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Tennessee to retire Manning's No. 16

Updated: October 27, 2005, 8:37 PM ET
Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- NFL quarterback Peyton Manning returns to his alma mater this weekend for a ceremony to retire the No. 16 he wore at Tennessee.

"I'm looking forward to it. It's going to be a special honor for me. It's a nice tribute," he said this week. "This is probably one of the biggest honors, if not the biggest honor, that I've received."

Manning is the most decorated athlete in school history, the Southeastern Conference's all-time leading passer and a high academic ...

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