February 5, 2007
All I can say is "Wow!" I went to the great University of Tennessee at the same time as Peyton Manning and had the privilege of watching him from the student section. He was certainly not the player then that he is now, but it was obvious he was destined for greatness. He majored in my minor (speech communication) so I had a couple of classes with him. Everyone knew that he would not be looking for a job after graduation. However, he graduated in three years with the highest GPA ever for his major. Many people don't know that when he stayed for his last season (1997 - when he led the team to the SEC championship) he was actually in grad school. I think every Tennessee grad is wearing a huge smile today!