Former NFL great Peyton Manning has been tabbed to host a reboot of the popular quiz show “College Bowl.” The future NFL Hal-of-Famer announced he has signed on to host 10 episodes of the show that was immensely popular in 1960’s.
The game show pits students from different universities in a battle of brains. Winners of College Bowl receive scholarship funds to continue their education at their respective universities, according to TMZ Sports.
Since retiring from the NFL, Manning still serves as a great ambassador for the league and often makes televised appearances. His current show “Peyton’s Places” depicts the quarterback traveling to different parts of the country to talk sports and other topics. He reportedly had an offer for the Monday Night Football commentator gig but didn’t accept.
Manning, a star quarterback at the University of Tennessee, says he is ready for the opportunity to host the show.
“I’ve always loved intense college competition, so I’m thrilled to be part of the team bringing back College Bowl,” he says. “Having personally seen the profound impact scholarships can make on deserving students, I can’t wait for the moment when we get to award life-changing scholarships to the winning team.”
Peyton Manning Teaming up With Brothers
In addition to Peyton’s hosting duties, his brothers, Cooper and Eli, are serving as executive producers of the show, TMZ reports. A starting date for the return of College Bowl has not arrived, according to reports. But for Manning, who has been to the Super Bowl and Pro Bowl multiple times, it’s another “bowl” honor for him.
After the announcement, some Manning fans took to social media to express their thoughts on the new host. One Twitter users suggest Manning would also make a great host for another vacant gameshow hosting gig.
Soon he’ll be the host of Jeopardy.— D.R. (@BosToLax) November 25, 2020
“Soon he’ll be the host of Jeopardy,” the Twitter user suggests.