Peyton Manning Still Owns the Tennessee Record Books

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    It’s been 20 years since Peyton Manning took a snap for the Vols, and 13 different quarterbacks have started for Tennessee since Manning’s last start in the Orange Bowl at the end of the 2017 season. Yet even after all that time, Manning’s name still dominates Tennessee’s record books.

    Even two decades after suiting up for the Vols, Manning still owns 18 school records. And that’s part of the reason why Manning was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame on Monday.

    Here are all the records Peyton Manning still holds at Tennessee.

    Game Records

    Pass attempts: 65
    Pass completions: 37
    Total offensive plays: 70

    Season Records

    Total yards: 3,819
    Touchdown passes thrown: 36
    Total offensive yards: 3,789
    Yards per game: 315.8
    300-yard passing games: 10

    Career Records

    Pass attempts: 1,381
    Pass completions: 863
    Completion percentage: 62.5%
    Total yards: 11,201
    Touchdown passes thrown: 89
    Total offensive plays: 1,534
    Total offensive yards: 11,020
    Total touchdowns: 101
    Wins as starting quarterback: 39
    300-yard passing games: 18

    Manning is also the only Vol with two 3,000-yard seasons in school history. Josh Dobbs finished 38 yards short of eclipsing 3,000 yards in 2015, otherwise he would’ve joined Manning as the only two players with two 3,000-yard seasons.

    This upcoming season will mark the 20th season of Tennessee football since Peyton Manning last took a snap in the orange and white. But Manning’s presence is still all over Tennessee’s record books.

    Nathanael Rutherford is the managing editor and social media manager for Rocky Top Insider. Nathanael graduated from the University of Tennessee and cultivated a passion for the Vols while growing up in Knoxville a mere 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. He's been a part of the RTI team since November of 2015 and has been the editor of RTI since June of 2017. If he's not talking or writing about Tennessee athletics, he's probably talking about Star Wars.