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Arch Manning passes uncles Eli, Peyton in Newman record book, close to more history

Sam Spiegelman10/01/22
Article written by:On3 imageSam Spiegelman

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Five-star Plus quarterback Arch Manning continued his ascent in the school record books at New Orleans (La.) Isidore Newman as the Greenies returned to action on Friday. The nation’s No. 1 player in the 2023 recruiting cycle passed some familiar names en route to history as well.

Manning threw for 326 yards with seven touchdowns in a 52-22 road victory at Pearl River (La.) on Friday. The Texas verbal commitment passed both of his uncles in the Newman record books en route to history — becoming the school’s all-time passing touchdown leader (101) and career passing yardage leader (7,393 yards). Manning broke Uncle Peyton Manning’s career touchdown record (93) and Uncle Eli Manning’s mark (7,389) along the way.

“I think last night meant a lot,” Newman coach Nelson Stewart told On3 on Saturday. “He loved all his wideouts getting involved. He isn’t just planting and throwing; he’s extending plays and is really seeing it right now.”

“We gave him the game ball and made him break the team down,” Stewart added. “I think he liked being able to be with his family and take a picture after the game. He’s really a humble kid, man. It’s refreshing.”

Another massive record in sight

With four games remaining in the regular season, Manning (124 TD) is three touchdowns shy from tying former Newman QB Jay Tyler (Stanford) for the lead in total touchdowns. Tyler has held the record for nearly 10 years with 127 total scores rushing, receiving and passing.

After tossing seven touchdowns in limited action on Friday, Manning is a few more scores away from rewriting the history books. Manning has passed for 1,206 yards and 20 touchdowns over the first month of Newman’s season. He’s played the last two games without leading pass-catcher and fellow Longhorns pledge Will Randle, who underwent successful ACL surgery on his left leg this past week.

Manning is the No. 1 player in the country according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.