The football royalty has been in the Manning blood; a new face from the family is on the shine, Arch Manning.
A young prodigy in American Football, Manning is the son of former Ole Miss player & TV personality Cooper Manning. His grandfather Archie Manning is a former NFL QB as well as College Hall of Fame (Ole Miss) Archie Manning.
When and Where Was Arch Manning Born?
Arch was born in 2004, which makes him 18 years old as of 2022. He is the second-eldest of three to Cooper Manning and Ellen Heidingsfelder.
The American footballer has a sister named May, an attendee at the University of Virginia. His younger brother Heid is also a footballer at Newman High School.
Manning stands 6’ 4” and weighs 215 lbs.
Arch Manning- A New Committed Quarterback For Texas Longhorns
On June 23, 2022, Manning confirmed via Twitter his commitment to play with the Texas Longhorns at the University of Texas at Austin.
The Isidore Newman School (in New Orleans) attendant chose over some suitors which even included the alma mater of his uncles; Ole Miss Rebels (his uncle Eli Manning played there), and the University of Tennessee (2-time NFL champ uncle Peyton Manning played there).
As Arch hails from a family with great NFL values, expectations from him are undoubtedly higher, and the young football quarterback is already on fire.
Manning Sent Waves with Impressive High School Football Stats
He made a way to the yard of touchdowns from a young age- courtesy of the impression of his father, uncles & grandpa.
But it got a track to future NFL prospects after he enrolled at Isidore Newman School, which has been home to NFL stars like Odel Beckhem Jr., Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, and Omar Douglas.
In Sept 2019, then 14 years old, Arch Manning crushed the 40-year history of his alma mater to start as the quarterback as a freshman. It added up with an impressive 46-yard throw against Lusher in a 41-15 victory.
As per his grandfather Archie, the young figure’s bursting talent ‘even rivals his uncles Peyton and Eli and himself’. The claim saw an appraisal as Manning’s sophomore year started with 6 touchdowns in the season opener, followed up with a national television debut in October 2020, vs. Booker T. Washington that earned him two touchdowns.
Is Arch Manning The Coming-Of-Age Quarterback Figure?
Well, claims are that Arch is the flag bearer of the Manning family’s reputation- and some of them are already on the table of truth. No wonder, why the New Orleans native is the No. 1 recruit in the 2023 class. Additionally, the 247Sports ranked him N0. 5 Overall among the Top 100 for the 2023 class.
But not every day is the best game day, a fan argued with Manning’s stats of only 44 yards and 0 touchdowns in the last year’s playoffs. While some fans tend to remain neutral and stated that predictions about future games are like taking shots in the darkness.
For sure, the hopes are high & so are the challenges for the future NCAA star.
- Freshmen Year Stats (2019- 2020):
- 2,407 yards and 34 touchdowns (included 463 yards and 6 TD in first 2 games)
- 6 interceptions
- Sophomore Year (2020-21):
- Passing yards- 1922
- Rushing yards- 274
- Touch Downs- 8
- Junior Year (2021-22):
- Passing Yards- 1371
- Rushing Yards- 310
- Touchdowns- 5
It overalls his high school stats at 5731 passing yards, 72 touchdowns, 455 pass completion, and 18 interceptions.