Peyton Manning is now four years into retirement with no intention of returning to the football field. He is, however, keeping his mind, body, and legendary arm in tip-top shape.
Joining his close friend, iconic late-night television host David Letterman, Manning showed off his arm by firing footballs at empty cans. Manning was throwing at the beer can as they sat atop a statue at Ball State University.
Several in attendance of Manning’s throwing exhibition took pictures or videos and shared them on social media.
While Manning showed off his trademark accuracy by hitting the cans, it isn’t known if letterman faired as well. The two have become great friends with Manning appearing on Letterman’s show several times during his career. He was even a special guest on the finale of Late Night with Letterman, which aired in May of 2015.
The long time friends were on the Ball State Campus on Tuesday to film a segment for Manning’s ESPN show “Peyton’s Places.” Ball State University, which is located in Muncie, Indiana, just happens to be Letterman’s, Alma Mater.
Manning Visits With Ball State Football Team
The segment includes Manning attempting to pick off beer cans on top of a statue that was wearing an Indianapolis Colts Jersey bearing Letterman’s name on the back. The duo attracted the attention of Ball State students and athletes. The football star also reportedly spent some time with Ball State’s football team, according to TMZ Sports.
Ball State University Athletic Director Beth Goetz said Manning and Letterman’s visit is great exposure for the school.
“It was an exciting day for our football program,” she said. “The team was thrilled to engage with these two Indiana legends for Peyton’s Places. We are grateful for the opportunity to help showcase our campus. It was truly a once in a lifetime experience for our student-athletes and coaches.”