Get ready to honor Peyton Manning, Tennessee fans.
On Wednesday, Tennessee announced that the former Vols quarterback will be honored at halftime of the Tennessee-Georgia game on Sept. 30 at Neyland Stadium. The National Football Foundation will highlight Manning during the moment, and it will serve as Manning’s “On-Campus Salute” to recognize his selection into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Manning’s entrance into the College Football Hall of Fame was announced in January. He will be inducted during the 60th NFF Annual Awards Dinner at the New York Hilton Midtown on Dec. 5.
“Peyton Manning’s college football accomplishments clearly rank him among the greatest of all-time,” NFF President & CEO Steven J. Hatchell said in a statement. “And his record on the field, in the classroom and as a leader in the community unquestionably makes him a powerful ambassador for our game. Adding ‘Hall of Famer’ to his accolades as an NFF William V. Campbell Trophy winner and NFF National Scholar-Athlete only adds to our ability to hold him out as an example for the next generation to emulate. We are extremely excited about honoring him this fall during his On-Campus Salute in Knoxville.”
Manning is Tennessee’s 23rd inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame.