Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Archie and the OM Speed Limit

In tribute to Ole Miss legend Archie Manning, the speed limit on the University of Mississippi campus is 18 mph. Born Elisha Archibald Manning on May 19, 1949, he is the son of Jane Elizabeth and Elisha Archibald Manning, Jr. and a native of Drew, Mississippi.

He was elected Colonel Rebel in 1971, and is a member of Sigma Nu fraternity at Ole Miss. In 1969, Manning was the Mississippi Sportsman of the Year, and he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1989. Archie is the quarterback selection for the Ole Miss Team of the Century.

“Archie Manning is widely recognized as the head of “The First Family of Football.” –– Sporting News
“He was the best college quarterback I eve’r saw play the game.” –– Bear Bryant
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