The long list of credentials earned by Peyton Manning continues to grow despite the fact he no longer plays football.
The latest in a long line of achievements came this weekend as the former All American Tennessee quarterback was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. Located in Natchitoches, Manning was in town for the honor and shared how special the moment is for him and his family.
While he can claim several stops in his outstanding career, Manning is proud to say he grew up a New Orleans kid.
“I was always proud to be from Louisiana, to be a New Orleans kid,” Manning said during his induction speech. “I always took that with me whether it was when I went to school in Tennessee or in Indianapolis or in Denver. I always had a great bond with the Louisiana players I competed against in college and pro ball. I had two former (NFL) teammates who went in last year, and I’m very proud of Brandon (Stokley) and Reggie (Wayne). I’m proud of Ed Reed being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year. I keep repeating the word, but I’m honored and very proud to be here.”
This video from the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame shows some of the tributes the organization has put up to Manning following the end of his playing career: