Former Tennessee and upcoming Corridor of Fame NFL QB Peyton Manning took aspect in a surprise virtual fall-in for a College of Tennessee course on Thursday.
He crashed his former professor’s Communications 499 class, surprising the learners and trying to carry their spirits.
“I know this is likely not the best way you men envisioned to invest your senior 12 months,” Manning mentioned. “I just really encourage you to hold a constructive mindset, keep working like you are performing and try to choose a little little bit of the more time you have to attain anything else or support out somebody in have to have. There are a good deal of folks hurting out there through this time.
“Be grateful for what you have and just know the College of Tennessee is proud of you and heading to aid you just about every way they can, and Dr. Haas and his section are likely to do the same factor.”
A handful of pupils noticeably took out their phones throughout Manning’s surprise, presumably getting photos of a single of the school’s most famous alums.
He led the Volunteers to the 1997 SEC championship prior to declaring for the NFL draft. Manning, who had his No. 16 jersey retired by Tennessee in 2005, passed for 11,201 yards and 89 touchdowns in the course of his university profession.
Commencing on March 23, Tennessee moved all of its classes on the internet for the period of the semester.