A member of one of the most well-known football families is set to be in Cleveland next year and tickets will be on sale soon.

Cleveland State Community College will begin selling tickets to the public this October to come and hear Archie Manning.

Manning will speak at the L. Quentin Lane Center in August 2020.

“We are so excited to bring someone as accomplished as Archie Manning to Cleveland State,” Dr. Bill Seymour, CSCC president, said. “This will be a special time for our region. We wanted the speaker we chose to be just as special. Someone who could really inspire those who take part.”

The special ticketed event is the feature piece of CSCC’s 2020 Homecoming and Alumni Celebration Weekend.

Among the other events taking place will be a CSCC Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony and CSCC Golf Tournament.

Dates and times for Manning’s speaking engagement, as well as the other events being held during the August 2020 celebration, will be released in October.

CSCC’s special guest speaker is currently most commonly known for being the father of two future National Football League Hall of Famers. Eli and Peyton Manning, both former NFL Super Bowl MVPs, along with their brother, Cooper, are the three children of Manning and his wife, Olivia.

A native of Drew, Mississippi, Manning is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.

Beyond being a former collegiate and professional football player himself, Manning has served on numerous charitable organizations throughout the United States.

The former Ole Miss quarterback, as well as Peyton, were selected as two of college football’s greatest players of all time.

In addition to his second overall draft pick in the NFL’s 1971 draft, Manning was also drafted by Major League Baseball on four different occasions.

Manning had his jerseys retired from Ole Miss and the New Orleans Saints.

Although the Saints do not officially retire numbers of former players, his jersey still hangs from the rafters of the Louisiana Superdome.

As well, no other player has worn his number eight for the Saints since his retirement.

For more information on the event, contact CSCC’s Director of Communications and Marketing Don Foley at 423-473-2341 or dfoley@clevelandstatecc.edu

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