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Ole Miss to retire Eli Manning's No. 10 this season

As soon as Eli Manning announced he would be stepping away from the NFL back in January, Giants President and CEO John Mara told the media that Manning's No. 10 jersey number would be retired into the franchise's Ring of Honor.

The Giants won't be the only ones retiring the legend's number.

Ole Miss Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics Keith Carter announced on Monday that Manning will have his No. 10 uniform number retired during the Auburn football game on September 19.

Manning becomes just the third player in the school's history to have his number retired, joining a group that includes his father Archie Manning (18) and Chucky Mullins (38).

Manning became the Rebels' starting quarterback heading into his sophomore season and went on to put up historic numbers over the next three years.

He finished his Ole Miss career with 10,119 passing yards and 81 touchdowns, both of which still stand as all-time school records. He also set new records for completions (829) and passing attempts (1,363). Altogether, Manning set or tied 47 different Ole Miss single-game, season and career records during his time in Oxford, Mississippi.

Manning collected numerous accolades following his senior season in which he threw for 3,600 yards and 29 touchdowns. He was the recipient of the Maxwell Award, given to the best all-around player in college football, as well as the Johnny Unites Golden Arm Award and the SEC Offensive Player of the Year award. He was also named First-Team All-SEC, Second-Team All-American and finished third in the 2003 Heisman Trophy voting.

The legendary quarterback went on to become the highest pick in Ole Miss history when he was selected with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft.


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