The names Eli and Peyton Manning are synonymous with greatness in the NFL, as they are two of the greatest quarterbacks to ever step on the gridiron.

Peyton Manning is the older brother, and many see him as the greatest regular-season player in NFL history. He won two Super Bowls, one with the Indianapolis Colts and the other with the Denver Broncos. He also earned five NFL MVP awards (a record) and numerous other QB records.

Then there’s Eli Manning, a happy-go-lucky guy who never let his endearing personality get in the way of his insatiable appetite for victory. Eli was as good as they come in the pocket, winning two Super Bowls too, both with the New York Giants. He ranks top ten in most QB categories and is popular in NFL folklore.

The Manning Brothers were born in the household of Archie Manning and Olivia Manning, where they got their first taste of teamwork. Let’s have a look at the Hall of Famers’ Hall of Fame family.

Who is Eli and Peyton Manning’s dad, Archie Manning?

Archie Manning was the first to succeed in the NFL and did that from the quarterback position.

Like his sons, Archie was selected early in the NFL draft, as he was the second overall pick in the 1971 NFL draft. He played for three franchises in an eventful NFL career, notably the New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers and the Minnesota Vikings.

Archie achieved the most success of his illustrious NFL career with the Saints, as he was named to the Pro Bowl twice during his tenure in New Orleans. Eventually, he was inducted into the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame following the conclusion of his NFL career.

The legacy of Archie Manning will only be complete by stating that he was a college football legend. He won the SEC Player of the Year Award in 1969 as a member of the Ole Miss Rebels. He broke and set numerous records while at Ole Miss, records his son Eli would break in a couple of decades. Archie was eventually inducted into the College Hall of Fame in 1989.

Who is Eli and Peyton Manning’s mom, Olivia Manning?

Olivia Manning is the matriarch of the Manning family, the wife of Archie Manning, and the mother of Cooper Manning, Peyton Manning and Eli Manning.

Olivia met Archie Manning at the University of Mississippi, where she studied elementary education while her future husband, Archie, played football. Olivia added cheerleading duties to her studies, and that became her point of contact with her future spouse.

Eventually, the couple married during their senior year in college, with the wedding taking place at the National Guard Armory. They have been inseparable since then and share three super athletic children.

These days Olivia Manning is involved in numerous charities alongside her husband and sons. She can be seen attending football activities, college programmes and practically anywhere her presence is needed as the first lady of the Manning household.

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