Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning are three household names. Decades after retirement, Archie's talent is still discussed more than just in reference to his sons' abilities.
The eldest Manning signed up with the Ole Miss Rebels and earned the 1969 SEC Player of the Year title. His jersey number, 18, is the only one ever to have been retired at Ole Miss.
His sons, Peyton and Eli, both became collegiate stars, though they may not have equaled their father's impact at either school.
Peyton quarterbacked for the Tennessee Volunteers from 1994-1997. He went 863-of-1,381 for 11,201 yards, 89 touchdowns and 33 interceptions while wearing the orange and white. He earned the following awards for his performance during the 1997 season:
Davey O'Brien Award
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award
SEC Player of the Year
He also finished three straight seasons in the Heisman top 10 on the final ballots. He finished as high as second, which he accomplished in 1997.
Eli Manning finished third in Heisman voting in 2003 based on his stellar performance with the Ole Miss Rebels. Eli went 829-of-1,363 for 10,119 yards, 81 touchdowns and 35 interceptions during his stint with the Rebels.
He won the Maxwell, Johnny Unitas Golden Arm and the SEC Offensive Player of the Year Awards all in 2003.
Archie Manning was selected No. 2 overall in the 1971 NFL draft. Peyton was the No. 1 pick in the 1998 draft, and Eli followed up as the No. 1 pick in the 2004 draft. Though Eli would essentially protest his selection by the San Diego Chargers, it certainly worked out in his favor in the long run.
One of the most legendary quarterbacks in the history of the sport fathered not one, but two No. 1 draft picks. As an aside: Both sons went on to win Super Bowls.