Peyton Manning was part of the University of Virginia’s valedictory exercises on Saturday. The school’s graduating committee invited him due to his excellent leadership on and off the field — and perhaps because they thought he would speak to them like he did the kids in that famous Saturday Night Live sketch.
Manning said many inspiring things during the 20-minute speech, but took a detour along the way to chuck passes to a few graduates-to-be. The Denver Broncos quarterback, whose wife is an alum, said he always regretted not slinging the pigskin on the grounds.
He rectified this by just having fun out there as a delighted crowd looked on. I’d wager this is the first time Manning has ever completed a pass to a gentleman wearing a bow tie and vest — and will likely be the last.