Arch Manning has been a central focus of high school football the past few years, with the talented quarterback creating national buzz for possible NCAA landing spots as he racks up records at Isidore Newman (Louisiana) — ones previously held by uncles Eli and Peyton .
But that’s all in the rear view as the top-rated recruit in the Class of 2023 lands in Austin to begin his college journey at the University of Texas.
Now Archibald S. Manning is a college kid. A five-star play-caller, of course. But behind the mask, he is just a face on campus. Like the others, he adjusts to a rush of new experiences, joining a confused crowd of freshmen as he meanders across campus.
And, apparently, he loses things, most notably his student ID card—a classic college move woven into a storied tradition that’s as common as losing socks in the dryer.
Of course, when you’re part of the Manning Tree — and likely the QB1 to return the Longhorns to national glory — there will be tweets.
Arch Manning has been at the University of Texas for less than a week and he’s already lost his ID 😂
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) January 13, 2023
The Arch Manning era in Texas has begun 🔥 pic.twitter.com/8XbWt01H7y
— College Football Hype (@CFB_Hype) January 13, 2023
The Arch Manning era in Texas is off to a rough start 😂 pic.twitter.com/SzdCPzMhxx
— 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬 (@sportingnews) January 13, 2023
As expected, QB-related jokes and breakdowns abounded. But this one stood out from the pack:
Arch Manning: poor pocket awareness https://t.co/K8nMD9xgoh
— Jackson Diidlake (@diidlake) January 14, 2023
And if you lose your student card more than once…
Arch Manning lost his Texas ID AGAIN and you have to wonder if it will be noted on his scouting report📉 pic.twitter.com/f0gkYStBDi
— Bussin’ With The Boys 🐺 (@BussinWTB) January 17, 2023
Manning’s iconic blunder. Legendary.
Would you prefer an Arch Three-Peat?