Peyton Manning has been a sports idol since his college days when he played for the Tennessee College Volunteers and then went to the NFL where he got “iced up” earning Super Bowl rings both with the Colts and the Broncos, but as the saying goes, one always returns to the place where we were happy, and that is exactly what the two Vince Lombardi Trophies holder will do: he will be a professor at the School of Communication and Information.
Tennessee University announces Peyton Manning as professor
“Peyton Manning (’97) joins the College of Communication and Information as a professor of practice this fall. A nationally recognized media personality, entrepreneur, and sportscaster, Manning will provide transformational learning opportunities,” posted the College of Communication and Information on social media announcing Payton’s arrival.
“There is no other ambassador for our college and university like Peyton Manning, and we are proud to welcome him to the college’s faculty,” said Joseph Mazer, dean of the College of Communication and Information. “Peyton is a true Volunteer, and I hope our students will gain invaluable knowledge from him as we continue to prepare the next generation of communication and information leaders.”
“My time as a student in the College of Communication and Information was a pivotal experience during which I learned critical skills and messaging techniques that I continue to use almost daily,” Manning said. “I look forward to working with the university’s talented faculty and directly with students to ensure they are well prepared for their future careers.”