Eli Manning to be inducted into New Jersey Hall of Fame
Eli Manning has had a big year. The legendary Giants quarterback retired from the NFL back in January. Immediately following the retirement announcement, Giants President and CEO John Mara announced that Manning would be inducted into the franchise's Ring of Honor and his No. 10 jersey would be retired. Soon after, over the weekend of Super Bowl LIV, Manning received the 2020 Bart Starr Award for character and leadership.
You can now add a Hall of Fame induction to that list.
The New Jersey Hall of Fame announced Wednesday that Manning would be a member of the hall's newest class of inductees, joining Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway, Grammy-winning gospel singer Cissy Houston and several others.
Manning led the Giants to two Super Bowl championships and took home MVP honors in both games. He finished his career ranked seventh in NFL history in passing yards, touchdowns, and completions.
Manning also retired as the franchise's all-time leader in nearly every major passing statistic.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NJ Hall of Fame will not be doing an in-person induction ceremony at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park. Instead, the hall will be doing a virtual ceremony that will air on TV, radio and social media on October 18.
A total of 29 inductees were selected this year.
Photos from the career of two-time Super Bowl MVP quarterback Eli Manning