Former Tennessee star quarterback Peyton Manning will be honored during halftime at the Tennessee-Georgia matchup.
Tennessee announced today that former Volunteer and NFL legend Peyton Manning will be honored during this year's Tennessee-Georgia game, per the Rocky Top Insider.
Manning was announced as an inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame back in January, and his selection will be celebrated with a ceremony and an "on-campus salute" during halftime of the game.
“Peyton is one of this university and athletic program’s finest ambassadors,” Currie said via a press release, per the Rocky Top Insider. “Honoring him at our Georgia game this fall provides our fans with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate not only his induction into the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame, but also the incredible impact he continues to make across Big Orange Nation.
“The fact that he has asked all of our living Hall of Famers to share in this moment is very special and illustrates why he is so admired and revered amongst the Tennessee faithful.”
Manning threw for 11,201 yards and 89 touchdowns in his four years at Tennessee.
Tennessee plays Georgia on September 30th, and a kickoff time has yet to be announced.