Archie Manning will be in the house on Saturday when Ole Miss hosts Auburn at 7:15 p.m. ET.
The former Ole Miss great will be honored during the game with an On-Campus salute, the school announced on Wednesday.
Manning is the NFF Chairman and the 2016 recipient of the National Football Foundation’s Gold Medal — the organization’s most prestigious award.
The medal “recognizes an outstanding American who has demonstrated integrity and honesty; achieved significant career success; and has reflected the basic values of those who have excelled in amateur sport, particularly football,’ according to the university press release.”
“Archie Manning became an icon as one of the greatest players to ever set foot on the gridiron, and he subsequently used his standing to become one of the game’s greatest ambassadors,” NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell said in a press release. “The entire football community has been blessed by his enormous contributions, and we take great pride in having him as our chairman.
“He has earned this honor many times over, and we are extremely proud to add his name to the esteemed list of past NFF Gold Medal recipients and honor him at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.”
Manning will also officially be honored during the 59th NFF Annual Awards Dinner Dec. 6 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.