Few players in the history of college football recruiting have generated the buzz that Arch Manning has.

The quarterback prodigy is not only among the most sought after players in his class, but also comes from one of the most prestigious families in all of football, regardless of level.

Having the same last name as Archie, Peyton and Eli can only create higher expectations for Arch. But he has apparently lived up to the hype in deciding where to take his talents.

With that, The Sporting News takes a closer look at Arch Manning’s family tree, including his relationships with football legends Archie, Peyton and Eli:

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What relationship does Arch Manning have with Peyton, Eli?

Arch Manning is the nephew of Peyton and Eli Manning.

Arch’s relationship with his uncles is partially why you have so much publicity in the recruitment process. She’ll aim to follow in his footsteps: They were both college standouts (Peyton at Tennessee, Eli at Ole Miss) who became the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft and won multiple Super Bowls.

Like his uncles before him, Arch is a standout quarterback at Isidore Newman High School (New Orleans). Also like his uncle, Arch is one of the best players available in the country; he is not only the best pro-style quarterback in the class of 2023, but also their number 1 overall player by 247Sports Composite Ranking.

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(247Sports had no recruiting rankings prior to 2000, the year following Eli Manning’s class; Peyton Manning was largely considered the best recruit in his class, although Eli held no such distinction.)

How is Arch Manning related to Archie Manning?

Arch Manning is the oldest grandson and second oldest grandson of Archie Manning, a legend for both Ole Miss and the New Orleans Saints. Archie Manning is the namesake of Manning’s last quarterback.

It is unclear to what extent Archie has been involved in his grandson’s development. With that said, the Manning family patriarch told the indianapolis star in 2019 that his grandson, then a freshman at Isidore Newman, was “probably a little bit ahead of them as a freshman”, referring to his own children Peyton and Eli.

Who are Arch Manning’s parents?

Arch Manning is the son of Cooper Manning, the son of Olivia and Archie Manning, and Ellen Heidingsfelder.

Cooper Manning was similarly promoted as a football player like his younger brothers, eventually committing to play for Ole Miss like his father as a catcher. However, in the summer before his freshman year, Cooper experienced numbness in his fingers and toes; he was diagnosed with spinal stenosis, which brought about the immediate end of his playing career.

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How old is Arch Manning?

Multiple outlets list Arch Manning’s birthday as May 19, 2005; that would make him 17 years old as of May 19, 2022. He will turn 18 in May before his freshman year of college.

Arch Manning will be 20 years old when he is first eligible to enter the 2026 NFL Draft following his junior season in 2025.


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