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Nov 10, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants backup quarterback Eli Manning (10) before the game against the Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Like father, like son.

Ole Miss announced Monday it will retire Eli Manning's No. 10 jersey during the 2020 season.

He will be the third former Rebels player to have his number retired, joining his father, Archie (No. 18), and Chucky Mullins (38).

"We couldn't be prouder or more excited to officially add Eli's No. 10 to its rightful place among the retired jersey numbers in our football history," vice chancellor for intercollegiate athletics Keith Carter said. "Like Chucky and Archie, Eli left an indelible impact on our program and the game of football as a whole. His dedication, humility and kindness over the course of his career epitomizes what it means to be a Rebel, and we look forward to celebrating him as a player and a person."

Manning set or tied 47 school single-game, season and career records during his four-year tenure in Oxford from 2000-03.

He finished third in the 2003 Heisman Trophy voting, passing for 3,600 yards, 29 touchdowns and 10 interceptions that season for the 10-3 Rebels.

"I owe so much credit to the coaches and all the wonderful teammates that I had here during my time in Oxford that put in all the hard work right alongside of me," Manning said. "It'll be special to see the number go up there next to my dad and Chucky Mullins."

Manning was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft. He played his entire 16-year NFL career with the New York Giants, earning two Super Bowl MVP awards and passing for 57,023 yards and 366 touchdowns.

The 39-year-old announced his retirement in January.

Mullins was paralyzed during a game in 1989 and died in 1991. Archie Manning finished third in the Heisman balloting in 1970 and fourth in 1969.

--Field Level Media

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