NFL Great Eli Manning visits LaVell Edwards Stadium with BYU Legends

Salt Lake City Great NFL quarterback and former New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning visited LaVell Edwards Stadium and met some BYU football legends.

The two-time Super Bowl champion shared a photo from his visit to Provo, Utah with a Twitter post on Thursday, June 21.

Manning, who has led the Giants to a pair of Super Bowls and won MVP in both title games, visited BYU’s LaVell Edwards Stadium along with a pair of Cougar icons and former NFL QB teammates Ty Detmer and Jim McMahon.

“That’s the irony. Wherever I go, more footballers. JimMcMahon and Ty Detmer,” Manning tweeted.

McMahon later confirmed the purpose of the visit with a tweet excerpted from Manning’s original post.

“Fun day BYUfootball with these 2. Check out Eli’s places streaming on ESPN+ this fall! @TyDetmer14,” McMahon subscriber.

Hemā Heimuli Jr. confirmed “They’re doing an ‘Eli’s Place’ episode about the BYU Quarterbacks.”

Dettmer said he “had a great time” with Manning and McMahon.

“Eli Places” is a show that airs exclusively on ESPN+ and the sports network describes it as a show where Manning “takes his own version of his brother’s version.” [Peyton Manning] Signature show [Peyton’s Places] To explore what makes college football a way of life across the country. Eli will travel to some of the most famous and historical college football institutions and meet giants in the sport to better understand what makes college football such a patriotic sensation.”

The show premiered in September 2021.

Prior to his retirement and career as a show host, Manning led the crime of the Giants from 2004-2019. He entered the league as the No. 1 overall pick of the Ole Miss in the 2004 NFL Draft. Manning ended his illustrious career with two Super Bowl rings, two Super Bowl MVP awards, a Walter Payton Man of the Year award, and four Pro Bowl picks. His No. 10 shirt was retired by New York.

Jim McMahon and Ty Dettmer

Prior to their time in the NFL, McMahon and Detmer were BYU quarterbacks.

Jim McMahon

A native of Roy, Utah, McMahon played with the Cougars from 1977 to 1981. During his BYU career, McMahon broke 70 NCAA football records and won multiple awards, including Davey O’Brien and Sammy Baugh.

After his BYU career, McMahon was selected by the Chicago Bears with the No. 5 overall pick in the 1982 NFL Draft. McMahon led the Bears to a pair of Super Bowl championships during his time in Chicago. He played in the NFL until 1996. McMahon ended his career as a two-time champion, NFL Player of the Year (1991), and a Pro Bowl selection.

Tai Dettmer

Detmer followed McMahon and played in BYU from 1987 to 1991. Like McMahon, Detmer set several NCAA records during his college career. After his time at BYU, Dettmer held the record for the most number of yards in a college career. He was honored as the 1990 Heisman Award winner. Dettmer has also received a pair of Davey O’Brien Awards, a Sammy Baugh Award, and a Maxwell Award during his time as a Cougars signal communicator.

After his college career, Detmer was selected by the Green Bay Packers during the ninth round of the 1992 NFL Draft. Although he spent most of his NFL career as a reserve quarterback, Detmer played in the league until 2005.

Both ex-Cougars are in the BYU Hall of Fame and have their retired jerseys inside LaVell Edwards Stadium.

Kyle Ireland is an NFL Insider for and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (Tweet embed) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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