Former NFL quarterback who threw for 436 yards in the first ever prime-time TV broadcast of a football game while playing college football for Mississippi. He spent the bulk of his NFL career with the New Orleans Saints.
At Ole Miss the speed limit is 18 mph in honor of the number he wore while on the team.
He had a number of New Orleans Saints franchise records in passing until star quarterback Drew Brees came along and set new records across the board.
He was drafted into the MLB 4 times, first in 1967 by the Atlanta Braves.
He married Olivia Williams after meeting her while both were at Ole Miss. He has three sons: Cooper, Peyton, and Eli. Both Peyton and Eli became Super Bowl Champion quarterbacks.
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