There could be an initiative down at Ole Miss to erect a statue of New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, who was a standout for the Rebels from 2000-2003.
Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker recently told TMZ Sports the former-Ole Miss quarterback needs a campus statue to go alongside his father Archie’s. The elder Manning excelled as the Rebels’ signal-caller in the late 60s and was the second overall selection by the New Orleans Saints in the 1971 NFL Draft.
Wicker says Eli — who’s a legend with BOTH the Rebels and the NY Giants — “absolutely” should have his own statue at the school.
“Eli Manning is a great athlete. Two Super Bowl rings. A good family man. A good humanitarian. And, he volunteers his time.”
Think Wicker’s just playing to his constituents?? Think again … the senator actually attended Ole Miss with Archie himself!!!
As for Eli’s Hall of Fame debate … Roger tells us why Manning deserves a bronze bust there one day too!!!
For the record, the Indianapolis Colts erected a statue of Eli’s brother, Peyton, in 2017. What other football family can say they have three members immortalized in bronze?