Eli Manning to announce retirement

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One of the best to ever put on an Ole Miss football uniform, best known for knocking off Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in two Super Bowls, is calling it quits.

It is the end of an era for New York giants quarterback Eli Manning, who’s expected to officially announce his retirement at a Friday press conference.

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The former Rebel played all 16 years in the Big Apple where he’ll leave as the team’s all-time leader in passing yards and touchdowns.

The 39-year-old is just one of five players in NFL history to win at least two Super Bowl MVPs.

Manning’s farewell news conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Friday.

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A native of Pass Christian and a St. Stanislaus alum, Jeff Haeger comes to News 25 from right in our backyard. He most recently spent more than three years working as the sports reporter for WHLT-TV in Hattiesburg, where he provided extensive coverage of his alma mater, The University of Southern Mississippi. At Southern Miss, Jeff was a member of the Honors College and graduated with a B.A. degree in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Spanish. He also wrote for USM's award-winning school newspaper, The Student Printz, where he won first place for Best Sports Story in 2013. Jeff loves to travel, and is excited to get back on the water to reunite with his family. In his spare time you can find Jeff spending time with his friends, and maybe even winning a fantasy football league. For sports stories contact Jeff at jhaeger@wxxv25.com.

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