Archie Manning as a Rookie in 1971

Rookie Archie manning


Probably one of the most endeared Saint Players of all time. Ole Miss alumni Archie joined the Saints in 1971 and played with them until 1982 when Bum Phillips decided to trade him to Houston for aging offensive lineman Leon Gray.

When he left, Archie held virtually every passing record in the Saint books.

Here is Archie as a rookie in 1971 against San Fransisco.

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2 thoughts on “Archie Manning as a Rookie in 1971”

  1. I loved when mr.manning played with our saints,it was to bad he never had players that would protect him.

  2. A lot of people feel that way. And not just Saint fans.
    1978 and 1979 were arguably Archie’s best seasons in pro football. With a decent backfield, competent receiving corps and an outstanding offensive line he passed for over 6500 yards and 32 tds those seasons and made the Pro Bowl those years.

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