Hartselle Tigers (15-0) 5-A State Champ
I've always had nothing but respect for the entire Manning family, and it goes beyond football. I've listened to Archie speak before at a little function in Columbus, Mississippi several years back. I grew up around Saints fans for the most part, and was around to watch Archie have to run for his life during his days with the Saints.
I've always said the most impressive thing about Eli was the added pressure he had to live up to. Not of being the #1 overall pick and the face of an NFL franchise in the largest media market, but living up to a last name. Always being compared to his brother, and his father. Of course, he had to do that even at Ole Miss where his dad played.
Eli Manning became an elite quarterback in the playoffs in '07, and has been ever since. Eli is a silent assassin. Don't ever let his golly-shucks outward demeanor fool you, that's to appease Mrs. Manning.