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As the starting quarterback at Mississippi, Eli Manning was forced to live up to the standards set by his father at Ole Miss, let alone trying to avoid the shadow of older brother Peyton. But in addition to creating his own reputation, by setting or tying 47 school records, Eli's most impressive record was setting the school passing record by throwing for 10,119 yards. Amid controversy, however, Manning went as the number 1 pick the 2004 NFL draft when he was selected by the San Deigo Chargers, who in turn immediately traded him to the New York Giants for N.C. State quarterback Phillip Rivers, who was picked fourth overall. The Giants now have one of the NFL's premiere quarterbacks, who finished his collegiate career by leading Ole Miss to a 2004 Cotton Bowl victory. Eli Manning has hand signed this NY Giants mini-helmet. A Steiner Sports Certificate of Authenticity is included.