Throwback Thursday: Archie Manning holds baby Eli, pumps iron

In 1981, Sports Illustrated did a photo shoot with Archie Manning. 
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Back in 1981, Sports Illustrated visited Archie Manning as he prepared for his 11th season with the Saints, with Paul Zimmerman profiling the former Ole Miss great.

While the story is excellent, what caught our eye were the photos taken by SI’s Lane Stewart, showing the 32-year-old Manning staying in shape, spending time with his family and working one of his five off-season jobs as he tried to ready himself for what he hoped would be his first winning season in the NFL. 

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Archie Hits The Gym

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Manning Relaxes on the Links

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Check out Lil’ Eli

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Throwing Touchdowns and Selling Oldsmobiles

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BONUS: Rare Photos of the Manning Family