wonderful teammates that I had here during my time in Oxford that put in all the hard work right alongside of me,” Eli said. “It’ll be special to see the number go up there next to my dad and Chucky Mullins.”
You can watch a video of Manning’s reaction to learning the news below.
“On behalf of our entire family, we’re all very excited about this,” Archie said. “We can go way back and remember how excited we all were when Eli decided to come to Ole Miss. Those were five wonderful years for us. We’re very proud of Eli’s career in Oxford and very indebted to Keith and the athletic department and everyone else responsible for retiring No. 10. It’s really special.”
— Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) June 22, 2020