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Jared Lorenzen and Eli Manning; college opponents and NFL teammates, 2001 and 2008

Posted on November 4, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by

The University of Kentucky’s Jared Lorenzen, left, shook hands with Mississippi’s Eli Manning after the Rebels’ 42-31 win on Sept. 29, 2001, at Commonwealth Stadium. The two quarterbacks were both sophomores. Led by Manning’s 268 yards and two touchdowns, the Rebels piled up nearly 500 yards. Lorenzen reclaimed his starting role from Shane Boyd when first-year UK coach Guy Morriss, looking for a spark in the third quarter, made a switch at QB. Lorenzen led the Cats’ offense the rest of the season, including to a near-upset of sixth-ranked Tennessee. Both Manning and Lorenzen hold many records for their schools, including career passing yards. Photo by David Perry | Staff

Almost seven years after that college game in Lexington, Manning led the NFL’s New York Giants to a Super Bowl title, with Lorenzen as his backup. The pair, shown here taking the field Feb. 3, 2008, at Super Bowl XLII at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., had both been with the Giants since 2004. Photo by Mark Cornelison | Staff

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