SALT LAKE CITY – NFL great and former Recent York Giants quarterback Eli Manning visited LaVell Edwards Stadium and met with some BYU football legends.
The 2-time Super Bowl champion shared a photograph of his visit to Provo, Utah with a post on Twitter on Thursday, June 21.
Manning, who led the Giants to a pair of Super Bowls and won MVP of the 2 title games, visited BYU football’s LaVell Edwards Stadium alongside a pair of Cougar icons and fellow former NFL QBs in Ty Detmer and Jim McMahon.
“That is getting ridicules. All over the place I’m going, more football players. @JimMcMahon and Ty Detmer,” Manning tweeted.
McMahon later confirmed the aim of the visit with a quote tweet of Manning’s original post.
“Fun day @BYUfootball with these 2. Take a look at Eli’s Places streaming on ESPN+ this fall! @TyDetmer14,” McMahon shared.
BYUtv’s Hemā Heimuli Jr. confirmed “they’re doing an “Eli’s Place” episode about BYU Quarterbacks.”
Detmer said he “had an important time” with Manning and McMahon.
“Eli Places” is a show that streams exclusively on ESPN+ and is described by the sports network as a show where Manning “takes on his own version of his brother’s [Peyton Manning] signature show [Peyton’s Places] to explore what makes college football a lifestyle across the country. Eli will travel to a number of the most well-known and historic college football establishments and meet with giants in the game to higher understand what makes college football such a national sensation.”
The show debuted in September 2021.
Before his retirement and profession as a show host, Manning led the Giants’ offense from 2004-2019. He entered the league because the No. 1 overall pick of Ole Miss within the 2004 NFL Draft. Manning finished his illustrious profession with two Super Bowl rings, two Super Bowl MVP awards, a Walter Payton Man of the 12 months award, and 4 Pro Bowl selections. His No. 10 jersey was retired by Recent York.
Jim McMahon and Ty Detmer
Prior to their time within the NFL, McMahon and Detmer were star quarterbacks at BYU.
McMahon, a native of Roy, Utah, played for the Cougars from 1977-81. During his BYU profession, McMahon broke 70 NCAA football records and won multiple awards, including the Davey O’Brien and Sammy Baugh.
Following his BYU profession, McMahon was chosen by the Chicago Bears with the No. 5 overall pick within the 1982 NFL Draft. McMahon led the Bears to a pair of Super Bowl championships during his time in Chicago. He played within the NFL until 1996. McMahon finished his profession as a two-time champion, NFL Comeback Player of the 12 months (1991), Pro Bowl selection.
Detmer followed McMahon and played at BYU from 1987-91. Like McMahon, Detmer set multiple NCAA records during his college profession. After his time at BYU, Detmer owned the record for probably the most passing yards in a school profession. He was honored because the 1990 Heisman Trophy winner. Detmer also earned a pair of Davey O’Brien awards, a Sammy Baugh, and a Maxwell Award during his time because the Cougars’ signal-caller.
After his college profession, Detmer was chosen by the Green Bay Packers through the ninth round of the 1992 NFL Draft. Despite spending most of his NFL profession as a backup quarterback, Detmer played within the league until 2005.
Each former Cougars are in BYU’s Hall of Fame and have their retired jerseys featured inside LaVell Edwards Stadium.