Denver Broncos quarterback and Vols legend Peyton Manning was on campus Monday to present the Peyton Manning Scholarship to incoming freshman Haslam Scholars Stephen Alexander “Alex” Crockett and Cody Sain.
Manning, Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek, and Provost Susan Martin joined the two honorees and their families for a brief ceremony in the Peyton Manning Locker Room at Neyland Stadium.
“This program continues to be a great connection for me and my family to this great university,” said Manning. “My four years here in Knoxville were wonderful and filled me with so many great memories. I am grateful, through this program, to be able to provide many of those same opportunities and chances that I had to others.”
The Peyton Manning Scholarship program is now in its seventeenth year and has benefited 21 students. It is now awarded annually to two incoming Haslam Scholars.