Football fans in New Orleans might have recognized a familiar face in the crowd during Saturday’s Mardi Gras parade. Peyton Manning, a five-time NFL MVP, attended the event and seemingly blended into the crowd.
The Saints’ social media team captured a video of Manning and shared it on their Twitter page:
Manning, 43, was born in New Orleans and his dad, Archie, played quarterback for the Saints from 1971-1982.
Archie’s three sons — Cooper, Peyton and Eli — all played high school football at Isidore Newman in New Orleans. Cooper’s football career was cut short by spinal stenosis but Peyton and Eli both went on to win Super Bowls as quarterbacks in the NFL.
Cooper’s son, Arch, is now a freshman at Isidore Newman and he looks like he could become the next great Manning quarterback. Last fall, Arch threw 34 touchdown passes and led the varsity football team to a 9-2 record. He has already drawn interest from Mississippi (Eli’s alma mater), Tennessee (Peyton’s alma mater), LSU and Duke.